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WDLP Detroit Lakes Hatchery Worker - Detroit Lakes, MN

Hormel Foods
Detroit Lakes

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Full Time
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Job Responsibilities
1. Clean up each hatcher involved in a hatch, to tops, sides, backs, and fronts as well as the inside of the compartment
2. Dispose of hatch refuse following all approved procedures
3. Thoroughly wash and sanitize the wash room and all equipment used in that day's production
4. Thoroughly wash and sanitize all hatching trays and racks
5. Keep the maintenance department informed of any repairs necessary to keep the equipment in good working condition
6. Assist in the transfer of eggs from the incubators to the hatchers
7. Assist in pulling hatch
8. Be available to work shifts on a scheduled basis with early morning hours (4 a.m.)
9. Perform other duties as periodically requested
10. Consistent with the overall hatchery team approach to least cost production

Minimum Qualifications
* Basic understanding and meeting of Hatchery/Breeder Sanitation/Isolation Policies and requirements
* Possess adequate math skills to be able to function effectively
* Assist in servicing of live baby poults on an ongoing basis
* Safe working habits
* Ability to work with live turkey poults


*Able to work in standing position
* Able to lift 25 pounds on a consistent basis

Preferred Qualifications
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Good hand dexterity, with the ability to grasp repeatedly and make accurate counts on more than 100 poults at a time

Hatchery Worker

Positions available in Detroit lakes, MN

Doing things right for our turkeys.

We're seeking farm workers to join our team. In this role, you will work at one of our farm locations where you will ensure the wellbeing of our turkeys. This may include support to one of our egg production, brood or grow out farm locations. You do need to love caring for animals, but you don't need experience with turkeys to fit in here. Dependability is a must to support our team of nearly 7,000. If you're looking to grow your career while working with a fun group of people, then this position might be for you!

What you will do:
Help us achieve least cost production goals while ensuring the safety, health, and care of our turkeys. Maintain a safe working environment for all employees by following all safety rules. Ensure healthy birds are produced for our customers by following all animal care and biosecurity guidelines and policies. Perform position-specific duties as assigned by your supervisor as needed.

What to expect:
Work 5-6 day work weeks (40 hours/week), and some weekends. Work in various environmental conditions (heat, dust etc.) Perform repetitive motions such as twisting, turning, bending and reaching. Lift items ranging from 25 to 50 pounds but will vary by position. Wear needed personal protective equipment. Must not own, care for or handle pet birds, wild or domestic poultry or hogs.

What you will receive:
Competitive pay with pay increases after 6 months and 1 year. Extraordinary benefits- Including paid vacation and holidays; weekly paychecks, medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage (very affordable compared to area companies AND you become eligible for health care plans after 30 days of employment); life insurance; Employee Stock Purchase Plan; 401k with match; and tuition reimbursement program. FREE two-year community/technical college tuition for children of employees ( Relocation Assistance Program for eligible applicants. Training - You will be trained on all equipment and procedures to prepare you for the role. Advancement opportunities- You are on a direct track to move into higher roles including operator and lead positions, even supervision and management. Employment with a solid employer - People stay here for the great employee experience and the long-term opportunities available.

Providing people with iconic food brands for 80+ years.

Based in Willmar, Minnesota, we're one of the largest and most beloved turkey brands in the world. We're a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), and we offer an array of more than 1,500 high-quality turkey products throughout the United States and 40 countries worldwide. We're proud of feeding people delicious food and helping feed the world.

At Jennie-O Turkey Store, we recognize the importance of difference and diversity in all aspects. Our workplace is one of support, understanding and community. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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