Production-Backup Killer at Simmons Foods

Simmons Foods
Decatur, AR 72722


To ensure live poultry have been humanely killed by automated equipment and have been properly bled while in compliance with Animal Welfare standards.


Verifies that all poultry has been killed and bled properly by automated equipment.

Manually places incision on birds not killed by automated equipment by cutting from jawbone to jawbone to conform to Company, U.S.D.A., and Animal Welfare standards.

Responsible for notifying management if equipment in the department are not operating properly.

Physical Activities: Be able to efficiently work in a plant environment. Regularly required to stand, reach and move about the facility. Light to moderate physical effort required. Occasional walking, twisting at the neck, reaching at or below shoulder level, lifting / carrying of up to 35 pounds. Frequent bending and twisting at the waist, power grasping. Constant standing, bending at the neck, grasping, repetition of shoulders, arms and hands, use of talking, vision and hearing. Exposure to dust, gas, fumes. Operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movements. Inside line work. Production area includes loud equipment/machinery, walking around grates, hoses, foot baths, wet/humid environment, exposure to dust, fumes, heat over 80 degrees, cold below 45 degrees.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Will use, hearing protection, gloves, apron, chain guard, hair net(s), stanatizable shoes, eye protection and other protective equipment as needed or required.

Travel: NA

Technical Experience: Preferred experience in shipping and receiving, working with large moving equipment.

Industry Experience: Preference for poultry or food processing organization.

Minimum Education: Have the ability to read and understand training material and policies in English. Must have a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

Preferred Education: NA

For immediate consideration of hourly production positions located in the area from Siloam Springs, AR to Decatur, AR please apply in person Monday thru Friday, between 7 am and 7 pm at:

Simmons Foods Hiring Center

2998 Highway 412 East, Suite 80

Siloam Springs, AR 72761

In person applications at our Hiring Center receive priority consideration. You may still apply for positions online; however please note that positions may be filled at our Hiring Center before our online applications are reviewed.

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