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Etegra Services Ltd.

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Chicken Catchers

Company: Etegra Services Ltd.

Business information: We are a poultry industry services provider, offering chicken handling and vaccinating services to farmers in the Lower Mainland. We also provide the labour/service of loading poultry into modules which are then shipped off, by another company, to external poultry processing plants in the Lower Mainland, BC.

  • Business Location: Unit 6 – 8465 Harvard Pl, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 7Z5
  • Work Location: Various locations across Lower Mainland, BC
  • Type of Employment: Full time – Permanent
  • Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:

  • Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns.
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment to bring loading modules and containers in and out of the predetermined poultry barns to be loaded with chickens and then onto trucks headed to the processing facilities.
  • Detect disease and health problems in poultry.
  • Catch and remove live chickens out of the predetermined assigned poultry barns
  • Ensure that the catching and removal of all birds from inside the barns including all stray birds on the outside of the barns is done in a safe, timely and humanely manner
  • Load chickens into modules/crates
  • Be able, under certain conditions to deal directly with customers to meet their expectations and add value to our service
  • Ensure compliance with all of the company’s rules, including all of the governmental regulations
  • Vaccinate birds using injectors, eyedroppers and other tools, when required, as part of animal bio-security procedures
  • Catching and loading poultry from predetermined assigned poultry barns for shipment to processing plants.

Requirements:

  • Education: Not required
  • Experience: Not required (Training will be provided on-site)
  • Experience operating a forklift is a strong asset
  • Must be able to work within a very dirty and very dusty environment while inside the poultry barns
  • Must be able to work in a dark environment with a head light and under very limited lighting conditions while inside the poultry barns.
  • Must be able to work in an environment of very unpleasant and acidic ordure produced from chicken excrement’s within the barn and the surrounding areas of the farm
  • Must not have any type of allergies to the materials used within and around the bird barns/farms; e.g. hay and woodchip products used on the barns floor for bedding, chicken feathers, and chicken feces / acidic odors.
  • Must be able to work under hot temperatures within the bird barns
  • Must be able to sit / bend in all directions / stand on flat and uneven surfaces/ be inside in closed arrears for extended periods of time while catching the birds
  • Must be able to withstand the extreme Canadian winter weather conditions, while traveling to and from farm to farm, and or while helping to load the transport trucks on the outside of the farms.
  • Ability to work at heights or up to and including 2.5 meters (8 feet) and or higher by a few feet
  • Function under repetitive movement of certain parts of the palms, fingers, wrist, hand, lower arm, upper arm, shoulder and back movements, while bending the top half part of the body over for prolonged periods of time.
  • Remain drug and alcohol free to perform in a safety sensitive functional position.
  • Prolonged concentration is required while catching the chickens to ensure that they are not injured during this process
  • Position requires standing intermittently up to 6 to 7 hours and it requires sitting 1 to 3 hours intervals while traveling to the different Farms
  • Position requires lifting Up to 16-23 kilograms 8-9kg per hand
  • Required to work in closed areas with the confines of the farm’s poultry barns.
  • Personal suitability: Team player
  • Work conditions and physical capabilities: Repetitive tasks; physically demanding; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Weight Handling: Up to 23kg (50 lbs.)

Salary: $16.50 to $18.50 per hour, 35 – 40 Hours per week

Benefits: We will provide appropriate equipment for the job (gloves, masks, coveralls). Transportation will be provided to and from the job site(s). Accommodation provided at a discounted rate. Transportation costs covered if worker needs to relocate.

Important Information: Schedule is from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM or from 8:00 AM to 4:30pm, work days are from Monday to Friday. (Work hours depend on how many birds are to be loaded o / a business needs in order to maintain animal welfare). Some night shifts, as well as weekend work, will be required when necessary.

Work site environment: At heights, confined spaces, wet/damp, noisy, odours, dusty, hot, cold/refrigerated

 

How to Apply?:

  • Phone to: 604-793-7000 from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • E-mail to: hr@eliteservices.ca
  • Fax to: 604-792-4222
  • Mail to: Unit 6 – 8465 Harvard Pl, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 7Z5

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

About Etegra Services Ltd.

We are a poultry industry services provider, offering chicken handling and vaccinating services to farmers in the Lower Mainland. We also provide the labour/service of loading poultry into modules which are then shipped off, by another company, to external poultry processing plants in the Lower Mainland, BC.