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Cobb-Vantress Farm Crew Worker

Company: Cobb-Vantress
Location: Hartwell
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Eagle Grove Farm, Hartwell, GA

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, including holidays, Winter Schedule: (7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.) Summer Schedule (6:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.)

Hours: Hours Vary. Typically, these positions generally average 40 hours a week.

Work schedule is subject to change based on production needs.

Candidates must reside within the recruitment area to include the following counties: Hart, Franklin, Elbert, Madison, and Stephens

Candidates with agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred.


  • 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; vegetation control on the farm; removing used litter from poultry houses; placing new shavings in poultry houses; bush hogging and/or mowing around poultry houses; assisting with house clean out, wash down and disinfection as needed.

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 (20%)
  • Move birds as required to laying houses or live haul loading area (20%)
  • Vaccinations and blood pulls as scheduled (20%)
  • Set up of poultry houses including shavings, nests, slats, and spraying of pesticides (10%)
  • Operates equipment to remove litter and slats with Bobcat loader and tractor (20%)
  • Repair pens, equipment and buildings or fenced yards; repair equipment (feeders, waterers, lights, fans, etc.); farm cleanup such as garbage/litter retrieval (5%)
  • Properly euthanize weak/ill birds in accordance with company policy (5%)

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 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: Riding lawn mower, Tractor, Bobcat
  • Environment: Required to work on wet, slippery surfaces and work in hot, dry, extreme dusty, dark, wet, icy, snowy and cold environments.
  • Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, safety goggles, face shield, chemical gloves, waterproof aprons, and rubber boots 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, Lock out Tag out, and Personal Protective equipment. Team Member is expected to identify, address, and mitigate safety related risks.
  • During the current Pandemic (2020), all Team Members will be required to wear company issued facial coverings. Training will be provided to each Team Members specific to their job and their facility location in addition to signing an acknowledgment form that 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 has a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing the mask, Cobb will engage in an 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.

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.

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Keywords: Cobb-Vantress, Athens , Cobb-Vantress Farm Crew Worker, Other , Hartwell, Georgia

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