The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is looking for a veterinarian in The Meat Inspection Division at Skærbæk.

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge and are you passionate about food safety and animal welfare? Then you might be our new employee!

Approximately 125 million chickens, pigs and cattle are annually slaughtered in Denmark. The animals are inspected by veterinarians employed by the Danish Food Authority's Meat Inspection. The inspections are carried out by approximately 560 employees spread over 24 large and medium-sized slaughterhouses. The Meat Inspection also handles the inspection of nearly 90 slaughterhouses throughout Denmark.

As a veterinarian in The Meat Inspection Division you will, together with your colleagues be responsible for carrying out daily checks at the slaughterhouses, i.e. inspection of the animals before and after the slaughter. The veterinarian checks that the slaughtering, transport and handling of slaughter animals takes place correctly in terms of animal welfare, and that the slaughtering processes etc. complies with applicable hygiene standards. You will also be given tasks in connection with supervision and checks as well as audits at the companies. There will also be checks in connection with exports and the issu-ing of export certificates, as well as follow-up on various samples taken (mi-crobiology and chemistry).

Employment terms and salary:

As a veterinarian, the average working hours will be 37 hours per week in-cluding a ½ hour paid daily lunch break.

The normal working hours are Monday to Friday. However due to the pro-duction conditions, especially at poultry slaughterhouses, working hours at these slaughterhouses will begin Sunday evenings.

Weekend work will only rarely occur, and work/life balance is of high focus.

Remuneration is in accordance with the collective agreement for the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's veterinarians at export slaughterhous-es, etc.

The basic salary as a new graduate is DKK 26,409.17 per month. You will also receive two qualification supplements for working in a slaughterhouse of DKK 2,564.63 and DKK 4,185.31 respectively per month which is a total of DKK 33,159.11 per month.

The basic salary increases continuously cf. the collective agreement and after working for 6 years, the basic salary will increase to DKK 32,180.08 plus slaughterhouse allowance cf. above, which gives a total monthly salary of DKK 40,130.11. In addition, there is an opportunity to negotiate supplements based on qualifications.

17.1% of the salary per month is paid as pension contribution and you also get 6 weeks holiday per year.

You must have a driving license for driving a car.

Communication with the slaughterhouse employees and your colleagues at The Meat Inspection Division is in Danish. Upon employment, you will be enrolled on a Danish course so that you quickly acquire the necessary lan-guage skills.

The Meat Inspection Division:

You will be employed in The Meat Inspection Division at Danish Crown, Åbenråvej 11, 6780 Skærbæk. The company is Denmark's largest sow slaugh-terhouse and is also EU-authorized. There are slaughtered approx. 5200 sows/boars per week on day shifts (149 sows per hour).

In addition to the Section Manager, the Department consists of 3 veterinari-ans, 9 supervisory technicians and a secretary (part-time).

We have an open and free tone of communication, where employees are in-formed and involved as much as possible in the daily work. Our team empha-sizes a feed-back culture, which strengthens cooperation with our colleagues and customers.

We have pre-planned shifts. The work takes place between 6.30 to 17.30, but with different start and end times.

We are looking for:

  • A trained veterinarian
  • You are a good team player, who works independently, are efficient and proactive in solving tasks, as well as acting responsible in the work carried out, even when you are busy.
  • You are aware of your competences and ask for advice when in doubt.
  • A mature and professional appearance comes naturally to you.
  • You are committed, open and honest and have a flexible and appreciative attitude that among other things is expressed by good cooperation with col-leagues and the management.
  • You like working with people in different professional groups.
  • Experience in meat control will be an advantage, but if you are newly quali-fied or come from another veterinary field, we will provide thorough training.

For more information:

You can read more about the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration at https://foedevarestyrelsen.dk/english/Pages/default.aspx 

Application:

Please note that the link directs you to a site in Danish. Please find a black box in the bottom right hand side stating "Søg jobbet" which leads you to the MInistry's portal which is where you upload your CV and application letter:

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=5001&ProjectId=161508&DepartmentId=6699&MediaId=2979 

We must receive your application no later than December 1st 2022, and interviews will be held between December 12th to December 16th 2022. 

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries regards diversity as an asset and encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply.

Job requirements

Veterinarian

Drivers licence

Benefits

As a veterinarian, the average working hours will be 37 hours per week in-cluding a ½ hour paid daily lunch break.

The normal working hours are Monday to Friday. However due to the pro-duction conditions, especially at poultry slaughterhouses, working hours at these slaughterhouses will begin Sunday evenings.

Weekend work will only rarely occur, and work/life balance is of high focus.

Remuneration is in accordance with the collective agreement for the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's veterinarians at export slaughterhous-es, etc.

Job details
Education field:
Work experience:
Work experience is not required
Language skills:
  • English
  • Very good
Number of positions:
1
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