Meat Inspector

Posting Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Airdrie, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Meat Inspector 

Job Requisition ID: 21239

Ministry: Agriculture & Forestry

Location: Airdrie

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary Wages (6-Month Term)

Scope: Wages

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 4

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (AF) is responsible for the policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta's agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspires public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food; supports environmentally sustainable resource management practices; and leads collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry please visit our website at:


Under the leadership of the Food Safety Branch, the Meat & Dairy Inspection Section (MDIS) is responsible for licensing and regulating provincial red meat and poultry abattoirs, mobile butcher facilities, mobile butchers and on-farm Slaughter operations. Join the Airdrie team as a Meat Inspector and help play a role in maintaining Alberta's reputation for excellence in food safety! As a Meat Inspector, you will be responsible for providing inspection services at provincial abattoirs while ensuring abattoirs remain compliant with legislation. Duties while performing kill floor inspection services will include: pre-operation inspection, ante and post-mortem examination of animals, completion of time reporting, and completing relevant inspection documentation. 


This work requires an understanding of animal diseases and pathology, humane handling and stunning requirements, sanitation practices, and food safety control programs. This position is a regulatory role and involves the onsite enforcement of provincial statutes administered by the Meat & Dairy Inspection Section. You must be familiar with and have the ability to interpret the Meat Inspection Act, Meat Inspection Regulation, and Meat Facility Standards.


Two-year technical diploma in a related field, such as Animal Science, Animal Health Technology, or Food Safety/Food Science, plus a minimum of 2 years directly related work experience in kill floor ante-mortem and post-mortem meat inspection. Knowledge of animal diseases/pathology is required. Experience using computer technology is required.

Applicants with experience as a meat inspector within the Canadian federal or provincial meat inspection system are preferred.

Equivalencies may be considered for vacancies at a lower classification level.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: 


To be successful in these roles, strong CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING is required as you apply sound knowledge of risk assessment and good manufacturing practices to determine appropriate corrective actions. Strong verbal communication, negotiation and conflict management skills are required as you BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS in your daily interactions with abattoir operators and staff to ensure abattoir operations meet legislative requirements. Your DRIVE FOR RESULTS will ensure that documentation pertaining to your role is completed and submitted in a manner that meets MDIS's operational requirements. The successful candidate it expected to handle themselves in professional manner during trying times. The GoA values of respect, accountability, integrity and excellence will be vital in your day to day activities.


$30.91 to $40.48 per hour


We are currently looking for applicants who are interested in wage opportunities. This role is a temporary, wages position with a projected duration of six (6 months). The hours will be on an on-call, as-needed basis with no guaranteed hours. Hours will vary from week to week. We are currently looking to fill a wage position in Airdrie.


Please be aware that wage/casual/on-call positions have no guaranteed hours of work.


A valid Alberta driver’s license and a commercial driver’s abstract are required. Successful candidates may need to drive long distances before and after shifts. 


The ability to travel within Alberta is required.

How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  


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It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Karen Jackman at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.