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Hatchery Caretaker

Date:  Nov 2, 2019

Lynden, WA, US, 98264

Req ID:  1229
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.


Draper Valley Farms’ Hatchery in Lynden is looking to add an essential team member. The person that we are looking for must have strong personal integrity, organized, good communication skills, work well with others and be highly self-motivated.

The Utility Worker is responsible for working in all areas of the hatchery, with the primary responsibilities being to work on the transfer crew and processing crew as needed.  Work schedule 4am -12pm and on call hours.

This is a full-time position with paid time off, holiday pay, medical benefits and 401k options.

Must be able to pass a drug screening including marijuana

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•1.      Performs duties in all areas of the hatchery as assigned:

• Trays eggs from farm racks or cases into incubator racks.

• Loads incubators according to schedule

• Cleans and disinfects incubators, hatchers, egg room, processing room and hatchery equipment

• Transfers eggs from incubators to Hatcher trays as part of the Transfer Team and subject to those SOPs.

•Assists in all chick processing functions

•2.      Monitors machines and equipment for proper operation and documents findings.  Makes adjustments as necessary or informs supervisor when machine or equipment performance is deficient.

•3.      Performs minor maintenance duties as required to cover for vacations or absence.

•4.      Observes all company personnel, safety, quality and food safety and food safety policies.

•5.      All other duties as assigned.

•·        Must not raise any poultry or birds.

Skills/Personality Traits

-Basic mechanical skill set (hand/power tools, minor electrical, etc)

-Safety oriented

-Self motivated

-Highly reliable

-Physically fit

-Detail oriented


Minimum Education
Experience Requirements

•·                Ability to lift egg cases weighing up to 50 pounds

•·                Ability to work independently

•·                Good mechanical abilities

•·                Ability to adapt and learn various positions and procedures

Experience Preferred
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements



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: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett