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Perdue Farms, Inc. Hatchery Worker in Lynden, Washington

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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 Hatchery Worker is responsible for working in all areas of the hatchery with the primary responsibility being to work on the transfer crew and processing crew as needed. Must not have exposure to poultry or birds outside of work.

This position has a target wage of $17.75 - $18.05 per hour and is eligible for comprehensive benefits.


Perdue offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, optional group life insurance, short and long-term disability protection, and flexible spending accounts. Perdue also offers a 401(k) savings plan with company match.

$3,000 Retention Payout:

  • $600 @ 30 days

  • $600 @ 60 days

  • $600 @ 90 days

  • $1,200 @ 6 months

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Perform duties in all areas of the hatchery as assigned:

  • Tray eggs from farm racks or cases into incubator racks

  • Load incubators according to schedule

  • Clean and disinfect incubators, hatchers, egg room, processing room, and hatchery equipment

  • Transfer eggs from incubators to Hatcher trays as part of the Transfer Team following SOPs

  • Assist in all chick processing functions

  • Monitor machines and equipment for proper operation and document findings. Make adjustments as necessary or inform supervisor when machine or equipment performance is deficient

  • Perform minor maintenance duties as required

  • Observe all company personnel, safety, quality, and food safety policies

  • Must not have exposure to poultry or birds outside of work

  • Adhere to all safety rules including PPE, preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lockout-Tagout procedures and Process Safety Management related matters

  • All other duties as assigned

Experience Requirements

  • Ability to work independently

  • Good mechanical abilities

  • Ability to adapt and learn various positions and procedures

Environmental Factors and Physicals Requirements

  • Ability to lift egg cases weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Exposed to temperatures ranging from 60 - 105 degrees

  • Humidity up to 100%

  • Work in a wet, damp, dusty (chick down) environment

  • Exposure to chemicals and vaccines used in a Hatchery Process

  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment as required for the job as directed by company

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.