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Production Associate - 1st Shift

Company: Butterball
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

**$2,000 Welcome Bonus + $200 weekly attendance bonus!!!****Pay Rates**All production jobs on day shift start at $14. 90 and increase to $15. 90 after 90 days. Additional Perks

  • $2,000 Referral bonus - have your friends and family join you at Butterball and make even more!
  • 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 after your start-up period.
  • Company paid vacation and holidays.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Career development and growth opportunities at an expanding facility.
  • Thanksgiving turkey!Job SummaryThe general laborer position is responsible for performing tasks on recently-slaughtered turkeys or tasks that support the overall operations within the department. Available JobsApplicants for the Production Associate job may be offered a position in any of the following departments: Evisceration - Shift Start Time approximately 6:00 AM. Evisceration Production Associates perform tasks to clean and eviscerate (remove the organs of) recently-slaughtered turkeys to prepare for additional processing and packaging. Essential duties include: perform varying manual, repetitive tasks to remove organs and parts from slaughtered turkeys; perform repetitive tasks with assistance of tools, such as knives and scissors, to remove organs and parts from slaughtered turkeys; train to proficiency to rotate through jobs and perform multiple tasks within the department; perform any job in the department at the supervisor s discretion. Assigned job duties may change and vary day-to-day depending upon production needs. Packaging - Shift Start Time approximately 8:00 AM. The general laborer position is responsible for performing tasks on chilled raw turkeys or tasks that support the overall operations within the department. Essential duties include: perform various tasks to include repetitive manual labor to package chilled raw turkeys in preparation for shipment to customers. Some jobs are performed with the assistance of tools or automated equipment while other jobs are performed by hand. Some jobs are required to complete HACCP and other checks and record appropriately. Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns. Will be required to rotate to various functions within the processing department and perform any job in the department at the supervisor s discretion. Assigned job duties may change and vary day-to-day depending upon production needs. Boxing - Shift Start Time approximately 8:00 AM. The general laborer position is responsible for performing tasks on packaged turkeys or tasks that support the overall operations within the department. Essential duties include: Perform various tasks to include repetitive manual labor to sort, box, label, and palletize packaged raw turkeys in preparation for shipment to customers. Some jobs are performed with the assistance of tools or automated equipment while other jobs are performed by hand. Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns. Train to proficiency to rotate through jobs and perform multiple tasks within the department perform any job in the department at the supervisor's discretion. Assigned job duties may change and vary day-to-day depending upon production needs. Working Conditions

    • Working conditions vary by department but may include:
    • May work in damp, cold, hot, and warm environments.

    • Exposure to raw meat and associated parts, including but not limited to organs, blood, and feces

    • Work with loud and noisy machinery

    • Work with or around chemicals/fumes/pungent odors

    • Mandatory overtime or weekend work

    • There is mandatory seasonal work for approximately 5 to 6 weeks during the months of October and November, which includes working 7 days per week Physical Requirements

    • Standing (8 hours a day or more).

    • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling (up to and including 65lbs or more).

    • Reaching overhead (up to and including 25lbs).

    • Operating hand held and/or mechanical machinery.

    • Walking/climbing stairs. Gripping, grasping, and twisting using hands and wrists.

    • Bending and stooping for long periods of time.

    • Working with scissors or knives.

    • Bending and stooping for long periods of time.

    • Ability to wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene equipment, including but not limited to steel mesh guards, bump cap/hard hat, steel-toed footwear, hearing protection, smock, and gloves Minimum Qualifications


      • No minimum education requirement

      • No previous work experience required

      • Must be at least eighteen (18) years old

      • Must be eligible to work legally in the United States ARBLITZ***PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE FACILITY OR HR FOR AN UPDATE ON YOUR APPLICATION AS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ONE DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE. IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW YOU WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY BY HUMAN RESOURCES***

Keywords: Butterball, Fort Smith , Production Associate - 1st Shift, Professions , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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