Carcass Disposal Manager

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Carcass Disposal Manager


Vet Med Facilities

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday
Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Service/Maintenance Foreman/Lead



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for planning, managing and implementing activities associated with the College’s carcass disposal processes. This will include utilization of disposal management equipment and land application associated with the by-product of the digester process. This position will also be responsible for managing regulatory documentation associated the processes in addition to managing the O&M of each piece of equipment. This position will also be responsible for coordinating facilities needs for the College’s Diagnostic lab.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of mechanical systems focusing on plumbing and pump systems.
Knowledge of modern agricultural methods and farming practices.
Knowledge of farm equipment, materials and maintenance techniques.
Knowledge of heavy equipment and trucks used for transportation of effluent and land application
Plan, organize, prioritize and direct work with co-workers
Maintain appropriate records and to prepare reports.
Maintain effective working relationships with research scientists, administrative personnel, graduate students and co-workers.
Gain certification through the Federal Governments Select Agent program and CDL through the Ga. DOT.

Physical Demands:

Lifting 50 lbs per day, driving large vehicles and operating equipment. Sit and or walk for extended periods of time.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Plans, implements and manages the operation the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Labs Tissue digester. Maintain daily logs of disposals and ensure accurate and current records are maintained and disseminated for institutional review. Coordinate and insure correct O&M practices are in place to allow for safe and compliant operations of the digester.

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Plans, implements and manages the operation of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Labs Incinerator. Maintain daily logs of burns and ensure accurate and current records are maintained and disseminated for institutional review. Coordinate and insure correct O&M practices are in place to allow for safe and compliant operations of the incinerator. Working knowledge of the University’s Title V permit and relevant information for the operation of the incinerator.

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Plans, implements and manages the operation of the college’s land application process. Coordinates the associated land management process with the appropriate governing bodies and land holders associated with this project including the CAES

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Works with the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and CAES Meat lab to prepare carcasses and materials for disposal. Ensure the appropriate disposal stream is utilized to insure efficient, effective and compliant disposal of materials.

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Coordinate facilities needs for the Diagnostic Lab and Pathology Department with appropriate University and College entities.

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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time