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Chick Processing Crew Leader- Hurlock Hatchery #26

Date:  May 4, 2021

Hurlock, MD, US, 21643

Req ID:  37093
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's 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.


To accurately keep flocks separated and record number of chicks hatched by flock.  Process all paperwork associated with chick delivery and box count accuracy.  Assist in loading conveyors with empty boxes and removing full boxes.  To be responsible for mixing vaccines used in the spray cabinet.  Ensure box count accuracy for each flock.  Keep an accurate count of all culls for each flock.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lift 10 lb. boxes of chicks from conveyor approx. 12” from the floor and stack on pallets approximately 5.5’ high, push loaded dollies weighing 105 lbs. a distance of 100 ft.
  • Keep accurate records of chicks hatched, box count and vaccine inventories. 
  • Process required paperwork for chick delivery.
  • Mix vaccine for spray cabinet using proper vaccine mixing procedures.  Personal protective equipment must be worn when mixing vaccine.
  • Check each flock of chicks for box count accuracy and chick quality by manually counting and visually checking full boxes of chicks.  Be able to make counter adjustments for counting accuracy as needed.
  • Assist in sliding empty boxes onto the box de stacker keeping it full at all times.  Understand the proper operation of the box de stacker and be able to make adjustments. 
  • Any other duties assigned by management.

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent.

Experience Requirements

Experience Preferred

Reading, writing and math skills

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Exposed to temperatures ranging from 60 to 150 degrees F. and humidities up to 100%. 
  • Exposed to chemicals, drugs, and vaccines to be covered in MSDS training and hazardous communications. 
  • Use of personal protective equipment as required. 
  • Ability to lift 10 lbs. boxes from conveyor and stack on dollies and push loaded dollies weighing 105 lbs. a distance of 100 ft. 
  • Must be able to bend and reach 5” from floor to 6’ in height.

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: Cambridge MD