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Carolina Egg Companies, Inc. (CEC) is a modern, state of the art, commercial egg production, processing and distribution center located in Red Oak, North Carolina. Located just a few short miles from where the company began at the Braswell family mill, CEC boasts of annual sales of over 35 million eggs annually.

Our team leaders and committed team members are dedicated to the Braswell family farming tradition of "Feed to Farm to Customer" management allowing us to maintain "Traceable" barns, feed and logistics so that both our customers and consumers can expect the best.

CEC's eggs are produced from family farms and are distributed primarily in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States to leading retailers, foodservice distributors and end-users. As an advocate of fresh and wholesome food for all American's, CEC is also a proud and active member of North Carolina's Department of Agriculture's Goodness Grows programs encouraging the healthy consumption of local, sustainable and fresh foods.

The list of quality brands speak for themselves:

Branded:
Eggland's Best
Horizon Organic
Natural Choice
Dora

Private Label:
Harris Teeter
Farm Fresh (Super Valu)
Martin's (Ahold USA)
Sysco

 
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Glenwood Foods, LLC, located in Jetersville, Virginia, has been in the Braswell family of companies since 1997. Glenwood boasts of being the only USDA inspected egg production operation in the state of Virginia; and, like our Carolina Egg Company, is an active supporter of its own state's department of agriculture's program, Virginia's Finest, encouraging the healthy consumption of local, sustainable and fresh foods.

Glenwood's outstanding in-line operation that also houses approximately 500,000 layers has distribution that primarily focuses against the Mid-Atlantic region from New York to southern Virginia. But, like its sister company, also extends distribution both nationally and internationally.

Glenwood's key point of difference vs. other egg producers is its ability to provide to its customers custom egg labeling and innovative packaging, not to mention its efficient delivery system servicing the marketplace. For example, our "date on egg" labeling allows for retailers to provide additional information to their health-conscious consumers.

 

 
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Braswell Milling Company is the home office of Braswell Foods.

Certified by Global Organic Alliance (GOA), Braswell Milling is one of the largest organic feed manufacturers in the United States.

Braswell Milling was established in 1942 and is located in Nashville, North Carolina, 45 miles east of Raleigh and just west of Interstate 95.

The Feed Mill’s current capacity is 250,000 + tons of mash feed per year. The feed mill is completely automated and sets the standard for feed quality.

Braswell Milling is recognized as the region’s premier least cost provider of animal nutrition. This includes swine and poultry feeds.

Annually, Braswell Milling Company purchases over 3.75 million bushels of corn and 22,500 tons of soybean meal.

 
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Braswell Egg Company raises their own replacement pullets from day old until 18 weeks of age when the birds are old enough to move into the layer houses. Braswell Egg Company currently has two million layers on feed. Of those two million birds, 20% are Cage-Free and organically raised. 57% of our layers are in company-owned housing located at Glenwood Foods in Virginia and Carolina Egg Companies in North Carolina.

Remaining birds are on family owned contracted farms. These farms are supervised by our staff to ensure proper care and highest quality of product.

Total eggs produced by these birds are over 40,000,000 dozens.

Braswell Egg Company’s staff insures that all federal, state and industry standards for environmental stewardship and animal care are strictly enforced. Technical advisors, such as Dr. Michael Elliot and Dr. Tom Carter, establish procedures in the areas of Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Environmental Management for ultimate food safety and quality and animal care.

 

Maintenance Electrician

Reporting To: Complex Maintenance Manager
Location : Nashville, NC

Position Summary : Performs electrical maintenance on all machinery in an expedient manner as well as other duties.

  • Install and repair electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools and electrical and electronic test equipment. Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyors and programmable controllers following electrical code and blueprints, using hand tools and voltage tester.
  • Connect power supply wires to machines and equipment and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment, following manuals, schematic diagrams and blueprints using hand tools and test equipment.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors and lighting fixtures, using test equipment and replace damaged or broken wires and cables using hand tools.
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery, using test equipment and discusses malfunction with other maintenance workers to diagnose malfunction.
  • Replace faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, motors; positions sensing devices using hand tools.
  • Diagnose and repair or replaces faulty electronic components such as printed circuit boards.
  • Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • May be required to hold electrician's license.

 

Key Duties Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read prints, sketches, schematics, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, schematic drawings.
  • Experience in the use of all industrial hand and power tools.
  • Must have the ability to climb, work in close quarters, lift heavy objects, and work outside in extreme weather conditions.
  • Computer literate experienced in Windows applications.
  • Must be willing to become certified forklift and scissor lift operator.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; be a self starter and customer oriented.
  • Adhere to all company policies, farm rules and regulations and safety rules and regulations as detailed in the employee handbook.
  • Ability to perform equipment checks and repairs.
  • Documenting work through PMs and work orders.
  • Comply with USDA, FDA, OSHA, EPA and all other regulatory agencies.
  • Adhere to good manufacturing practices to prevent product contamination.
  • Work overtime as required; work "off-shifts" to cover departmental vacations by other techs.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by Maintenance Leaders.
  • Assist Maintenance Leader to prepare, coordinate, execute work orders and follow up to job completion.
  • Must understand electrical safety and be familiar with lock out tag out procedure. Ability to solve problems in a flow-line manufacturing environment.
  • Diagnostic, monitoring and trouble shooting.
  • Familiar with power consumption and energy savings and monitoring.
  • Must be willing and able to attend selected training classes, as required, to supplement knowledge and ability to perform work.
  • Familiar with food safety, food process equipment and regulations. Familiar with emergency preparedness and emergency response plans and procedures.
  • Ability to lead and teach others.
  • Experience in working within a building maintenance environment, including electrical, plumbing, light carpentry, tiling and painting skills.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and work under pressure. Sense of urgency to machinery down time due to the manufacturing nature.
  • Analytical skills, self-motivation and initiative.
  • Ability to work weekends, flexible hours and with changing priorities. Must be flexible enough to work different hours and shifts.
  • Basic PLC knowledge
  • SQF compliant
Education and Experience:
  • Electrical license preferred.
  • Journeyman experience.
  • Five (5)+ years working experience in maintenance and/or degree/certificate from a reputable technical institute.
Language Skills :
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure - using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent ant to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
PLC, MS Windows
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and and/or move up to 25 pounds. Must possess the ability work in an agricultural environment, indoors, outdoors, office, warehouse, processing, and farm production areas each varying in temperature, odor and other environment specific atmospheres. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and rarely exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must possess the ability to work in an agricultural environment, indoors, outdoors, office, warehouse, processing and farm production areas each varying in temperature, odor and other environment specific atmospheres.

Animal Welfare Commitment
  • Braswell Family Farms is fully committed to providing our animals with a safe and healthy environment, free from abuse and treated humanely in all aspects.
  • All employees are obligated by moral duty, Braswell Family Farms requirements and legal obligation to uphold the strictest animal welfare structured environment and are obligated to report any incidents of abuse, neglect or breach of bio-security for the health and welfare of our animals.
Non-Smoking Work Environment
  • No smoking allowed in workplace, break areas, or on any company property.
  • No smoking in company provided vehicles.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Braswell Family Farms is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against anyone with regard to race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age or any disability, in compliance with Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,as amended, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer
Although this job description lists and identifies the primary duties of the listed position, it is not an exclusive list. As with all positions at Braswell Family Farms, the very nature and diversification of an egg production facility requires that all employees remain flexible to cover a wide variety of duties that may need covered.