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Farm Research Tech

Date:  Mar 5, 2021

Westover, MD, US, 28062

Req ID:  28122
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 perform the daily care of live poultry at the farm. To perform complete breakdown/cleanout procedures. Performing duties related to research including following feeding programs, following weighing programs, and procedures.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily care and handling of live poultry under the guidelines of the Poultry Care Program including euthanasia of sick or injured birds and removing of mortality.
  • Assist in data collection including weighing live birds, weighing and distribution of feed, preparing birds for processing, collecting biological samples, yield and meat quality information.    
  • Ensure research protocols and best practices of data collection are followed.
  • Clean out and set up of poultry houses. 
  • Assist in egg sets, transfers, hatches and clean up at the hatchery.
  • Assist in maintenance of poultry houses and equipment as assigned. 



Decision-Making  Responsibilities:

  • Taking action to ensure proper care of the poultry on the farm following SOP and Poultry Care Training.  Any other decisions will be made with the guidance of their supervisor.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.

Experience Requirements

  • Reading, Writing, and Math Skills. 

Experience Preferred

Experience in poultry processing/manufacturing environment preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Exposure to all seasonal weather conditions.
  • Exposure to a typical poultry house conditions including airborne dust, feathers, manure, ammonia gas up to 25 ppm and humidity up to 100%.
  • Various chemical to be covered in the MSDS and Hazardous Communication Training.
  • To move through mud, manure, dirt, grass, metal grading, concrete floors (wet or dry) with a significant amount of bending, twisting, stooping, lifting (up to 100 pounds), and walking 4 miles daily.


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.