Farm Associate I

Full Time
Albertville, AL 35951
Posted Today
Job description

Summary: This role plays a critical part in overall success of the farm operations within the Breeder and Broiler Farm and or Production Plant. The Farm Associate has primary responsibility for the animal care and welfare of the birds within the facility.

Job Description:

· May work up to 6 days a week, including weekends and holidays

· Gather eggs in a manner that prevents excessive breakage

· Grade eggs according to category, size and condition. Transfer egg flats with eggs from the barn to the egg cooler room and record the number of eggs collected and assist in washing eggs and maintain sanitary conditions in the egg wash room/cooler room

· Maintain and record eggs and or gather proper data as instructed

· Maintain poultry house living conditions by monitoring and troubleshooting issues with feed lines, drinkers, fans and barn appearance etc.

· Monitor and document the health of the flock and or mortality

· Clean out houses and rebuild bird pens as needed

· Transfer up to 50 lbs of feed and maintain feed in all feeders according to trial requirements and ensure all birds can access the feed

· Will be required to collect birds for moving or weighing

· Ability to work in a poultry processing plant - Live hang poultry, use cutting instruments to de-bone and or cut poultry as trained for proper data collection

· Ability to work with chemicals such as detergents, disinfectants, etc.

· Must perform essential duties in a safe and efficient manner as trained

· Must be able to perform manual tasks in extreme hot or cold temperatures

· Must follow Animal Care Standards, Animal Welfare Guidelines and Bio-Security policies and procedures

· Must be able to work in dry, dusty, damp and or wet environment

· Must be able to work with live animals and the associated environment

· Must be able to, on a routine basis, handle and interact with live poultry

· Must be able to be around farm related smells or odors and loud/noisy environment

· Must be able to work in an environment with substantial dust circulation

Job qualifications and physical requirements:

· Ability to understand oral and written instructions and perform simple tasks. Required basic skills - reading, writing and arithmetic

· Ability to perform work that is repetitive in nature

· Ability to stand for long periods of time (8 hrs or more - must have a flexible work schedule)

· Ability to grip, grasp or twist using hands and wrists.

· Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs or more

· Bend and stoop repetitively throughout the shift

· Animal husbandry experience preferred but not required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $14.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Albertville, AL 35951: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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