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Day Shift Hatchery Lead


Hurlock, MD, US, 21643

Req ID:  16424
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.


Provides work direction and training to Hatchery associates, monitoring equipment functions, maintaining the best posssible environment for hatching the healthiest, highest quality chicks for placement with company growers.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. To be responsible for preparing all vaccine to be ready for the vaccination process.

2.  To have the knowledge to troubleshoot and repair the embrex equipment.  Responsible for weekly P.M. work in accordance to embrex specifications.

3.  To be responsible for the proper mixing of all vaccines and sanitation solutions required for the embrex process.

4.  To do quality control checks of vaccine and egg breakage.  Do daily plating of vaccines to monitor bacterial growth.  Do daily checks on egg breakage to determine quality of work being performed.

5.  Ensure farm racks and setter racks are being cleaned properly.  Also ensure transfer tables and work area is cleaned properly.

6.  Any other duties assigned by management.

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent

Experience Requirements
Experience Preferred

High school and 1 year experience in hatchery processing preferred.  Some basic mechanical/electrical knowledge also preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Exposed to temperatures ranging from 60 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and humidities up to 100%.  Exposed to chemicals, drups and vaccines to be covered in MSDS training and hazardous communications.  Use personal protective equipment as required.  Ability to lift 4 lbs. to a height of 6 feet, to push 75 lbs. a distance of 75 feet and lift 20 - 25 lbs. to a height of 3 feet.  Must be able to work in a wet, damp, dusty (chick down) environment.



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