Hatchery Worker

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Description/Job Summary

The Hatchery 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


  • 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
  • Monitors machines and equipment for proper operation and documents findings. Makes adjustments as necessary or informs supervisor when machine or equipment performance is deficient.
  • Performs minor maintenance duties as required to cover for vacations or absence.
  • Observes all company personnel, safety, quality and food safety and food safety policies.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • •• Must not raise any poultry or birds.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Predominately plant environment. Work in conditions that are regularly noisy, wet, have a variety of odors and range from hot to cold. Moderate to extreme levels of noise, safety protection is provided.


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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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.