Butterball, LLC, one of America’s most iconic brands, helps consumers celebrate Thanksgiving and every day in between. Located in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, our goal is to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices. We are the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., and we make a lot more than Thanksgiving turkeys. Our company’s measurable growth is in no small part due to our team members in North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri, who each have a seat at the table to contribute to our success
**$2,000 Welcome Bonus**
**Increased Pay Rates!!**
All production jobs on day shift start at $16.50 and increase to $18.00 after 90 days.
- $2,000 Referral bonus - have your friends and family join you at Butterball and make even more!
- Opportunity for OT at 1.5X your base rate - overtime kicks in each week after working 40 hours.
- Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and other benefits available after your start-up period.
- Company paid vacation and holidays.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- Career development and growth opportunities at an expanding facility.
The general laborer position is responsible for performing tasks on recently-slaughtered turkeys or tasks that support the overall operations within the department.
Applicants for the Production Associate job may be offered a position in any of the following departments:
Evisceration - Shift Start Time approximately 6:00 AM. Evisceration Production Associates perform tasks to clean and eviscerate (remove the organs of) recently-slaughtered turkeys to prepare for additional processing and packaging. Essential duties include: perform varying manual, repetitive tasks to remove organs and parts from slaughtered turkeys; perform repetitive tasks with assistance of tools, such as knives and scissors, to remove organs and parts from slaughtered turkeys; train to proficiency to rotate through jobs and perform multiple tasks within the department; perform any job in the department at the supervisor’s discretion. Assigned job duties may change and vary day-to-day depending upon production needs.
Packaging - Shift Start Time approximately 8:00 AM. The general laborer position is responsible for performing tasks on chilled raw turkeys or tasks that support the overall operations within the department. Essential duties include: perform various tasks to include repetitive manual labor to package chilled raw turkeys in preparation for shipment to customers. Other jobs may include repetitive manual labor to sort, box, label, and palletize packaged raw turkeys in preparation for shipment to customers. Some jobs are performed with the assistance of tools or automated equipment while other jobs are performed by hand. Some jobs are required to complete HACCP and other checks and record appropriately. Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns. Will be required to rotate to various functions within the processing department and perform any job in the department at the supervisor’s discretion. Assigned job duties may change and vary day-to-day depending upon production needs.
Working conditions vary by department but may include:
- May work in damp, cold, hot, and warm environments.
Exposure to raw meat and associated parts, including but not limited to organs, blood, and feces
Work with loud and noisy machinery
Work with or around chemicals/fumes/pungent odors
Mandatory overtime or weekend work
There is mandatory seasonal work for approximately 5 to 6 weeks during the months of October and November, which includes working 7 days per week
Standing (8 hours a day or more).
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling (up to and including 65lbs or more).
Reaching overhead (up to and including 25lbs).
Operating hand held and/or mechanical machinery.
Walking/climbing stairs. Gripping, grasping, and twisting using hands and wrists.
Bending and stooping for long periods of time.
Working with scissors or knives.
Bending and stooping for long periods of time.
Ability to wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene equipment, including but not limited to steel mesh guards, bump cap/hard hat, steel-toed footwear, hearing protection, smock, and gloves
No minimum education requirement
No previous work experience required
Must be at least eighteen (18) years old
Must be eligible to work legally in the United States
***PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE FACILITY OR HR FOR AN UPDATE ON YOUR APPLICATION AS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ONE DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE. IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW YOU WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY BY HUMAN RESOURCES***
**This position is deemed Safety Sensitive for purposes of Butterball’s Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy. Details will be provided to individuals who receive a conditional job offer, or upon request.**
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law. This position is deemed Safety Sensitive for purposes of Butterball’s Drug/Alcohol Screening & Testing Policy. Details will be provided to individuals who receive a conditional job offer, or upon request.