Cobb Sweetwater Poultry Farm 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:Sweetwater Poultry Farm Worker

Cobb Sweetwater Farm, 3718 N 495 Rd Rose, OK 72704Schedule: Wednesday thru Sunday, including holidays

Hours: 6 am – 2 pm or until finished. Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs.

Cobb 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.


Must Reside within one of the following counties to be considered:

In Arkansas – Benton or Washington County.

In Oklahoma – Adair, Cherokee, or Delaware County.

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

+ Starting Wage: S15.45, 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

Position Summary:

House clean out and wash down. Break down and set up house equipment. Preparation prior to placement of birds, general care of farm grounds (mow, brush hog, weed eat). Assist with live haul, special projects assist with house caretaking if needed. Vaccinations, blood pull. Responsible for vegetation and pesticide control on farm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Assist with cleaning and disinfecting poultry houses and all equipment (including vehicles/tractors) utilizing commercial pressure washer on wet/slick floor Operates equipment to remove litter and slats with Bobcat loader and tractor (45%)

+ Move birds as required to laying houses, live-haul birds and assist with weigh days and selections. (20 %)

+ Vaccinations and blood pulls as scheduled. Ensures all HCO swabs are taken and labeled correctly. (15%)

+ Assists in activities at the University of Arkansas Processing Plant. Assists in activities at the designated commercial hatchery on hatch day. Assists with special projects. (10%)

+ Mow/weed-eat/ brush-hog grounds. Set up of poultry houses including shavings, and spraying of pesticides and herbicides (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:

+ The jobsite is a bio-secure 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 30 pounds to move items such as partitions, nests, tools, etc. May be required to occasionally lift up to 80 pounds. May be required to occasionally push or pull up to 500 pounds such as skids of supplies, shavings, slats, etc. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk majority of shift on multiple surfaces; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects and controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; climbing/ladder usage; talk or hear; stoop/bend up to 1000 times per day; 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: 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, extreme dusty, dark, wet, icy, snowy and cold environments.

+ Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, Safety goggles, face shield, chemical gloves, waterproof aprons, and company issued footwear are required. Ear plugs and safety glasses will be used as required. NIOSH approved N95 particulate respirators will be worn as needed. A respirator is required for formaldehyde application.

+ Chemicals Commonly Used: Disinfectants such as Synergize, Virocid, Lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer, Green Clean, insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, formaldehyde, etc.

+ 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 facial covering.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work 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/Af

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Job Posting: JC193017480

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

Updated On: Oct 10, 2021