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Perdue Farms, Inc. Field Service Tech (Laurel Grow Out) in Laurel, Delaware

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.

Summary

Properly mixes and administers vaccines to flocks in the field as prescribed by Growout management to maximize bird health and performance.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs other tasks such as but not limited to field feed inventories, rodent bait station maintenance, temperature monitoring (thermal camera) and generator checks as prescribed by Growout management.Provides the Growout Manager with a weekly report with regards to bird health and/or vaccination issues. Communicates with Growout management daily in regards to scheduling, vaccination or producer issues.Picks up vaccines and supplies as needed for daily activities and coordinates vaccine inventory and usage with the Medication Department.Responsible for properly handling, storing and disposing of vaccines in prescribed manner.Properly cares for and maintains vaccination equipment.Operates company vehicle in a safety manner complying with all company policies, state and federal requirements. Cleans up company vehicle and equipment daily and follows all appropriate bio-security procedures.Complies and follow company requirements regarding bio-security, food safety ad poultry welfare programs and policies at all times.Maintains safety working environment.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

0 -3 years. Good communication (oral and written), reading, math, analytical skills and a background in statistics. Must have a valid driver's license with no points. Certified copy of State driver's record for the past 7 years required before being employed.

Experience Preferred

  1. Pick up vaccines and supplies as needed for daily activities and coordinate vaccine inventory and usage with the Area Coordinator.

  2. Properly handle, store, mix, administer and dispose of vaccines in prescribed manner.

  3. Assess management and health of flock before vaccination. Following assessment, determine if flock performance would require vaccination at that time or deferred to later. Record and document findings.

  4. Follow all prescribed S.O.P.s for all job task

  5. Recommend adjusting producer’s equipment as necessary to accomplish vaccination properly.

And as stated in the Job description

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Must be physically able to work in all locations including hatcheries, feed mills, chicken houses and processing plants. 2. Exposed to seasonal weather conditions as well as significant amount of airborne dust, feathers, 3. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. 4. Exposure to chicken manure and associated odors, including ammonia, especially in the production houses. 5. Required to perform moderate physical exertion to include pushing pulling and lifting up to 75 lbs. 6. Must be able to climb to a height of 30' as well as significant amount of bending, lifting and stooping.

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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