Cobb- 1st Shift Poultry Farm Worker Labor PR01- Cherokee Farms

Tyson Foods

Gentry, AR

Job Details:

Location: Cobb - Cherokee Farm, Gentry, AR

Schedule: Monday through Friday, including holidays

Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for vaccinating birds and moving birds to designated houses; placing new shavings in poultry houses; maintaining and cleaning farm equipment; blood pulls; all farm preparation prior to placement of birds; and vegetation control on the farm; removing used litter from poultry houses; bush hogging and/or mowing around poultry houses; assisting with house clean out, wash down and disinfection as needed.

Starting wage: $16.00/hour

Competitive benefits starting on 1st day of employment, including:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave (eligible after 1 year of employment)
  • Critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Stock purchase plan
  • Educational Assistance Program (including GED assistance, Citizenship assistance, ESL and Paid tuition)
  • Referral incentives
  • Paid vacation (eligible at 6 months of employment)
  • Paid holidays

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 (25%)
  • Move birds as required to laying houses, livehaul birds (15%)
  • Vaccinations and blood pulls as scheduled, run feed truck to feed birds as needed (10%)
  • Set up of poultry houses including shavings, slats, and spraying of pesticides and herbicides (15%)
  • Operates equipment to remove litter and slats with Bobcat loader and tractor (25%)

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities:

  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice, such as repair pens, equipment and buildings or fenced yards; repair equipment (feeders, waterers, lights, fans, etc.); farm cleanup such as garbage/litter retrieval; properly euthanize weak/ill birds in accordance with company policy (10%)

Biosecurity/Animal Welfare Requirements:

  • The jobsite is a biosecure environment which requires showering on-site and changing clothing and footwear before entering the facility. Appropriate clothing and footwear is provided by the Company. No jewelry may be worn on the job site except for medical ID jewelry and body piercings covered by appropriate clothing. Must be willing to sign an agreement to avoid contact with 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 275 pounds to move items such as partitions, nests, tools, etc. May be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 2000 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:
  • Environment: Required to work on wet, slippery surfaces and also work in hot, dry, extreme dusty, dark, wet, icy, snowy and cold environments.
  • Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety goggles and/or glasses, face shield, chemical gloves, waterproof aprons, and company issued footwear are required. Ear plugs 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, Lysol, bleach, insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, formaldehyde, 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.

Mask policy will be in accordance with any local, state, or federal requirements but will be provided to any Team Member wishing to wear a mask.

General Sign-Off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies. Failure to perform this job to above standards could lead to progressive discipline up to and including termination.

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REVISED DATE 02/28/2022

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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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.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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