Current Opportunities

Maintenance Mechanic – Vincennes, IN

Job Description: Operate and perform preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of plant production equipment and utility systems.  System responsibilities include switch gears, transformers, PLC’s, rotating equipment, conveyor’s, food processing equipment, plant lighting, mechanical equipment, augers, grinders, piping systems, etc…

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate, maintain and perform maintenance activities on plant process and support equipment.
  • Have a strong understanding of operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems.
  • Have basic understanding of normal operating parameters and procedures for industrial switch gear, electrical distribution systems, transformers, PLC’s and plant process equipment.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation of maintenance records.
  • Observe and electrical system operation, using gauges and instruments.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment. Have a basic understanding of electrical circuits. Including control voltages and single phase and three phase power up to 4160 V.
  • Engage in dismantling, assembling, and installing mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Use all personal protective equipment provided by the company in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Adhere to food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Complete basic P.M’s including visual inspection, measuring, greasing, and cleaning equipment.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement tools and assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Learn and adhere to sanitation, safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Job Requirements:
  • Education, Experience, and Qualification:
  •  Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance preferred. High school diploma and two to 4 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate computer skills required to operate equipment monitoring systems.
  • Welding certification a plus
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Effective written and communication skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills required to operate and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Physical:
  •  Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).
  • Physical demand requirements: Stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift.
  • Must be capable of working from a ladder or other type of elevated working surface.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance. Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment with moderate noise.
  • Additional requirements:
  •  Ability to work required hours and shifts, including working weekends, overtime and on holidays.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to supply and maintain a personal standard mechanics tool set. (List of required tools will be provided prior to employment)
  • Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

Waste Water Operator – Vincennes, IN

Summary Description: Operate and maintain waste water pretreatment equipment including basic pms of equipment, cleaning of equipment/workspace, and lab testing necessary to maintain water treatment parameters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and perform basic maintenance activities on waste water treatment equipment.
  • Operate treatment facilities to control flow to insure proper treatment of effluent waste water.
  • Monitor and record gauges, meters, valves, gates, and control panels.
  • Extrac samples and perform routine laboratory tests and analyses.
  • Observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meters, guage readings, and test results to determine processing requirements.
  • Monitor and maintain sludge removal records.
  • Maintain shift work logs.
  • Make operating decisions as necessary if supervisory personnel are absent.
  • Operate a forklift when required.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Use all personal protective equipment provided by the company in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Adhere to food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Utilize continuous improvement tools and assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Learn and adhere to sanitation, safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Education/Experience/Qualification:
  • Capable of following both written and verbal instructions.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Previous waste water treatment experience preferred.

Physical:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).
  • Physical demand requirements: Stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift.
  • Must be capable of working from a ladder or other type of elevated working surface.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance. Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment with moderate noise.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work required hours and shifts, including working weekends, overtime and on holidays.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

CDL Feed Haul Driver – Bruceville, IN

JFS Milling Inc, located just west of Bruceville, IN on Highway 67 is an affiliate of Farbest Foods/Farbest Farms. When at capacity, this state-of-the art computerized facility will be 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 qualified individuals interested in operating modern tractor/trailers and/or straight trucks delivering feed to contract growers.

Successful applicants will possess a Class “A” CDL, experience preferred, with an impeccable driving record.

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.


PRODUCTION WORKER

Now hiring for all shifts at Huntingburg! You pick your start time.

  • 5:00AM
  • 7:15AM
  • 2:00PM
  • 4:15PM
  • Part-time available too!

Steady employment!! Affordable benefits!!

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.

 

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.


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