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Tyson Foods Cobb- Poultry Farm Worker (Blood/Vac) in Pocomoke City, Maryland

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members.

Los solicitantes seleccionados para este puesto deben estar completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 como condición de empleo. La verificación de la vacuna se requerirá para el 1 de octubre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo con base en la sede (corporativa) de la empresa y para el 1 de noviembre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo en las plantas y almacenes.

Job Details:

  • Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members.

  • Candidates must reside within the current recruitment area to include the following counties: Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester

  • Candidates with agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred

Starting Wage: $15.45

Plus, additional shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends.

Competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Stock purchase plan

  • Educational Assistance Program (including GED assistance, Citizenship assistance, ESL and tuition reimbursement)

  • Referral incentives

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid holidays

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs.

Position Summary

  • Provides general farm labor to vaccinate birds and move birds to designated houses; placing new shavings in poultry houses; maintaining and cleaning farm (vaccinating) equipment. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Vaccinate and move birds as required to feed conversion houses, growing houses, laying houses or live haul loading area (70%)

  • Set-up of poultry houses including cages, shavings, and spraying of pesticides (10%)

  • Clean and disinfect equipment and vehicles used in moving birds, supplies or equipment on the farm (10%)

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities:

  • These may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice, such as: repairing cages, pens, equipment; farm cleanup such as garbage/litter retrieval; properly euthanize weak/ill birds in accordance with company policy (10%)

Biosecurity/Animal Welfare:

  • The jobsite is a biosecure environment which requires showering, changing clothing and footwear before entering the facility. Appropriate clothing and footwear is provided by the Company. No jewelry may be worn on the jobsite except for medical ID jewelry and body piercings covered by appropriate clothing. Must be willing to sign an agreement to avoid 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 50 pounds to move items such as partitions, cages, bird coops; tools, such as pallet jack, may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 2000 pounds such as skids of supplies, shavings, etc. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand majority of shift (concrete floor); walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects and controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; climbing/ladder usage; stoop/bend up to 1000 times per day; talk or hear; drive a vehicle within the farm complex; proficiently operate trailer/tractor/skidsteer/hyster. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Must have good communication skills to accurately convey opinions and concerns.

  • Tools and equipment: Vaccination Gun, Pressure Washer, Syringe, Vehicle

  • Environment: Required to work on wet, slippery surfaces and also work in hot, dry, dusty, wet, icy, snowy and cold environments.

  • Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety goggles, safety glasses, face shield, chemical gloves, waterproof apron, and rubber boots are required. Ear plugs will be used as required. NIOSH approved N95 particulate respirators will be worn as needed.

  • Chemicals Commonly Used: Disinfectants such as Synergize, Virocid, My-T-Kleen Barnwash, Lysol, Formaldehyde, Pesticide, etc.

  • Safety: TM 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. TM is expected to identify, address and mitigate safety related risks.

Qualified applicants must live within 50 miles of the facility and must have at least 12 months of work experience with one employer over the past 3 years with no gaps in employment of over 6 months. (Exceptions are made for layoffs, attending school, or the birth of a child)

During the current Pandemic (2020), all Team Members will be required to wear company issued facial coverings. Training will be provided to each Team Member specific to their job and their facility location in addition to signing an acknowledgement form they understand these expectations.

It is considered an essential function of each job for a Team Member to wear the company issued facial coverings. If a Team Member indicates they will not wear the mask, they will not be considered for the position in which they are applying or any position that requires the facial covering. If a Team Member has a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing the mask, Cobb will engage in a interactive process to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be provided that addresses the safety concerns associated with the Pandemic and allow the Team Member to perform the essential functions of the job

Relocation Assistance Eligible:

No

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

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.

CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here (https://www.tysonfoods.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/CCPA%20applicant%20notification.pdf) .

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for all other team members.

The vaccines against COVID-19 are free for new hires and are accompanied by a cash incentive for eligible non-corporate based hires. Readily available at select sites.

Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Cobb-Vantress, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Cobb-Vantress make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose (http://www.tysonfoods.com/who-we-are/our-story/purpose-values) .

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. (Cobb). is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are unable to apply for career opportunities through use of this site due to an impairment or disability, please contact (479)524-3166 for further assistance.

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