Hourly Production Arcadia, Wisconsin


Position at Pilgrim's

About Pilgrim’s

Pilgrim’s is a leading global provider of high-quality food products, including well-recognized brands and value-added premium products. As one of the world’s largest poultry producers, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, quality products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades. It’s our passion for excellence that continues to drive us to be the best, and we seek opportunities to diversify and grow.

Pilgrim’s Arcadia Location

While Pilgrim’s is a global company, we offer a hometown feel within our complex located in Arcadia, WI. Pilgrim’s works with 150 local growers. We employ approximately 500 team members at our complex. We give you the tools you need to discover your perfect career match, and the freedom and support to take your career to the next level. It is our goal to be your employer of choice and provide you with the opportunity for a better future!

Pilgrim’s wants YOU to join our EVISCERATION TEAM as an EVIS SORTER! This position starts at $20.00/hour and $1.50/Hour Shift Differential, PLUS a $3000 New Hire Bonus!
Benefits include:

*5 Days of Vacation, after 60 days of employment
*Benefits at 60 days of employment, 401K contributions on day 1 of employment
*70% off quality Pilgrim’s poultry products
*Training provided with a trainer/mentor
*Advancement opportunities
*Better Futures Program –2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!
*Opportunity to grow your career through our Supervisor Development Program or Management Trainee Program

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed within our facility. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are available to all team members and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Evis Sorter is responsible to accurately inspect all birds for any issues requiring follow up by USDA or Pilgrim’s Leadership

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned
*Ability to monitor the Auto Transfer Table lines and keep the shackles full on both lines while identifying and removing Septic birds.
*Ability to sort birds at a rate of 35+ BPM.
*Gizzard Table – Ability to sort, identify and remove yellow peel, identifying injesta and bile contaminated gizzards at a rate of 210 gizzards per minute.
*Salvage – Ability to properly salvage, vacuum and was birds per FSQA requirements.
*Ability to perform Final Trim by identifying and removing undesired defects.
*Ability to effectively communicate with Leadership and Process Control concerning any flock, bird, or equipment issues.
*Maintains a clean and organized work area.
*Develops and maintains a working relationship with USDA personnel
*Perform other duties as assigned.

*Flexibility to work in changing environment and adjust to various production demands.
*May be asked to rotate to positions between departments or positions.
*Processes product using tools and equipment provided in accordance with USDA and Pilgrim’s product standards and procedures.
*Apply proper personal hygiene and hand washing.
*Process product according to operating procedures and quality/quantity expectations.

*Trains others with the skills and knowledge gained from position.
*Observes all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.
*Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, co-workers, and leadership teams.
*Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization.
*Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies.
*Follow all company animal welfare guidelines.
*Other duties as directed

*Ability to pass required written exam.
*Ability to comprehend simple instructions.
*Ability to be respectable and effectively communicate with coworkers, USDA Personnel, and Leadership.
*Ability to be observant, multitask, work quickly, and make fast decisions.
*Ability to work in hot, humid environment.
*Ability to think for oneself and apply common sense when needed.
*Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
*Ability to stand and use a knife for 8-to-10-hour shifts.
*High School diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
*Must have good communication skills.
*Capable of learning and remembering product specifications.
*Good hand and eye coordination.
*Analytical skills preferred on an intermediate level.
*Food or production experience preferred.
*Desire for continuous improvement preferred.