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Arcadia Plant

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 PRODUCTION team as a UTILITY LINE WORKER ! This position starts at $20.382/hour & $1.50 Shift Differential

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 Utility Line position is responsible for producing quality grade products for our customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  1. Processes product using tools, manual labor, and equipment provided in accordance with USDA and Pilgrim’s product standards and procedures.

  2. Process product according to operating procedures and quality/quantity expectations.

  3. Hang/grade birds

  4. Tuck wings

  5. Places trusses on birds

  6. Truss birds

  7. Run and operate Pedco settings

  8. Box, label, and scale birds

  9. Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns.

  10. Clean and organized work area.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

    EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

    · Observe & enforce 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, coworkers, and leadership teams.

    · Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma

    · Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


    · Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

    · Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

    · Ability to apply common sense.

    · Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    · Ability to work in cool temperatures (around 40 degrees)

    · Ability to stand and use hands for 8-11 hours per day

    · Ability to multitask and work quickly

    · Must be a team player and be willing to work close to other employees at some stations. (Less than 3 feet apart.)

    · Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.