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Tyson Foods Cobb - Biotech Worker in Pineville, Missouri

If you are looking to make an impact on a meaningful scale, come join us as we raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do!

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Applicants must currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the facility in order to be considered. Applicants with previous agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred.

Schedule: Monday through Friday. Some Sunday work is required.

Hours: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm or job is complete.

Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs.

Start Wage: $13.00/hr

Position Summary:

  • This position is responsible for the collection of all biotechnology and diagnostic samples used to monitor bird health and for the genetic gain of pedigree chickens by performing all essential duties. Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain an adequate number of blood samples by using a scanner to identify and record bird and collection tube, using a syringe or lancet to obtain the blood sample, and properly transferring blood sample from syringe or pipette to collection tube (70%)

  • Collect litter, cloacal, fat, and respiratory samples for export orders (10%)

  • Prepare supplies for sample collection (10%)

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities:

  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Such as: Will work in other areas of the farm as assigned when not performing sample collection duties, move birds as required to other areas on the farm, clean and sanitize equipment between work areas, maintain equipment by checking fluid levels, filters, tire pressure, and clean/disinfect to remove debris, operate a high pressure and regular water hose, maintains foot pans and hand sanitizer, maintains a clean and organized work area. (10%)

Biosecurity/Animal Welfare Requirements:

  • The jobsite is a biosecure environment which requires showering, changing clothing and footwear before entering the facility. Appropriate clothing and footwear are 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 and control birds weighing up to 16 pounds and catch frames weighing up to 10 pounds. Will regularly be required to pull/push 60-75 pounds on wheeled carts. 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, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. 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: Requires use of hand tools such as syringes, lancets, pipette, collection tubes; equipment such as hand-held scanner, catch frames; safe operation of vehicle to and from work area

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

  • Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety goggles and/or glasses, chemical gloves, waterproof apron, cotton gloves, padded vest, and rubber boots are required. Must wear company provided facial covering. Ear plugs, arm protectors, and NIOSH approved N95 particulate respirators may be worn as desired.

  • Chemicals Commonly Used: Disinfectants, vehicle fluids, and lubricants.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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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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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 Tyson, 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 Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose.

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