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Insemination Crew Worker in Goldsboro, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job Description

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.


Position Summary: 

The Insemination Crew Worker serves as a member of the Insemination Crew and is responsible for various tasks such as manually inseminating hens, vaccinating and moving turkeys.

The Insemination Crew Worker prepares farm houses for Load-Out, loads turkeys onto the truck for shipment, and cleans up the farm after the Load-Out process is complete.  Additional responsibilities include serving as a Utility in helping other departments and areas, including but not limited to Insemination, Milking, Vaccination, Egg Picking, Farm Maintenance, and Shavings.

Essential Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Repetitively lifting approximately 700-1600 hens per day and/or lifting approximately 200-600 toms per day (approximately 30lb hens and 75lb toms)
  • Properly handling and positioning each of the birds for insemination and vaccination
  • Manually inseminate hens and vaccinate birds
  • Set up turkey houses for Load Out
  • Herd birds within houses, as well as moving birds up ramps and onto trailers for loading
  • Herd and/or manually move birds onto loading equipment, such as conveyor belts.
  • Manually load birds onto trucks for shipment.
  • Maintain proper sanitation by cleaning litter in nesting areas, as well as sweeping, washing and disinfecting houses.
  • Serves as a utility in assisting with various tasks, as needed including but not limited to: Farm Labor, Animal Husbandry resposibilities, Vaccination, Insemination, Milking, Maintenance and Shavings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work 6 days each week, early morning shifts starting around 3:00am-4:00am.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions, and perform simple tasks
  • Ability to perform essential duties in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to follow Animal Care Well Being and Bio-Security policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain and record job related data.
  • Ability to work with chemicals, such as detergents, disinfectants, etc.
  • Basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic. 
  • Ability to perform work that is repetitive in nature.

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Grip, grasp or twist using hands and wrists repetitively
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull 65lbs or more live weight, repetitively.
  • Bend and/or stoop repetitively throughout out shift.
  • Working with live animals in a farm environment.

Working Conditions/Department Description:

  • Working in a farm environment, including working outdoors and in seasonal conditions such as:
    • Working in very hot temperatures.
    • Working in very cold temperatures.
    • Working in dry and/or dusty environment.
    • Working in damp and/or wet climate.
  • Working with live animals, and the associated environment, including but not limited to:
  • Working around foul odors, including odors from feces.
  • Working in a loud/noisy environment.
  • Working in an environment with substantial dust circulation. 

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