Food Product Specialist I

Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res

Department Website Link:


Tucson Area Farms


Food Product and Safety Lab, 4181 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

Position Highlights:

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences is seeking a motivated person for the position of Food Products and Safety Lab Specialist. The candidate will be performing a wide variety of food processing, lab safety duties and provides information and assistance to customers for the success of the Food Product and Safety Lab.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all parts of productions, including cutting, weighing, washing, packaging, pricing, and cooler organization
  • Fabrication of carcasses into primal and retail cuts and packaging of meat products
  • Responsible for Pre and Post operational sanitation
  • Assist customers in unloading and loading products
  • Assists in harvesting of meat animals, poultry and exotics

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of harvesting of meat
  • Knowledge of USDA standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in fabrication of carcasses in primal and retail cuts



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:


Job Function:

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Samuel Garcia
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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