Cobb STF1 Brooder House Worker

at Tyson Foods in Rose, Oklahoma, United States

Job Description

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members.

Los solicitantes seleccionados para este puesto deben estar completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 como condición de empleo. La verificación de la vacuna se requerirá para el 1 de octubre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo con base en la sede (corporativa) de la empresa y para el 1 de noviembre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo en las plantas y almacenes.

Job Details:

Cobb Brooder House Worker

Cobb Sweetwater Farm 3718 N 495 Rd Rose, OK 74364

Work Schedule: Wednesday thru Sunday, including holidays

Hours: 7 am to 3 pm or until finished. Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs. Those with previous farm experience is preferred.

Position Summary:

+ This position attends to and cares for day old chicks to 10-week old broiler chickens. Other duties may be assigned.

+ Applicants with previous agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred.

+ Starting Wage: $15.45. Plus, additional shift differentials for evening; nights and weekends.

+ Competitive benefits include:

Health, dental and vision insurance

Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Short- and long-term disability insurance

Critical Illness, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance


Stock purchase plan

Education assistance program, including GED assistance, Citizenship assistance, ESL, and tuition reimbursement

Referral incentives

Paid vacations

Paid holidays

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Feeds and waters birds according to schedules. Monitors temperature, lights, humidity and adjusts as instructed. Cleans and disinfects waterers and pens and performs routine housekeeping duties; repairs pens and equipment (feeders, waterers, lights, fans, etc., (30%)

+ Walks floors daily; examine birds for signs of illness and treats according to instructions; pick up and dispose of mortality, loads mortality into incinerator. (20%)

+ Places pen partitions according to calculations; segregates birds according to line and age of source. Transfers birds between pens as instructed. Collects cleft pallet and fecal swabs. (20%)

+ Records information according to instructions such as line, bird weight, medications, feed & water intake, and mortality. Minor repairs on pens and equipment. (10%)

+ Assists with haul out of birds for processing and rendering. Helps with activities at the University of Arkansas Processing Plant. Helps with activities at the designated commercial hatchery on hatch day. Assists with general housekeeping/laundry. Helps with special projects as needed. (10%)

+ Addendum to Job Descriptions for Source Control and Essential Functions to be read and signed that is attached below:

During the current Pandemic (2020), all Team Members will be required to wear company issued facial coverings. Training will be provided to each Team Member specific to their job and their facility location in addition to signing an acknowledgement form they understand these expectations. It is considered an essential function of each job for a Team Member to wear the company issued facial coverings. If a Team Member indicates they will not wear the mask, they will not be considered for the position in which they are applying or any position that requires the facial covering. If a Team Member has a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing the mask, Cobb will engage in an interactive process to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be provided that addresses the safety concerns associated with the Pandemic and allow the Team Member to perform the essential functions of the job.

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities:

These may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice, such as: inspects birds to determine quality and progress by weighing birds weekly; sanitation of breakroom, boot rooms, equipment, and vehicles; properly euthanize selected or weak/ill birds in accordance with company policy (10%)

Biosecurity/Animal Welfare/Safety Requirements:

Appropriate clothing and footwear are 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 using two Team Members, up to 50 pounds to move items such as partitions, boxes of chicks, etc., Must regularly push or pull up to 500 pounds (wheeled feed cart) Tools, such as shovel/pitchfork may be required move up to feed or shavings. 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 500 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: Tools and Equipment: Requires use of hand tools such as wire cutters, pliers, wrenches, broom, squeegee, shovel, counter, vaccination gun, stick needle, eye drop bottle, animal tag pliers; power tools such as cordless drill, gas powered back-pack blower; equipment such as dump truck, skid-steer, tractor, trailer with gas-powered sprayer, pallet jack, lawn mower and weed-eater, catch-frames, scales, tables, scanners, extension cords, coops; safe operation of vehicle to and from work area.

+ Environment: Required to work on wet, slippery surfaces. Also work in hot, dry, dusty, wet, icy, snowy and cold environments.

+ Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, Safety goggles, face shield, chemical gloves, waterproof apron, and company issued footwear are required. Ear plugs will be used as required. NIOSH approved N95 particulate respirators will be worn as needed.

+ Chemicals Commonly Used: Disinfectants such as Synergize, Virocid, Lysol, Bleach, Clorox wipes, Green Clean, hand sanitize, insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, formaldehyde and pesticides.

+ 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. Must wear company provided safety covering.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran’s status.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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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.

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Job Posting: JC188897120

Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

Updated On: Sep 22, 2021