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Perdue Farms, Inc. Embrex Crew Line Lead (Salisbury Hatchery # 2 night shift) in Salisbury, Maryland

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.


  • This person is responsible for the preparation, upkeep, and repair, P.M. work, and sanitation of the Embrex equipment. This person will mix all vaccines according to requirements as well as provide technical assistance as needed to the transfer crew.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for preparing all vaccine to be ready for the vaccination process

  • To have the knowledge to troubleshoot and repair the Embrex equipment. Responsible for weekly P.M. work in accordance to Embrex specifications. Assist transfer crews in setup of Embrex equipment to operate in a safe and efficient workspace.

  • To be responsible for the proper mixing of all vaccines and sanitation solutions required for the Embrex process

  • To do quality control checks of vaccine and egg breakage. Do daily plating of vaccines to monitor bacterial growth. Do daily checks on egg breakage to determine quality of work being performed. Pass internal and 3rd party audits.

  • Ensure farm racks and setter racks are being cleaned properly. Also ensure transfer tables and work area is cleaned properly.

  • Responsible to maintain data and records on vaccines, eggs transferred and injections, etc. All data needs to be recorded accurately and submitted in a timely fashion. Enter QC checks and data into the Safety-Chain program

  • Communicate with management issues and needs that arise in regard to transfer, process and personnel

  • Any other duties assigned by management

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent

Experience Requirements

REQUIRED: 1 year of work experience in a related role; High school or equivalent; Worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years.

Experience Preferred

High school and 1 year experience in hatchery processing preferred. Some basic mechanical/electrical knowledge also 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.