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Hatchery Chick Puller

Date:  Feb 21, 2021

Murfreesbooro, NC, US, 27855

Req ID:  32271
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.


Cleans hatchers, hatcher tops and hatcher room so as to maintain a low to zero bacteria and mold level. Empties hatcher racks back in to the hatcher room at completion of clean up. To load hatcher dollies full of chicks into the de stacker, while keeping flocks separated. Pull designated chicks in the proper order from the hatcher cabinets to the pull room as to ensure separator operator does not run out of chicks .

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1.Pull chick according to the daily pull sheet.

2. Remove the debris from the floors of the hatcher cabinets as each one is emptied.

3. Keep clean empty racks organized in the tray wash room during processing.

4. Push empty racks of trays from the tray wash room to the hatch halls and place them in empty hatchers.

5. Must be able to clean up floors/walls/doors by using a scrapper and broom with bending, twisting, pulling motion. Water hoses, detergents, ladders, and disinfectants are required for clean up. Assist in cleaning hatcher cabinets.

6. Notify maintenance person or manager of any mechanical problems that may arise during this procedure.

7. Any other duties assigned by Manager.

Must follow poultry welfare guidelines.

Minimum Education

Reading and writing skills preferred.

Experience Requirements

No experience required

Experience 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: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount