Hatchery Operative - Warwickshire CV23 - £20k

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20k per annum plus 30 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
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Hatchery Operatives Warwickshire, UK


Since 1923, Our Client has been a preferred global poultry breeding company with a mission to help its customers -- the world’s chicken meat producers -- supply sustainable, affordable and nutritious protein to their growing communities. Putting into practice its corporate value of “Breeding Sustainability,” they implement efficiencies that make commercial chicken production environmentally and socially responsible and economically beneficial to producers, while at the same time promoting bird performance, health and welfare. 


To meet varied market demands, offers a full portfolio of breeding stock under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brand names. The Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® target slower-growing and other niche market needs. Aviagen is based in Huntsville, Alabama, US., with operations across the UK, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the US, and joint ventures in Asia. The company employs close to 8,000 people, and serves customers in 100 countries.


Based near Long Itchington and reporting to the Hatchery Management we are seeking Hatchery Operatives to work Monday – Friday 6.00am – 2.00pm with flexibility to include the following tasks:


  • Loading setters
  • Monitoring the performance of the incubators
  • Incubator troubleshooting
  • Follow appropriate cleaning and hygiene standards, according to agreed company protocols
  • Ensure the correct amount of chicks are provided for each order
  • Check and grade chicks to the quality standard required
  • Build boxes for chick transport and complete labels to distinguish orders/ requirements of each order
  • Ensure day old chicks are vaccinated where required using appropriate equipment
  • Ensure that standards of chick welfare is met at all times, particularly in the handling of the chicks during the various treatments


You will have excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills along with the ability to work under pressure.  Experience of food processing or bio-secure environments an advantage.

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