Breeder Serviceperson in Raeford, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

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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.


Job Summary – Under the direction of the Breeder Division Manager, manages one or more farms. This includes personnel and turkeys assigned to each farm.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships and manage farm managers and provide ongoing support in development of job skills including disease diagnosis, communication skills, understanding of corporate policies and procedures and documentation.

  • Provide training to farm personnel to further develop skills and enhance performance and productivity.

  • Investigate disease problems and coordinate veterinarian recommendations to implement vaccination and clean-up programs.

  • Review Weekly production and performance of farms and identify additional needs and any retraining.

  • Assumes the duties of subordinates due to vacations and any other absences

  • Coordinate with HR for all personnel decisions to maintain proper level of employees for all farm locations.

  • Conduct performance evaluations on all management and assist in their professional development.

  • Work with the Breeder Division Manager in order to comply with all federal, state and local laws and any regulations of various government agencies to include the USDA, OSHA and others.

  • Ensure Butterball’s bio-security, ACWB, and best management practices at farms are followed.

  • Provide information and direction to ensure farms achieve and meet egg production and fertility goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the turkey life cycle and growing challenges.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with oral and written skills.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Mechanical knowledge and repair understanding, including electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university with an emphasis on studies in Poultry Science or related field; three to five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License required.

Physical Demands

Ability to lift up to 50lbs

Work Environment

Farm setting which involves fowl smells, substantial dust circulation, and loud environment, in often inclement weather. This position also works in an office.


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