Vermont Livestock Slaughter & Processing

Sanitation Controller | Full Time

Category: Agriculture Products/Services

Location: 76 Depot Rd, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456, USA

About Vermont Livestock Slaughter & Processing: 

Vermont Livestock Slaughter & Processing (VLSP) is a small family-owned business, and our mission is to provide quality service to the livestock industry. As one of the few USDA-inspected facilities in Vermont, we are equipped to slaughter and process beef, lamb, and pork for clients from both in and out of state. We cater to a wide range of clients from private individuals with a few head each year, to commercial producers who require multiple animals processed with regularity. We are a critical part of the forward-thinking farming and food community in Vermont, and across the New England landscape, that supports and celebrates farmers who raise livestock locally through humane practices and pasture-based systems. 

We believe that for local food systems to thrive, it is of utmost importance to operate and support independent, small, local processing facilities. The success of small, adaptable facilities like ours is in many ways the keystone of distributed food systems. By being inextricably linked with small livestock farms in New England, our small slaughter and processing business is a critical part of New England’s sustainable food system. 

Who We Are: 

We are a dynamic team with a wide range of backgrounds who have come together with the shared mission of strengthening the small slaughter and processing industry. We value honesty, hard work, a good sense of humor, and integrity among our team members. We recognize our mistakes and support growth among ourselves. We show up for each other and strive to be the best for our clients.  

With nearly 50 years of experience meeting clients’ needs, we have built strong relationships with the farming community and our peers. We are located in Addison County, an area with strong agricultural roots, and are competitively located near the New York border and road system. On a weekly basis, we are currently processing 35-40 animals, and we are undergoing a renovation to modernize our facility and increase our throughput.  

Who We Are Looking For: 

We are looking for a team- and detail-oriented Sanitation Controller. Sanitation is a critical requirement for all food establishments, and slaughter and processing facilities are one of the most regulated food establishments in our country. Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing is a USDA FSIS-inspected facility.   

As a growing facility and business, we are looking for a team member that is inspired by the work that we do, and our role in New England’s food system. We are looking for a team member who has an interest in learning, is comfortable with teamwork settings, and can contribute to a positive and friendly work environment. We are looking for candidates with an eagerness to contribute to our continued growth and evolution.   

Duties and Responsibilities: 

As the Sanitation Controller, you will: 

  • Report to the Production Foreman and oversee the cleanliness and health safety of our facility. 
  • Clean the slaughter and processing equipment, and safety items in the facility, as well as our walls, ceilings, and floors.  
  • Accurately interpret USDA FSIS requirements and complete paperwork with attention to detail.  
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 

This position requires self-motivation, attention to detail in both writing and cleaning, and the ability to receive constructive reviews of the work performed.  

In this position, you will be working closely with a USDA FSIS Food Safety Office who is on-duty at all times in our facility. We are seeking a dedicated Sanitation Controller to ensure and affirm that we are meeting the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work will be conducted in wet, cold, and hot areas with slippery floors. 
  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Compensation and Schedule: 

$17 hourly rate 

The current hours for this position are roughly between 7:00am and 3:30pm including lunch and breaks and may be modified as our production throughput increases. A typical work week will be 30-40 hours per week. 

Benefits & Perks: 

Benefits for full-time staff include:  

  • Comprehensive health benefits  
  • Sick leave 
  • Paid time off and company-recognized holidays 
  • Weekly meat benefit 


To Apply:

Application Process: 

VLSP is committed to creating an inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on merit and business need. If this job inspires you, we encourage you to apply. 

Candidates should send an email with “Sanitation Controller” in the subject line to: 

Please include the following information in your submission:  

  • Cover letter explaining interest in this job 
  • Resume 
  • Available start date 
  • Three professional references with contact information 

Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.