Sparboe Farms Production Specialist (Barns) in Litchfield, Minnesota
Join our Sparboe Foods team to meet their precise specifications with incredible service and a reliable supply of the freshest, highest quality eggs. Our facility cleans, grades and packages the freshest eggs. We continue to grow and expand into different products, sold domestically and internationally! Are you looking for a job in food production in a growing company? We are always looking for great people. Consider joining the Sparboe team today!
Production team members work in laying hen barns and their number one priority is caring for the hens. This includes ensuring the hens have constant access to feed and water, monitoring lighting, temperature and air quality, and checking the health of each hen. Production team members also maintain the egg belts that carry eggs from the barn to the processing facility to be washed, packaged and shipped. Hens are cared for 7 days/week.
Sparboe Foods offers competitive pay and comprehensive benefits for you and eligible family members, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match and PTO.
Production Specialist-* Pay starting at $12.00/hr*
JOB DESCRIPTION:The Production Specialist’s (caged or cage free) primary responsibility is caring for the hens. This person is responsible for ensuring hens have proper access to feed and water, monitoring ventilation and lighting, and keeping the layer house and its equipment clean and in good repair. Additionally, the Production Specialist will assist in keeping the farm’s buildings and grounds in clean and safe conditions at all times.
*Safety First. *Understand and follow all safety procedures, utilizing appropriate safety equipment at all times. Know and obey all traffic and safety laws/regulations.
Perform all duties and tasks related to maintaining a safe work environment.
Perform all duties and tasks related to safety and security of buildings, equipment, tools, hens, and all company property.
Understand and follow all SOP’s, GMP’s and all programs and procedures related to the job and required by the work.
Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
Report any food safety and quality issues/problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
Check water and feed lines, monitor feed inventory, catch loose hens
Ensure all lights are in working order and clean, clean and run manure scraper
Knock down manure curtains (if applicable)
Monitor and repair egg belts, ventilation, including checking all fans and baffles and clean egg guides
Understand, maintain and use all safety equipment and procedures
Clean upper and lower level of barns, including front, back, and aisles and apply fly bait
Monitor egg row counts and fix egg jams
Walk pits looking for birds, trash and water leaks and clean up and dispose of trash
Perform all other tasks as requested by management
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
High School or GED preferred
Basic reading, writing and math skills
Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team
Attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
A record of good attendance with a flexible schedule
Strong ability to communicate effectively and well with all levels of employees and management
Experience caring for animals or working in agriculture
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds frequently
Ability to stand/walk for 8-12 hours per day
Ability to perform repetitive motions, including sweeping
HOW TO APPLY:
In Person or Online:M-F 8:00am to 3:30pm Apply in person Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm. Sparboe Farms, Inc. 65018 US HWY 12 Litchfield, MN 55355
Sparboe Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition Number: 16-0174
Post Date: 9/15/2016
Title: Production Specialist (Barns)