Livestock Weigher 1

State Of Minnesota Worthington , MN 56187

Posted 1 week ago

Job Details

Job Class: Livestock Weigher 1

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants.

Date Posted: 03/11/2019

Closing Date: 03/25/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Division/Unit: Agriculture Marketing & Development Division (AMD)/Livestock Development Unit

Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating with alternating shifts and Saturdays as needed (.60 FTE)

Days of Work: Monday - Saturday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $16.64 - 22.34/hourly

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 AFSCME

Work Area: Agriculture Marketing & Development Division (AMD)

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

This announcement is for two (2) part-time (.60 FTE) vacancies; rotating schedule with alternating shifts and Saturdays as needed.

This position is part of the Agricultural Marketing and Development Division, Livestock Development Unit. The position is located in Worthington, MN at the JBS Swift Plant. Under general supervision, the position provides accurate and impartial weights of livestock through the issuance of Official Certification of State Weight as well as detects and prevents irregularities of the weighing equipment.



Minimum Qualifications

Basic math skills.

Ability to write legible and accurate reports.

Ability to transfer numbers from one form to another.

Ability to effectively deal with the public and the employees of the packing companies.

English skills sufficient to perform the job duties described above, using reading, writing and speaking skills.

Ability to hear oral instructions in a noisy environment.

NOTE: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications listed above will be required to pass a written exam (basic math and name and number matching comparison) prior to the interviewing.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with livestock.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

This position is located within the MDA's Ag Marketing and Development Division (AMDD). AMDD is a dynamic work environment staffed by professionals working on a variety of important topics and issues including biofuels, organics, local foods, domestic and international marketing, livestock development, beginning farmers, value-added processing and more.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact David Weinand at or 651-201-6646.

Connect 700 applicants contact Tracy Ohmann at or 651-201-6187.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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Livestock Weigher 1

State Of Minnesota