Pasturebird Farm General Laborer-Butler, GA

Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Butler, GA, US, 31006

Req ID:  73461
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The purpose of this position is to catch live chickens in a chicken house and properly place them in draws at a specified rate so that they can be transported to the plant for processing. Individuals will  also be required to assist in Pasturebird house construction and other on-site construction projects

Position will pay $16.00 - $18.00/hr. based on previous experience. This is a full time position.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Catch 3 to 4 chickens in each hand.  Place 20 to 25 chickens per minute in a drawer.  Place chickens in drawer without harming the chickens. Place 10 to 12 chickens in each module.  Assist in Pasturebird house construction and other on-site general construction projects. Ability to use power tools. Must be able to drive forklift. Adhere to all safety requirements including PPE, preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lockout-Tagout and Process Safety Management.

Minimum Education

Strong reading, writing, math, and analytical skills are required, and a High School diploma or GED preferred.

Experience Requirements

Must be able to use power tools and drive forklift.

Experience Preferred

Prior experience with poultry and/or chicken catching or farm experience preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

This position requires 2 to 4 hours with 4 to 6 repetitions per minute in a single interval.  Variable temperature exposure.  Ambient dampness exposure.  Walking or standing on all types of surfaces.  Chemical exposure to carbon fuel fumes and <5 PPM of Ammonia vapors.  Cotton gloves required to be worn as personal protection equipment and device.  <1 hour of walking with 1 to 3 repetitions per minute at a maximum distance of >100 ft distance on all types of walking surfaces.  2 to 4 hours of standing with variable mobility.  This position requires 2 to 4 hours of constant sitting.  This is required 2 to 4 hours of bending with 4 to 6 repetitions per minute at a maximum forward angle position and <2 degrees maximum backward angle. Maximum side angle of 10 to 20 degrees.  This position requires <1 hour of twisting with 1 to 3 repetitions per minute.  This position requires <3 0 degree maximum forward angle.  This position requires  2 to 4 hours of lifting with 4 to 6 repetitions per minute.  The maximum weight lifted is  40 to 60 lb maximum weight lifted.  Floor level height of starting position, Final position of height of lift is 0 to 6 inch.  Up to 3 to 6 inches extension reach during lift/ Variable body position.  This position requires 2 to 4 hours of reaching with 4 to 6 repetitions per minute.    

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Macon