*During first year of employment only
  • Education: No previous education necessary
  • Experience: No previous experience necessary
  • English: Intermediate level of English
  • Driving licence: Not mandatory
  • As a Plant Inspection Assistant, you’ll work in a poultry slaughterhouse or processing plant and ensure that all meat is being produced safely and in accordance with relevant laws.
  • You’ll check that poultry are all healthy and inspect carcasses to make sure that no diseases are present.
  • This is a very important role, as you’ll be responsible for the safety of the public who purchase meat products

Your tasks will likely vary from day to day but will include the following:

  • Carrying out post-mortem inspection for detection of abnormalities of all carcases and offal presented.
  • Verifying that carcase meat and offal rejected as unfit is removed, stored and disposed of.
  • Maintaining accurate records of post-mortem inspections and findings.
  • Monitoring HACCP as per plant procedures.
  • Collecting and inputting of data.
  • Carrying out tasks related to the stunning, slaughter, dressing, evisceration, cutting up and storage of meat.
  • You’ll be expected to maintain high standards of professional integrity, personal motivation and work closely with others team members and FBO staff
  • You’ll be expected to be able to deal with all sorts of different people; this means someone who is an effective communicator, able to build good working relationships.
  • And you’ll need to have knowledge of the poultry sector.
  • You can expect to work between 37 and 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday but this can vary, and overtime might be required to meet a deadline; also, you may have to work early or late shifts.
  • You are likely to be based in one plant only but a driving license and access to transport is useful; also, as you’re inspecting a production line you can expect to be standing in one place for a while.
  • You’ll have to be physically fit and sometimes the working conditions might be hot or cold, and you’ll be expected to wear protective clothing such as boots, hats and overalls.
  • This is not a job for anyone who doesn’t like strong smells and a noisy environment!