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Tyson Foods Cobb - Hatchery Worker 3rd Shift in Monticello, Kentucky

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 November 1, 2021 for all Cobb Team Members.

Location: Kentucky Hatchery, Monticello, KY

Schedule: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Every other Thursday and Friday

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 pm until the job is complete. Every other Thursday and Friday 11:00 pm until the job is complete. This position averages 10 hours per shift.

Work schedule is subject to change based upon production needs.

Position Summary:

  • This position is responsible for the inspection of chicks in hatchers to ascertain quality and fitness for processing. Pull chicks and place for processing; properly dispose of substandard chicks in accordance with the company’s Animal Welfare policy; operate high pressure washer to clean trays, dollies, hatchery and operate a high pressure hose to sanitize trays, dollies, hatchery and equipment. Other duties may be assigned.

Applicants with previous agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred. Applicants must have at least twelve consecutive months of work experience with the same employer and no additional gaps in employment greater than six months during the last 36 months. If applicant was laid-off, providing eldercare or childcare, the six month gap will be increased to 18 months. Previous work history criteria will not apply to applicants who have been full time students consecutively for the last 36 months. Positive pre-employment references must be obtained by the Kentucky Hatchery/Production facilities.

  • Candidates with agricultural or production experience will be considered preferred.

    Starting wage - $16.45/hour

    Plus, additional shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends

    Competitive benefits, including:

    *Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

    *Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

    *Short and Long Term Disability

    *Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance


    *Stock Purchase Plan

    *Educational Assistance Program (Including GED Assistance, Citizenship Assistance, ESL and tuition reimbursement

    *Referral Incentives

    *Paid Vacations

    *Paid Holidays

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pad approximately 1500 empty chick boxes weighing approximately 2 pounds each. (15%)

  • Lift box of 100 chicks weighing approximately 15 pounds and put into stacks of 10, 1500 times, per shift. (15%)

  • Push 10 stacked boxes with birds averaging 15 pounds per box into a row approximately 150 times. (15%)

  • Push/pull hatcher baskets on casters full of chicks into Pull Room weighing approximately 500 – 1000 pounds. (15%)

  • Place up to 150,000 chicks weighing approximately 40 grams each onto belt. Must take hatcher baskets off stacks of 15 high. Each baskets weighing approximately 35 pounds. This does require overhead lifting. Put empty trays weighing approximately 10 pounds into tray wash machine. (15%)

  • Take clean, empty trays out of tray washer and restack into stacks of 15 high approximately 1300 times. (15%)

Other Duties, Responsibilities and Activities

  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Such as: Must be able to read and write to record temperatures and turn-failures in setters and read temperature and humidity in incubators, every three hours, help wash and foam rooms using a high pressure hose and regular water hose, pull loaded setter buggies on casters weighing approximately 700-1300 pounds, maintain boot washes and hand sanitizer, operate box washer, maintain a clean and organized work area. Properly euthanize weak/ill chicks in accordance with company policy. Helps Sanitation, when needed. Must be able to read and write to complete daily checklists (10%).

Biosecurity/Animal Welfare Requirements/Safety

  • 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 stack chick boxes (wheeled dolly) weighing up to 12 pounds and will regularly be required to push or pull stacks of boxes up to 125 pounds. Will regularly be required to pull/push 700 to 1300 pounds (wheeled dolly). Must be able to obtain scissor lift certification. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand majority of shift (concrete floor); walk; use hands to finger, 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; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Must have good communication skills to accurately convey opinions and concerns.

  • Tools and Equipment:

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

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

Addendum to Job Descriptions for Source Control and Essential Functions

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.

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Team Member Signature Date

  • Chemicals Commonly Used: Disinfectants and foamers.

  • Safety: Will be trained to recognize and comply with all safety policies. 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.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

3RD 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.

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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 ( .

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