Hurlock Hatchery- Night Watch

Perdue Farms | Hurlock, MD

***Criminal Background Friendly Employer***

Posted Date 6/08/2021

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.


The purpose of the Hatchery Night position is to maintain and operate the Hatchery operations. To monitor incubators and hatchers so that they are operating within the set parameters to achieve optimum hatch.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor incubators and hatchers so that they are operating within the set parameters.
  • Record temperatures and humidity on incubators and hatchers every 3 hours. Correct any issues that are outside the parameters. Report any issues that cannot be corrected without assistance to management and maintenance.
  • Unloading egg trucks that arrive on the scheduled shift and arranging in the warehouse to promote easy access when setting eggs. Identify and verify that load matches the load shipment documents.
  • Maintain and clean the warehouse to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Clean hallways per scheduled intervals.
  • Must follow poultry welfare guidelines.
  • Associate is expected to perform all the required job duties, along with any other request made by management. Following all Company policies as it related the job duties.

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent

Experience Requirements

Experience Preferred

Reading and writing skills 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.

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