Flock Supervisor in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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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 Purpose

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.


  • 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.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases of turkeys, in accordance with guidelines 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 Huntsville Complex objectives.
  • Implements and evaluates field projects as assigned by Grow-Out Manager.
  • 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 meeting to acquire a current knowledge of turkey husbandry practices.

Knowledge Skills and 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

Education and Experience

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

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • May work in damp and cold environment
  • Seasonably hot and warm environment
  • Work in Seasonal Outdoor conditions
  • Work with loud and noisy machinery
  • Work in dusty environment
  • Work with chemical or Fumes
  • Work around pungent odors
  • Working with Live Animals


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