Flock Service Representative in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 6/17/2022

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides supervision and support for assigned Contract Turkey growers. Provides good husbandry practice for assigned farms and continually strives to provide the best quality/least cost production.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Informs and advises manager of status and performance of flocks. Maintains accurate records of flock mortality, performance, and medications. 
  • Determines most efficient means of producing high quality and least cost turkeys on contract grower farms.
  • Ensures grower compliance with Butterball LLC’s Best Management Practices and Animal Care & Well-Being Programs.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases of turkeys, in accordance with quidelines set forth by Corporate Veterinarian and Grow-Out Manager of Butterball LLC. Provides follow-up and ensures the disease treatments are administered properly and determines their effectiveness.
  • Maintains constant contact with contract growers in order to address concerns and policies between Butterball and the contract growers. Reviews and explains all flock settlements with contract growers and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Sets and strives to attain goals consistent with the Corporate and Carthage Complex objectives.
  • Implements and evaluates field projects as assigned by Grow-Out Manager.

Additional Responsibilities:

  •    Constructively participates in the Service Department’s Weekly production meetings.
  •    Assist Grow-Out Manager in projecting weekly performance estimates and cost savings projects.
  •    Completes special projects as assigned by supervisor.
  •     Ensures safety and well being of Butterball employees through safety meetings, safety training, safety documentation and continually striving for zero accidents.
  •    Attend seminars and industry meetings to acquire a current knowledge of turkey husbandry practices.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the processes, diseases, and medications of live turkey operations
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with growers and other Butterball associates
  • Working knowledge of common word processing and spreadsheet software

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, handle, load, and unload supplies and materials up to 50 pounds
  • Maneuver on foot onto and through farms:
    •  Through flocks of turkeys that may exceed 50 pounds in weight
    • Will include walking on outside surfaces that may be slippery due to inclement weather
    • Turkey houses with uneven litter surfaces, which may also be slippery
    • Climb/descend steps entering/exiting turkey houses, stepping over feedline equipment
  • Physically handling turkeys up to approximately 50 pounds for examination, inspection, blood collection, etc.
  • Operation of company vehicle traveling to and from farms to conduct business

Education & Experience: 

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree in Poultry Science or Animal Science strongly preferred
  • 2 or more years of relevant experience required (without Bachelor's degree)

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