Under the general direction of the Department Head, the Animal Nutrition Center
Manager is responsible for a full range of management support duties for the staff and
students of the Animal Nutrition Center. The incumbent supervises and provides
direction to support staff, student interns, enterprise students and additional ANC
personnel; provides operational and safety training and assignments; coordinates
assignments with the faculty project coordinator; trains, oversees and reviews Animal
Nutrition Center employees, and prepares written evaluations of students’
performances at the completion of projects. The Manager is responsible for supply
chain management and logistic coordination of incoming and outgoing products
(department wide), project management of department projects (up to and
occasionally exceeding 2 million dollars). The Manager provides oversight and
management of production animal units and personnel on an as needed basis,
including but not limited to Poultry Center, Swine Center, Sheep unit, and Beef
This position includes responsibility to continue the development and coordination of
the Animal Nutrition Center’s feed production requirements. The incumbent oversees
the continued development and maintenance of a fully integrated department-wide
food/feed safety program, including but not limited to: HACCP certification;
compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CGMP and Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations; preparation of project budgets; design,
research and development of grant proposals; and ensure that all research protocols
are properly adhered to throughout studies. In addition, the position must maintain
production and financial records for Cal Poly’s Animal Nutrition Center and works
closely with local, state and federal agencies and feed associations to ensure food
safety requirements are met. Other duties include facility and site maintenance,
automation system upgrades and maintenance, feed equipment maintenance,
replacement and installation, department feed systems maintenance and repair, feed
transport and delivery, facilities and equipment inspection and correction for safety
and environmental hazards, marketing and development of future Cal Poly feed
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS:
1. Possession of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification or must
obtain within 6 months date of hire.
2. Possession of First aid and CPR certification or must obtain within 6 months of date
3. Possession of a valid driver’s license or must obtain by date of hire.
4. Possession of a valid Class A Driver’s license within six months of the date of hire
REQUIRED SPECIALIZED SKILLS
1. Knowledge of current FSMA regulations and the ability to achieve compliance with
these regulations with animal feedstuffs fed on campus.
2. Knowledge of animal nutrition marketing practices and knowledge of regional and
national ingredient markets including familiarity with innovations and advancements in
the industry and regulatory agencies.
3. Working knowledge of effective management principles including proven
supervisory skills with the ability to plan, implement, and manage multiple projects to
meet deadlines with a finished and effective product; ability to instruct undergraduate
and graduate students in various aspects of feedmill. Knowledge of inventory
4. Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn federal, state, and university safety policies
5. Knowledge of manufacturing automation systems. Ability to learn feed production
6. Demonstrated sound judgment, discretion, tact, and a willingness to take initiative.
Demonstrated high standards of ethical conduct, confidentiality and professionalism in
dealing with sensitive matters.
7. Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, set deadlines, and complete
projects in a timely manner.
8. Ability to express ideas and concepts in one-on-one or small group situations.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organization and
9. Ability to develop operation procedures and summaries. Ability to develop complete
and thorough management documents. Ability to develop food/feed safety programs.
10. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students,
administrators, managers, the campus community and the general public. Ability to
interact with students and the public in a professional manner.
11. Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair complex mechanical systems.
12. Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting principles and ability to perform
simple arithmetic calculations.
13. Ability to operate 4WD vehicles, rubber tired tractors, various tractor mounted
implements, power tools, tractor trailer combinations, equipment and livestock trailers,
forklifts, hay squeezes, hydraulic man lifts, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), scales.
Proficiency in the use of hand tools.
14. Ability to use a computer, including spreadsheet and word processing software.
Ability to troubleshoot and repair minor computer and network issues. Ability to
maintain production records, budgets and financial records.
15. Ability to analyze information and data from a variety of sources, present
information and recommend solutions.
16. Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high-level
and sensitive interpersonal situations involving diverse personalities, and to respond
appropriately to conflicts and problems.
1. Experience in managing food/feed safety programs and managing a feed mill
2. Experience in feed and animal production management strategies.
3. Experience with feed production software including formulation (FORMAT),
inventory control (Feed Mill Manager) and automation programs.
4. Additional experience in livestock research projects and/or university experience.
on steep terrain in the presence of ticks and exposure to poison
oak. This includes ability to walk and stand for long periods of time on
uneven surfaces, and ability to climb steep surfaces.
Ability to work at heights for extended periods of time; this often
requires the use of fall protection equipment.
Ability to work within confined spaces for extended periods of time.
Ability to be medically released for the use of a respirator.
Ability to repeatedly lift heavy objects, including bales of hay, bags of
grain and mineral supplements often weighing between 50-125 pounds.
Must be able to operate farm tractors, ATVs and equipment as well as
over the road trucks, which require climbing into a cab or seat.
Must be able to work flexible hours, usually on short notice to meet
operational needs, including early mornings, evenings/nights, and
weekends as necessary.
This position classification has been defined as “Exempt” and is not
subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for
occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours, occasional holidays, and adjust
working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to
perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’
under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is
required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive
Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be
approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date.
Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or
less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide
emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application
Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history,
and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential
and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
Full-time MPP employees are required to disclose outside employment at
time of hire or within 30 days of taking additional outside employment
subsequent to time of hire.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position
with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check
may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment
of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will
be required to undergo a background check for any position where a
background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as
sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of
individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children,
concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or
heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university
For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all
members of our community.
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Cal
Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance,
retirement participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System and educational
benefits for eligible employees. All rights associated with the appointment are
governed by the Management Personnel Plan adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees.
To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and refer to Requisition #104699 (online staff application required). Attach the following required materials to your online faculty application: letter of interest, vitae, and unofficial copy of transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your online application. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. For questions, please contact: Nicole Einfalt, Animal Science Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407; phone (805) 756-7341; fax (805) 756-7403; email@example.com. Open until filled; review begins December 26, 2017. Applications received after that date may be considered. EEO.