Night Hatchery Operative – Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Salary: £18,000 - £22,000

We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Night Hatchery Operative at our clients Hatchery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who doesn’t mind working hard and has a ‘can do’ attitude.

You will be part of a team working, 40 hours over 5 nights per week assisting in the process of producing top quality fertile hatching eggs.

A knowledge of Poultry would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure high standards of health and welfare of livestock are maintained at all times
  • Handle eggs and chicks according to welfare standards fully understanding equipment and facilities used
  • Carry out cleaning and disinfection duties as per instructions from the Manager on duty to ensure compliance with current bio-security standards according to Company best practice
  • Understand rules governing chick welfare in the Hatchery
  • Understand rules governing use of chemicals in the Hatchery and take appropriate safety precautions
  • Deal appropriately with any occurrence or emergency informing Manager on duty as appropriate
  • Complete all paperwork as required
  • Be aware of Health and Safety standards and requirements including risk assessments and COSHH
  • Ensure Codes of Practice are adhered to
  • Undertake any other duties as required to fulfil the needs of the position
  • Attend training courses which are determined as appropriate by the Company

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to work as part of Team as well as on own when required
  • Care and attention to detail when performing duties
  • Ability to follow and carry out reasonable instruction
  • Experience of working with livestock preferable but not essential

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