at Butterball in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
**Increased Pay Rates!!**
All production jobs on day shift start at $14.65 and increase to $15.65 after 6 months. (2nd shift receives additional $1.00 shift premium)
5 Unpaid Personal Days on day one. (Prorated to those hired after July 1 to 2.5 days)
Opportunity for OT at 1.5X your base rate - overtime kicks in each week after working 40 hours.
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and other benefits available the 1st of the month following 60 days.
Company paid holidays after 60 days.
Earned vacation after 1 year.
Career development and growth opportunities.
Matched 401k after 90 days with 100% vesting.
The production associate is responsible for performing a variety of production focused tasks on a rotated basis to support the daily production goals in the stuffing and packaging departments.
"This position is deemed Safety Sensitive for purposes of Butterball's Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy. Details will be provided to individuals who receive a conditional job offer, or upon request."
Essential Duties, Functions, and responsibilities:
Process product using tools and equipment provided
Follows all work safety policies and guidelines
Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues or 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 departments
Performs other duties as assigned
Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours
Will be required to assist in clean up at break times and end of shift including dumping trash and operating compactor
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions
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
Must be able to read and write
Must be able to read a scale
WorkKeys Certification desired: Graphics Literacy - Bronze certificate; Workplace Observation - Level 2 Certificate
Ability to multitask and visualize product issues such as air in product and air voids
Ability to meet time standards for each line (ex. 4 pieces of product per minute)
Properly place product in net (if applicable) correctly
Properly scale product to correct weight according to specifications
Troubleshoot problems at racking station as well as stuffing/netting station
Ability to place product in pockets correctly
Standing (8 hours a day or more),
Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling (up to and including 50 lbs. or more)
Reaching overhead (up to and including 25 lbs.)
Climbing and adjusting stationary stands
Working with knives and hooks
Gripping, grasping, and twisting using hands and wrists
Bending and stooping for long periods of time
Working below knee levels for short periods of time while racking
Working above shoulder level for short periods while racking
Working Conditions/Department Description:
Work in damp and cold environment
Work with loud and noisy machinery
Work in dusty environment when using spice
Work with raw meat
Work in congested areas
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.