Laying House Worker - Full Time - Gentry AR 72734

at Tyson Foods in Gentry, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

At Tyson Foods, the safety of our team members is our top priority. For that reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required to enter Tyson facilities.

En Tyson Foods, la seguridad de los miembros de nuestro equipo es nuestra principal prioridad. Por esa razón, los solicitantes seleccionados para este puesto deben estar completamente vacunados contra COVID-19 como condición de empleo. Se requerirá la verificación de la vacuna para ingresar a las instalaciones de Tyson.

Job Details:

Location: Cherokee Farm, Gentry, AR

Schedule: 4 days on/3 days off, including weekends and holidays

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Work Schedule is subject to change based upon production needs

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.

+ Reside within one of the following counties in order to be considered. In Arkansas – Benton, Madison or Washington County; In Oklahoma – Adair, Cherokee or Delaware County.

+ Candidates with agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred.

+ For more information, please contact Jan Anderson, HR (479) 824-3343 ext. 3321,

Starting Wage: $15.45

Plus, additional shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends.

Competitive benefits, including:

+ 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

+ 401(k)

+ Stock purchase plan

+ Educational Assistance Program (including GED assistance, Citizenship assistance, ESL and tuition reimbursement)

+ Referral incentives

+ Paid vacation

+ Paid holidays

Position Summary:

+ Attends to and cares for hens by insuring the flock has adequate feed, water, and ventilation. Collects and inspects eggs to ascertain quality and fitness for incubation by performing the below duties. Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Collects eggs from egg table, pick up eggs from floor, and record number of eggs laid (35%)

+ Collects and handles eggs by observing/grades/cleans and records egg quality; distributes or disposes according to Cobb standard (30%)

+ Weighs feed, handles birds and weighs birds according to schedules (15%)

+ Changes and cleans nest pads, dusts nests, cleans walls and ceilings, maintains egg room in a clean state and performs other routine housekeeping duties; add/change litter (10%)

+ Records information according to instructions such as egg numbers, bird weight, medications, feed intake, mortality, and production percentage (5%)

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities:

+ Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice, such as: Records number of floor eggs and works to eliminate these by training hens to use nest boxes; monitors feed, water, and ventilation systems; santitation of egg collection room and change foot pans; properly euthanize weak/ill birds iin accordance with company policy; remove dead; maintain rat bat stations; spray insecticides; maintain a biosecure environment; walks the inside of poultry houses; collects weekly swabs for testing; performs minor maintenance; dispose of daily mortality; keeps poultry houses supplied with proper materials. Will be required to clean out poultry houses, disinfect houses to prepare for birds. Set up house for new birds, as needed. (5%)

Biosecurity/Animal Welfare/Safety 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. Will be trained to recognize and comply with all Safety procedures.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

+ Physical: Must use safe lifting techniques. Must regularly stoop/bend over to floor level to collect eggs up to 300 times per shift. Must regularly liift and/or move up to 58 pounds to move items such as feed buckets, tools, and trash can. 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 1000 times per day; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

+ Environment: Required to work on wet, slippery surfaces and also work in hot, dry, extreme dusty, wet and cold environments.

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

+ Chemicals Commonly Used: Disinfectants such as Glutex 2, Virocid, and Lysol, etc.

+ Safety: Team member 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. Team member is expected to identify, address and mitigate safety related risks.

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.

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/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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At Cobb-Vantress, the safety of our team members is our top priority. For that reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated aga
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Job Posting: JC194032621

Posted On: Oct 04, 2021

Updated On: Nov 20, 2021