Temporary Production Worker- General Labor

at Butterball, LLC in Huntsville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Employer Information: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529. Phone 919-255-7979. FEIN 56-1458630.

Job Information: 26 General Laborers needed for temporary, full-time employment

Job Duties and Requirements: As a temporary production associate, individuals will be responsible for performing a variety of repetitive production focused tasks (detailed below) on a rotated basis to support the daily production goals to produce whole turkey products, turkey parts ready-to-cook turkey products, and ready-to-eat turkey products; train to proficiency to rotate through jobs and perform multiple similar tasks within the department and perform any job in the department at the supervisor’s discretion.  Duties required to complete these tasks may include: hanging chilled turkeys on moving shackles; shaping turkeys to product specifications; mixing and injecting basting and brining solutions into turkeys; weighing turkeys prior to injection; sealing turkeys into bags on rotamatic machine; packaging and bagging turkeys; weighing, tagging, and netting turkeys; reading tags on packaged turkeys and placing them into correct boxes; stacking complete boxes of turkeys; cutting and trimming breast meat for roasts; applying seasonings to breast meat for roasts; weighing roasts; packaging roasts with assistance of rotamatic and netting machines;  loading turkeys onto racks for oven; pushing racks into ovens; and washing empty racks; and performing other related duties as assigned.

The position requires temporary production associates to process product using tools and equipment provided, including knives, hand jacks, sealing and bagging machines, and ovens. The job requires the employee to maintain a clean and organized work area, follow safety policies and guidelines, and observe equipment operation to notify appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns, and adhere to all USDA and GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) product standards and guidelines.   Temporary production associates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the job, the employee will stand throughout the entire shift, excluding breaks.  This position requires the following additional physical demands: bending and stooping for long periods of time; the ability to grip, grasp, and twist using hands and wrists repetitively through the course of the shift; operating with handheld cutting tools and/or mechanical machinery; lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling up to and including 60 pounds; reaching overhead up to and including 25 pounds; and climbing and adjusting stationary stands.  

Employees must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene equipment, including, but not limited to, steel mesh guards, bump caps and/or hard hats, steel-toed footwear, hearing protection, smocks, and gloves.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. The Production Worker – General Labor position requires work in a damp and cold environment with loud and noisy machinery.  The employee will be working with raw meat in congested areas.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Before workers are hired, applicants are required to undergo a background check and drug screen paid for by the employer and successfully pass a physical exam to ensure the applicant is physically capable of performing the job prior to hire.

No education or prior work experience is required for this position.

This position is deemed Safety Sensitive for purposes of Butterball’s Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy. Please refer to the Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy for important information, including the obligations that Safety Sensitive employees have with respect to the lawful use of drugs and medications.

Employer will offer a minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday; some Saturdays and Sundays may be required based on operational needs. Workers in packaging, boxing, or smoke and bake positions will work 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. Workers in injection or producing boned, rolled, and tied (BRT) breast roasts will work 8:15 am - 7:00 pm. Workers in either position may be assigned to the third shift, which is from 11:00 pm - 8:00 am. Generally, all production shifts will run for approximately 8-9 hours, but workers may experience workdays of up to 12 hours on occasion as needed. Overtime is required as necessary in order to keep up with production demands. Workers are needed to begin work on 10/01/2022 through 06/30/2023.

On-the-Job Training: On-the-job training will be provided to the worker.

Worksite Location: 1294 N. College St., Huntsville, AR 72740

Wage Offer and Availability of Overtime Pay: Workers will be paid no less than $15.90 per hour. After 90 days workers will be paid no less than $17.40 per hour. Overtime hours may vary and will be paid at 1.5 times the regular hourly rate. Employees will be paid double time on the seventh consecutive day working during one work week should it be necessary. 

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, PTO, bereavement, jury duty. Retention, referral, and relocation bonuses available:

  • Retention Bonus:
    • $2,000 total maximum bonus payout:
      • $250 after 3 weeks completed; $250 after 6 weeks completed; $250 after 12 weeks completed; $250 after 18 weeks completed; $250 after 6 months completed.
    • Referral Bonus:
      • $2,000 total maximum bonus payout for current referring team member:
        • $300 payout after 30 days completed; $500 payout after 90 days completed; $1,000 after 6 months completed.
      • Relocation Bonus:
        • $10,000 total maximum bonus payout:
          • $3,000 payout after 1 week completed; $2,000 payout after 4 months completed; $2,000 payout after 8 months completed; $3,000 payout after 1 year completed.

Single Workweek for Pay: The employer will use a single workweek, Monday through Sunday, as its standard for computing wages due. 

Frequency of Pay: Workers will be paid every Friday (weekly).

Provision of Board/Lodging or Other Facilities: The employer will assist workers with finding housing but will not provide housing.

Deductions from the Worker’s Paycheck: Deductions required by law will be taken from each paycheck. All other deductions from the paycheck will be voluntary and will be at the worker’s request. Employer will first obtain written permission for voluntary deductions. Voluntary deductions may include, but are not limited to, rent, cafeteria meals, uniforms, meat sales, and insurance.

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Job Posting: 3447854

Posted On: Jul 03, 2022

Updated On: Jul 03, 2022