Poultry House Operators

Roanoke, IL 61561

Posted: 03/28/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -032024-18616 State: Illinois

Job Description

Poultry House Operator:
  • Title: Poultry House Operator (Swing)
  • Location: Roanoke, IL
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Schedule: Friday - Tuesday 6:20am - 2:30pm
  • Hourly Rate: $22/hr
  • Job Type: Direct Hire
Monitor feed, water, equipment and temperature; keep egg house and equipment clean and sanitary; collect and sanitize eggs.
Client Overview:

For over five decades, our client has been recognized as the world s largest and most trusted producer of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) eggs and adjacent laboratory products and services for the development and manufacture of biologics and vaccines that are used for both human and animal health. They supply leading manufacturers with critical bioprocessing inputs, including SPF eggs, antigens, and cell products. In addition, offer numerous diagnostic testing and manufacturing support services, including virus propagation and isolation, custom cell production, and quality control testing. They also support the development of new therapeutics by providing antibodies such as IgY for use in clinical trials.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Communicate regularly with Farm Management
  • Maintain biosecurity and follow biosecurity regulations.
  • Keep house and equipment clean and sanitary.
  • Collect and sanitize eggs to provide clean SPF eggs for sale.
  • Responsible for basic maintenance
  • Monitor flock for health issues and report concerns to Farm Management
  • Perform blood draws weekly.
  • Monitor and maintain feeders, waterers, medicators, house temperatures, bird weights and condition.
  • Assist in training new hires.
  • Ensure the humane care of the birds during all phases of the life cycle.
  • Perform bird sales as requested.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Job Conditions and Physical Effort:
  • Employees must not own or have contact with live poultry or other birds of any breed, species or origin while employed in this position.
  • Exposure to chemicals, dust and odors o Work with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens and/or zoonotic disease(s).
  • House can be warm and humid o Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Must regularly move about inside the poultry house.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources, and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.
Key word search: chicken* OR poultry OR spf OR avsbio OR SPAFAS OR avian OR "avs" OR "chicken" OR "farm" OR "ranch" OR "pharmaceutical"

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