Current Opportunities

LIVE LOADING SUPERVISOR

Farbest Foods, Inc. has an opening for an additional Live Loading supervisor.  This positions main responsible is supervising the employees who load the live turkeys.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Assuring each flock is handled according to company guidelines;
  • Monitoring loading crews on the farms;
  • Assuring the loaders, trucks and other equipment and the building are maintained;
  • Communicating with growers, live office and live haul daily;
  • Reviewing farm locations;
  • Training employees;
  • Completing required paperwork.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of animal welfare and bio-security issues;
  • Good communication and organization skills;
  • Previous supervisor experience preferred;
  • Basic computer experience;
  • Valid, insurable drivers license;
  • Spanish language a plus but not required.

Compensation commensurate with ability and experience, excellent benefit package. Please send resume to personnel@farbestfoods.com.

Turkey Health Technician

Farbest Farms, Inc. has created a new position to assist and enhance the ability of company veterinary staff to monitor and maintain flock health, to the end of improving efficiency of flock performance and growth.  This position will perform laboratory and field work, data collection and analysis, and maintenance flock records.

Principle Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain in-house prescription drug inventory and other supply inventories.
  2. Perform in-house laboratory tests deemed necessary by the veterinary staff.
  3. Develop a working knowledge of Farbest turkey production practices.
  4. Develop a working knowledge of common turkey diseases and disease processes (infectious, environmental, nutritional, etc).
  5. Conduct health-related farm visits with flock supervisors, performing basic diagnostic work including necropsy, recording findings, sample collection and preparation, and sample submission to laboratories.
  6. Assist veterinary staff in organizing field trials, including collection, storage, and analysis of trial data, to identify improved production practices.
  7. Assist veterinary staff in implementation and management of effective health improvement programs that contribute to improved production costs and performance.

Qualifications:

    • Post-secondary degree in veterinary technology, or similar training in animal health and production.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Good understanding of basic statistics and data analysis.
    • Familiarity with Word, Excel, Power Point, and similar computer software.
    • Valid, insurable drivers license.

 

Compensation commensurate with ability and experience, excellent benefit package. Please send resume to personnel@farbestfoods.com.

Utility Operator

JFS Milling Inc, located 1 mile north of Dubois, IN on Highway 545 is an affiliate of Farbest Foods/Farbest Farms.  This new state-of-the art computerized facility is responsible for the manufacture and delivery in excess of 8,500 tons per week of complete feed for turkeys in Southern Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

The mill currently has a position open for a Utility Operator on their night shift working 6PM – 6AM Sunday through Wednesday and day shift, 6AM-6PM, Wednesday-Saturday.   Operators will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including:  ingredient receiving, feed manufacturing and load-out.

JFS offers a clean, safe and challenging environment.   Interested applicants will be team players dedicated to quality, productivity and teamwork.

Excellent compensation and benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, 401k pension plan and uniforms.


Information Technology Specialist – Vincennes, IN

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Business Administration or a related field (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience) required.

Proven ability to lead project initiatives, develop and implement program strategies, and manage multiple projects simultaneously is required.

– Excellent analytical and communication skills

– Ability to work well in a team environment

– Highly responsive to internal customers

1+ year work experience or equivalent aptitude as IT support professional.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for Level 1 support for IT issues across all offices. Serves as first line of IT support for all employees and shop floor scanning and labeling equipment.   Focused on end user and office support, assertion of best practices, compliance monitoring, and data integrity.

  • Resolve Level 1 support cases include operating system and software issues, printing, scanning, installations, and hardware configuration
  • Strictly utilize IT ticket system for all Level 1 support tickets and limit related backlog
  • Properly escalate other cases to senior IT staff when necessary
  • One-on-one and ad-hoc employee technical trainings as needed
  • Ability to support/train end users remotely utilizing related remote access technologies
  • Ensure proper software usage by all staff
  • Participate in the successful deployment of new software and hardware
  • Help create detailed training documentation for major software packages
  • Assist in minor testing/troubleshooting of newly developed software packages
  • Assist in data formatting/cleansing as needed for software applications
  • Demonstrate a high level of patience and low level of frustration
  • Consistently maintain a positive and professional attitude with each employee
  • Must be able to write and verbally communicate effectively
  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office experience (Office 2010/2013 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)
  • Solid Windows computer literacy and general aptitude
  • Ability and willingness to learn new complex concepts and tasks
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks independently and correctly with minimal supervision
  • Creative troubleshooting of issues that require solutions or innovative work-a-rounds.

Required Skills

  • Experience with deploying/troubleshooting multiple desktop operating systems in an enterprise environment – Windows 7.
  • Microsoft Active Directory, and Enterprise network topology.
  • Ability to troubleshoot/replace basic hardware components.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office services including: Outlook, Share Point, and Exchange
  • Ability to quickly learn new products and technologies and assist users in understanding them.
  • Strong ability to self-motivate and accomplish goals with minimal supervision.

Flock Supervisor

Due to continued growth of the organization Farbest Farms, Inc. is adding to its staff. This position supervises the grower’s management and growing practices to assure each flock is properly maintained in accordance with Company guidelines:

Responsibilities:

  • Continuous premise improvement responsibilities;
  • Monitoring flock health and prescribing corrective actions;
  • Communicating with all parties in regard to flocks;
  • Educating growers on new programs and continuous improvement methods;

Qualifications:

  • Problem solving and data analysis skills;
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
  • BS in agricultural related field or equivalent work experience with animal husbandry;
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience, excellent benefit package includes a company vehicle.


Brooder Hub Assistant Manager

Farbest Farms, Inc. has a position available at its Watkins Creek Brooder hub in Lewis.   The Assistant Manager will be responsible for assisting the Manager with

  • Planning daily work schedules;
  • Keeping records;
  • Ordering materials;
  • Supervising farm labor;
  • Ensuring bio-security;
  • Performing other laboring functions to keep the farm running.

Previous experience with poultry and/or animal husbandry preferred:  Ability to perform basic computer tasks.  The basic work schedule is dayshift, Monday-Friday,  with weekend rotations.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.   Must live within 30 minutes of the farm.

Compensation commensurate with ability and experience, excellent benefit package.


Maintenance Mechanics

Farbest Foods, Inc. is looking for individuals to staff our 2nd and 3rd shift maintenance crew.   Responsibilities include electrical and mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of plant machinery and equipment. Experience or training in electrical and mechanical maintenance required.   2:30PM or 10:30 start, M-F.

All applicants will take a written and hands on demonstration test to determine skill level.

Earn up to $19.00 an hour with our new wage structure.   Benefits include health, vision and life insurance, paid vacations and holidays and 401K pension plan.


Loading Crew

Farbest Foods, Inc. has positions available on the nightshift turkey loading crew.

Major responsibility with this position is to ensure the turkeys are placed onto the conveyor loader belts and loaded into the cages of the trucks.  Physically lifting the turkey (minimum of 40 pounds) onto the loader is sometimes required.

Ability to understand and follow through on general safety, operating, and quality assurance procedures.

Previous experience helpful but not required.

Competitive wages and a benefit package which includes:

Health, vision, disability, paid life insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, 401-k, and shift differentials


Poult Loading Crew

Due to our growth,  Farbest Farms has several new positions available on the Poult moving  Crew.  These positions will be responsible for moving turkey poults at a company hub brooding facility. Responsibilities:

  • Help move, place and feed poults;
  • Spread shavings and set up barns and pens to brood poults.
  • Prepare barn for next brood;
  • Help with basic grounds keeping tasks;
  • Insure biosecurity between farms;
  • Adhere to company’s animal welfare guidelines;

The work schedule will vary Monday-Friday and include some Saturday s, starting at 2AM-4AM , 8-12 hour shifts.  Salary commensurate with skills and experience, excellent benefit package.


Production Worker

Huntingburg and Vincennes, IN

Due to our future growth, Farbest Foods, Inc. is seeking hard working individuals to work in the production areas of the Huntingburg and Vincennes plants. First and Second (Huntingburg only) shift openings are available. No previous experience necessary. Competitive wages and a benefit package which includes: health, vision, disability, paid life insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, 401-k, and shift differentials.  Full and Part-Time positions available.


Production Supervisor

Huntingburg, IN

Farbest Foods is looking for an energetic, team player to fill supervisory positions in our production facility in Huntingburg and Vincennes. Responsibilities

  • Attaining production goals;
  • Improving work methods;
  • General supervision and training of employees;
  • Participation in continuous improvement programs.

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills;
  • Problem solving and data analysis skills;
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills, bi-lingual (Spanish) helpful but not required;
  • BS or BA degree preferred but not required
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Compensation commensurate with ability and experience, excellent benefit package.


Brooder Farm Labor

Farbest Farms is looking for an individual interested in working at their brooder hubs located in Lewis,  near Sullivan/Terre Haute.  Duties include Barn set up for brooding baby turkeys; Placing, caring for and moving turkey poults; Barn and equipment cleanup; Other manual farm type tasks.  The basic work schedule is dayshift, Monday-Friday, with weekend rotations.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  This is an hourly position with benefits. Compensation commensurate with skills and experience,  benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, performance bonus and 401k.


CDL Feed Haul Drivers JFS Milling – Dubois

JFS Milling Inc, located 1 mile north of Dubois, IN on Highway 545 is an affiliate of Farbest Foods/Farbest Farms.  This state-of-the art computerized facility is responsible for the manufacture and delivery in excess of 8,500 tons per week of complete feed for turkeys in Southern Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. JFS Milling is currently seeking applications from individuals interested in operating modern tractor/trailers delivering feed to contract growers in the immediate area on the night shift, Sunday–Wednesday  5PM to 5AM. Successful applicants will possess a Class A  CDL,  experience preferred. Excellent compensation and benefits package includes:  health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, 401k pension plan and uniforms