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Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

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Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

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Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

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Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

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Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

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Position Requirements

For:

  • Public Health Veterinarian
  • Food Inspector
  • Consumer Safety Inspector (Slaughter Inspection)

Veterinary Medical Officers, Food Inspectors and Consumer Safety Inspectors (slaughter) are involved in ante-mortem inspection of livestock or poultry and post-mortem inspection of red meat or poultry. This inspection activity is performed in a noisy industrial environment with large moving machinery that cannot be stopped instantly. Workstations and walkways can be extremely narrow and slippery. Excellent stability and balance is required. Frequent physical activities such as walking, climbing, standing, and kneeling are required, including climbing and walking on catwalks. Common environmental conditions include sub-freezing temperatures and frequent summertime temperatures at 80 to 90 degrees with extreme humidity.

Inspection activity requires rapid, constant repetitive motion with both hands and wrists. Red meat viscera inspection requires the palpation of organs and slicing with extremely sharp knives. Accurate color vision is essential to notice subtle shades of product color in the detection of abnormalities that make a product unfit for human consumption.

Functional Requirements:

  1. Moderate light lifting, 30 pounds, with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
  2. Repetitive motion of upper body and limbs (8 hours).
  3. Reaching above shoulders.
  4. Use of fingers—dexterity and normal sensation required.
  5. Both hands required.
  6. Walking (8 hours).
  7. Standing (8 hours), in limited space (2 x 4 feet).
  8. Climbing stairs and vertical ladders.
  9. Both legs required (prosthesis acceptable if full range of mobility is allowed).
  10. Near vision using appropriate vision screening device.
  11. Far vision correctable to 20/40.
  12. Normal depth perception.
  13. Normal peripheral vision (85 degrees temporally in each eye).
  14. Normal color vision.
  15. Normal hearing (without aid).
  16. Ability to detect odors.
  17. Clear speech.

Environmental Factors:

  1. Working indoors and outdoors.
  2. Excessive heat.
  3. Excessive cold.
  4. Excessive humidity.
  5. Excessive dampness or chilling.
  6. Excessive noise, continuous.
  7. Slippery and uneven walking surfaces.
  8. Working around machinery with moving parts.
  9. Working around moving objects or vehicles.
  10. Working with hands in water.
  11. Working in close proximity to others.
  12. Protracted or irregular hours of work.
  13. Working with knives or other tools.
  14. Exposure to offensive odors such as manure, blood, etc.
  15. Possible exposure to noxious fumes.
  16. Will be required to wear appropriate safety protection.

For:

  • Consumer Safety Inspector (Processed Products Inspection)

Consumer Safety Inspectors (processed products inspection) are involved in inspection of red meat, egg and poultry products used for human consumption. This inspection activity is performed in a noisy industrial environment with large moving machinery that cannot be stopped instantly. Workstations and walkways can be extremely narrow and slippery. Excellent stability and balance is required. Frequent physical activities such as walking, climbing, standing, and kneeling are required, including climbing and walking on catwalks. Various environmental conditions, ranging from sub-freezing temperatures to frequent summertime temperatures at 80 to 90 degrees with extreme humidity, are common.

Accurate color vision is essential to notice subtle shades of product color in the detection of conditions that make a product unfit for human consumption. A normal sense of smell is needed to detect odors.

Functional Requirements:

  1. Light lifting, 10 pounds.
  2. Walking (8 hours).
  3. Standing (8 hours).
  4. Climbing stairs and vertical ladders.
  5. Both legs required (prosthesis acceptable if full range of mobility is allowed).
  6. Near vision using appropriate vision screening device.
  7. Far vision correctable to 20/40.
  8. Depth perception.
  9. Normal peripheral vision (85 degrees temporally in each eye).
  10. Normal color vision.
  11. Normal hearing (without aid).
  12. Ability to detect odors.
  13. Clear speech.

Environmental Factors:

  1. Working indoors and outdoors.
  2. Excessive heat.
  3. Excessive cold.
  4. Excessive humidity.
  5. Excessive dampness or chilling.
  6. Excessive noise, continuous.
  7. Slippery and uneven walking surfaces.
  8. Working around machinery with moving parts.
  9. Working around moving objects or vehicles.
  10. Working in close proximity to others.
  11. Exposure to offensive odors.
  12. Possible exposure to noxious fumes.
  13. Will be required to wear appropriate safety protection.

 

Last Modified Jun 22, 2015