Company Details

Conation Farms Ltd

Overview

Company:  Conation Farms Ltd.

Business information: We are dedicated to raising poultry to produce table eggs for the BC market

Business Address: 1292 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Work Location: Four different farms all located beside each other: 1330, 1292, 1219 and 1224 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Type of Employment: Full time – Permanent

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:
·         Monitoring animal health
·         Feed and tend animals
·         Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment. Responsible for general maintenance of equipment, including greasing and lubing packers and fans
·         Clean barns and pens
·         Detect disease and health problems in poultry
·         Examine produce for quality and prepare for market. Assist with the monitoring egg size, quality, and production lay rates
·         Write daily basic progress reports. Record stats and daily egg production records
·         Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, and chicken coops
·         Gather the eggs
·         Respond to emergency calls
·         Solve problems or issues that may arise with the birds and eggs
·         Maintain periodically the chicken facilities. Responsible for the general cleanliness of the farm (inside and out) driveways, windows and hallways
·         Monitoring and replenishing inventory levels and notifying management of any issues
·         Ensure quality product is produced by removing all rejects as required
·         Provide updates to management of concerns/issues/events as required
·         Follow all implemented biosecurity and animal welfare practices and procedures

Requirements:
– Education: Not required
– Experience:  Experience is an asset. On-the-job training will be provided
– Must be able to work in a dirty and very dusty environment while inside the chicken barns and manure storage
– Must be able to work in an environment of very unpleasant odors produced from chicken excrements within the manure storage and the surrounding areas of the farms
– Must not have any type of allergies to the materials used within and around the bird barns/pens/farms; e.g. Hay and woodchip products used on the barns/pens floor for bedding, chicken feathers, and chicken feces / acidic odors.
– Must be able to work under varying temperatures in the bird barns/pens and pasture area
– Required to work in closed areas with the confines of the farms bird barns/pens

Personal Suitability: Organized, Team player

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Repetitive tasks, Physically demanding, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Bending, crouching and kneeling

Work site environment: Outdoors, Confined spaces, Noisy, Odours, Dusty

Language: English is required

Salary: $15.20 – $17.20 per hour, 40 hours per week

Benefits: We will provide appropriate personal safety equipment for the job. Accommodation provided at a discounted rate and Travel expenses covered if the worker needs to relocate.

Important Information: Flexibility is required. Work schedule is 5 days per week that could include weekends or holidays with 2 days off on a rotational basis. Shift is usually from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM but it may vary depending on our business’ needs. On call work might be needed.

Apply by e-mail to: conationfarms@gmail.com

Apply by mail: 1292 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5X3

To apply for this position please email your information to conationfarmsltd@canadaemail.ca