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Feed Plant Supervisor Duties

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This is responsible technical and supervisory work in directing farm workers in the operation of a research feed processing plant.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for supervising the processing of poultry, swine, and cattle feeds for experimental animals. Work includes warehousing, inventory maintenance, mixing of feed ingredients, record keeping and report writing, maintenance of all feed milling equipment, and providing technical assistance in feed technology to research faculty and students. Work is performed independently and reviewed by an administrative superior and research faculty members through observation of results.


Supervises and trains employees in the total operation of a University feed processing plant.

Plans and administers the budget of the feed mill operation.

Prepares and submits all reports required by State and Federal Officials in compliance with Federal Drug Administration policies.

Develops procedures for improving efficiency and precision in preparing experimental diets and makes recommendations on new equipment for optimum use in feed processing plants.

Maintains all feed ingredients and supplement inventories.

Assists in the manufacture and mixing of experimental feeds.

Provides technical assistance to research faculty and students concerning a wide range of feed technology and nutrition research.

Assists in the maintenance of all feed processing mill equipment.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience in general farming and feed mill operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in a feed processing operation.

Thorough knowledge of feed technology and research methodology.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in a feed processing plant.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with faculty, clients, and subordinate personnel.

Ability to train and supervise others.

Ability to maintain an effective records system and to prepare and maintain budgets.



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