Night Live Hang Associate in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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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

To humanely place the birds on the hanging line in preparation for slaughtering and ensuring minimal damage is done to the bird.

Essential Duties, Functions and responsibilities:

When bird comes down the conveyor belt, grasp the legs of the bird (a leg in both hands) and place legs into shackle.

Ensure proper placement of bird on the line; do not cross legs of the bird or hang the bird by one leg.

Check for any DOA (Dead On Arrival) birds. Check by grabbing the bird by the leg or wing to feel for stiffness.

Remove all DOA birds from the line and place on the floor to be taken by the floor person.

Keep the conveyor line full at all times.

Hang appropriate shackles assigned to your job station.

Responsible for ensuring that the bird is treated humanely at all times.

Responsible for reporting any unusual or suspicious behavior; including inhumane treatment of animals.

Follows all work safety policies and guidelines

Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/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 department

Performs other duties as assigned

Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions

Ability to meet required birds/minute.

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 and pre-employment physical

Physical Requirements:

Standing 8 – 10 hours per day

Lifting up to 60 lbs

Bending, stooping, twisting, and squatting.

Repetitive hand intensive task, tight gripping, grasping, pinching, and pulling required.

Working Conditions/Department Description:

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

Night Shift hours are: 12:50AM - 9:30AM

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