Job Details:Location: Tennessee Pedigree Complex, Deer Lodge, TNSchedule: Monday through Friday with rotating weekends, including holidays.Hours: 6:35am - 3:15pm daily with job typical of a 40 hour work week.Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs.Successful applicants for this position must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by their 45th day of employment. Successful applicants will need to show proof of at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before their start date.Mask policy will be in accordance with any local, state or federal requirements but will be provided to any Team Member wishing to wear as mask.Applicants with previous agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred. Applicants must reside in the United States to be considered for an interview.Starting wage - $15.45/hour Plus, additional shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends Competitive benefits, including: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Short and Long Term Disability Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance 401(k) Stock Purchase Plan Educational Assistance Program (Including GED Assistance, Citizenship Assistance, ESL and tuition reimbursement Referral Incentives Paid Vacations Paid Holidays ETO- earned time off
Position Summary: This position attends to and cares for the birds in the Grow House. Other duties may be assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:These weigh out and distribute feed exactly according to the outlines ration for both females and males daily. (25%)
These feed and water birds according to schedules. This includes insuring that feeders and drinkers are accessible to birds and that feed is distributed evenly. Transfer birds between pens according to line, size, and sex as instructed; Calculates feed amounts based on number of birds to be received and adjusts to provide adequate feeder, waterer, and brooder space for all birds. (25%)
These weigh birds weekly, then calculate and record both average weights and uniformity. Perform routine housekeeping duties as outlined on the Daily Checklist that include but are not limited to: turning shavings, changing shavings, sweeping, dusting, removing trash, and light maintenance. Check equipment, partitions, and house infrastructure daily to insure sound integrity and functionality. Repair or report any deficiencies discovered. Examine birds for signs of illness and treat them according to instructions. Record information according to instructions such as bird weight, feed intake, and mortality. Record and dispose of dead birds as instructed. Perform other departmental chores as instructed such as cleaning the break station, cleaning equipment and vehicles, moving birds, grounds-keeping, and cleaning incinerators. Vaccinates and isolates birds to effect disease control program. Places pen partitions according to these calculations. Administer nutritional supplements and medications as instructed. (40%)
Other Duties, Responsibilities, and Activities:These may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice, such as: Maintain and assist with housekeeping standards in the working areas; inspect birds to determine quality and progress by weighing birds weekly; sanitation of storage areas, breakroom, boot rooms, equipment, and vehicles; moving birds, grounds-keeping and organizing breeder tags; properly euthanize selected or weak/ill birds in accordance with company policy (10%)
Biosecurity Requirements/Animal Welfare Requirements:The jobsite is a biosecure environment which requires showering, changing clothing and footwear before entering the facility. Appropriate clothing and footwear is provided by the Company. No jewelry may be worn on the jobsite except for medical ID jewelry and body piercings covered by appropriate clothing. Must be willing to sign an agreement to avoid any avian species (chickens, ducks, birds, etc.). Must be willing to sign and abide by the Company Biosecurity and Company Animal Welfare Guidelines.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:Physical: Must use safe lifting techniques. Must regularly lift and/or move, up to 50 pounds items such as bags of shavings, feed buckets, bags of mortality, etc; tools, such as pallet jack, may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 2000 pounds such as shavings, etc.( This equates to 2000 to 4000 lbs per week, in five gallon buckets. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand majority of shift on multiple floor surfaces (i.e. concrete floor, shavings); walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects and controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; climbing/ladder usage; stoop/bend up to 300 times per day; talk or hear; drive a vehicle within the farm complex. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
Tools and equipment: Vehicle, Pressure Washer, scales, calculator,
Environment: Required to work on wet, slippery surfaces and also in hot, dry, dusty, wet and cold environments. House conditions are dusty with excessive darkness majority of the shift. Walking with the aid of a head lamp is required.
Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety goggles, safety glasses, face shield, chemical gloves, cutting gloves, waterproof apron, and rubber boots are required. Ear plugs will be used as needed. NIOSH approved N95 particulate respirators will be worn as needed.
Chemicals Commonly Used: Synergize, Lysol, Bleach, Virkon, among others.
Safety: TM is expected to follow all applicable safety policies and procedures. These include but are not limited to Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, LOTO and Personal Protective Equipment. TM is expected to identify, address and mitigate safety related risks.
Relocation Assistance Eligible:NoWork Shift: 1ST SHIFT (United States of America)Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here (https://www.tysonfoods.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/CCPA%20applicant%20notification.pdf) .