Farm Uility Worker in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

Job Snapshot

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.

 

Duties

    DAILY with flock on Farm When Covering Duties

  • Shower into facility
  • Read water meters and mix appropriate water-treatment solutions
  • Pick up dead turkeys, record the number and incinerate the dead turkeys
  • Read and record daily temperature and humidity readings.
  • Adjust the height of feed and water lines.
  • Check ventilation quality and make approved adjustments.
  • Communicate problems and opportunities to the Brooder Hub Supervisor
  • Roto-tilling caked manure along feeder and water lines.
  • Launder dirty clothes
  • Perform shower house custodial duties and yard maintenance.

    SANITATION

  • Hand washing starter feeder and starter drinkers
  • Power washing buildings between flocks
  • Maintaining foot pans daily at each house

    SET-UP FOR NEW FLOCKS

  • Build cardboard brooding pens as directed
  • Fill and Place starter feeding and drinking equipment
  • Clean brooding stoves with compressed air
  • Light and test brooding heaters (LPG)
  • Check water and gas lines for leaks
  •  “Place” Poults on poult placement days
  • Break down poult boxes and collect and dispose of poult box pads.

     LOAD TIME PERIOD DUTIES

  • Clean up the Shower house daily.
  • Winch feeder and drinker lines to overhead position.
  • Drain water lines and empty feed pans after houses are emptied.
  • Hang up hoses and electrical wires to get them out of the way of clean-out tractors.
  • Roto-till caked manure as needed.

      FARM SECURITY DUTIES

  • Notify Supervisor or Butterball Flock Supervisor of any high mortality (dead turkey number) power-failure, or storm damage immediately.
  • Learn to operate Tractor PTO Generator for Emergency power supply.
  • Monitor Normal, authorized traffic and visitors.
  • Stop and Refuse unauthorized traffic or visitors.
  • Report unauthorized traffic and/or visitors.

Research Farm Daily Duties when covering the farm:

  • Keep records of daily water consumption, mortality, temperatures, and any other research data being collected at the time.
  • Pick up dead and incinerate them daily.
  • Climb and read feed bins for accurate feed inventories.
  • Roto-till with a small tractor and tiller.
  • Operate the tractor and sprayer to wash buildings and/or spray turkeys in the heat.
  • Set up and tear down fences inside the buildings when receiving turkeys and when they load out. 
  • Help maintain the grounds on the outside of the buildings.
  • The turkeys on this farm are grown to 20 weeks of age and could weigh up to 50 pounds at market.
  • Help tag turkeys before they load out to go to market

       ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Keep maintenance done
  • Keep the grounds outside maintained
    • Mowing
    • Weed eating
    • Spraying
    • Rodent control
  •  Days off could be variable and some weekends would be required

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