Provides direct support to professional Division Manager(s) and/or professional Service Technician(s) to ensure that daily flock and egg production duties and processes are carried out in compliance with Butterball standards, work procedures, and production specifications. This is a vital position responsible for supporting a culture of teamwork, safety, quality, high performance and continuous improvement in production.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform flock production duties, including but not limited to: Insemination; Vaccination; and Tom Milking (Semen Collection).
Perform egg production duties, including but not limited to removing hens from nesting boxes to collect, grade, and sort eggs, as scheduled.
Examine birds to ensure proper health status.
Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from birds. Prepare specimens or record data to support professional Service Technicians and/or Division Manager.
Record data pertaining to animal care.
Prepare laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols to ensure efficient, effective storage, preparation and disposal.
Collect animal samples.
Supervise pest control operations, including locating and identifying pests, selecting chemicals and application methods, or scheduling application.
Supervise or train agricultural technicians or farm laborers.
Record environmental data from field samples of air, water ph, chlorine levels.
Conduct insect or poultry disease surveys.
Maintain or repair agricultural facilities, equipment, or tools to ensure operational readiness, safety, and cleanliness.
Operate farm machinery, including tractors, tillers, mowers, sprayers, or trucks.
Perform laboratory testing on semen to evaluate viability of semen, such as motility, Pack Cell Volumes (PCV), or proper dilution ratios for use in insemination process.
Control environmental conditions such as temperature, light, and dust.
Prepare or present agricultural demonstrations.
Conduct Clean Out, sanitation, disinfection, and farm set-up activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
High school diploma or GED and successful completion of two (2) years of post-secondary training in a relevant educational program such as animal science, poultry science, veterinary technology, or related.
Previous work experience in live animal operations.
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