Production Laborer in Jonesboro, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 9/23/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Production Laborer (Mfg or Pkg)

**Increased Pay Rates!!**

All production jobs on day shift start at $14.65 and increase to $15.65 after 6 months. 

Additional Perks

  • 5 Unpaid Personal Days on day one. (Prorated to those hired after July 1 to 2.5 days)
  • Opportunity for OT at 1.5X your base rate - overtime kicks in each week after working 40 hours.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and other benefits available the 1st of the month following 60 days.
  • Company paid holidays after 60 days. 
  • Earned vacation after 1 year.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Career development and growth opportunities.
  • Matched 401k after 90 days with 100% vesting.

Position Summary

The production associate is responsible for performing a variety of production focused tasks on a rotated basis to support the daily production goals in the stuffing and packaging departments.

“This position is deemed Safety Sensitive for purposes of Butterball’s Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy. Details will be provided to individuals who receive a conditional job offer, or upon request.” 

Essential Duties, Functions, and responsibilities:

  • Process product using tools and equipment provided
  • Follows all work safety policies and guidelines
  • Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues or concerns
  • Adheres to all USDA and GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) product standards and guidelines
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Will be required to rotate to various functions within the processing departments
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours
  • Will be required to assist in clean up at break times and end of shift including dumping trash and operating compactor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must pass a background check, drug screen
  • Must be able to read and write
  • Must be able to read a scale
  • Work Keys Certification desired:  Graphics Literacy – Bronze certificate; Workplace Observation – Level 2 Certificate
  • Ability to multitask and visualize product issues such as air in product and air voids
  • Ability to meet time standards for each line (ex. 4 pieces of product per minute)
  • Properly place product in net (if applicable) correctly
  • Properly scale product to correct weight according to specifications
  • Troubleshoot problems at racking station as well as stuffing/netting station
  • Ability to place product in pockets correctly

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing (8 hours a day or more),
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling (up to and including 50 lbs. or more)
  • Reaching overhead (up to and including 25 lbs.)
  • Climbing and adjusting stationary stands
  • Working with knives and hooks
  • Gripping, grasping, and twisting using hands and wrists
  • Bending and stooping for long periods of time
  • Working below knee levels for short periods of time while racking
  • Working above shoulder level for short periods while racking

Working Conditions/Department Description:

  • Work in damp and cold environment  
  • Work with loud and noisy machinery
  • Work in dusty environment when using spice
  • Work with raw meat
  • Work in congested areas


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