New Brunswick
September 13, 2021

Casual Class 3 Driver (NB)

Employment Status Available: Casual, as required, varied hours

Starting Rate: $17.51 per hour

Schedule: Most Mondays & other shifts as required

Anticipated Start Date: As Soon As Possible


Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.


The person in this casual position is required to pick up and deliver hatching eggs, move farm equipment as needed. This position requires someone that can work a flexible rotating schedule. The current business needs require an 8–10-hour shift on Mondays, with the possibility of additional days if business needs change.

This position is physically demanding; requiring the physical ability to lift weights of up to 45lbs for extended periods, during the loading and unloading of the truck. The position requires an individual with a valid Class 3 driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement.


Core Competencies

· Ability to work independently in a busy environment

· Time Management

· Dependability

· Good organizational and communication skills

· Strong commitment to health & safety


Requirements

·       High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

·       Valid Class 3 driver’s license with air brakes endorsement

·       Clean driver’s abstract

·       Certification from recognized truck driving school or equivalent experience

·       Defensive Driving Course is an asset

·       Confident, consistent decisive personality

·       Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed

·       Reliable and dependable


Work Conditions

· Local travel

· Will be required to work both indoors and outdoors

· Weekend work may be required

· Ability to lift 45 pounds for extended periods


API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive compensation package.

All interested applicants are asked to forward a resume to [email protected] We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

New Brunswick
August 13, 2021

Full Time Poultry Worker (NB)

Employment Status Available: Permanent Full-Time

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Starting At: $15.00/hour

 

Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.

 

SUMMARY

Poultry Workers will work as part of the team ensuring the company’s animal husbandry practices are followed. They are responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of equipment and buildings, monitoring the health and welfare of the chickens, and maintain accurate daily records

The individual must be able to work flexible hours including holidays, weekends, and on-call shifts. Other tasks may be assigned as required.

MAJOR DUTIES

·         Box eggs and egg transfers

·         Handle birds and eggs with care

·         Clean and disinfect equipment using appropriate method (high pressure, mop, washer, etc.)

·         Follow safety rules and guidelines.

·         Assist with after hours checks and alarm calls as required

·         Maintain accurate daily records

·         Other tasks as required

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

·         Grade 12 or equivalent preferred.

·         Ability to work with live poultry.

·         Strong commitment to health & safety.

·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands

·         Ability to lift up to 30 lbs for an extended period of time.

·         Ability to work in a team environment.

·         Experience in the agricultural industry preferable.

·         Mechanical aptitude would be an asset.

·         Comfortable using computers for basic data entry

·         A valid driver’s license and own transportation to and from work


WORKING CONDITIONS

The position operates indoors working closely with live poultry. Work environment is warm and humid and dusty at times with strong odours. Standing for long periods of time, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting are common.

API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive wages. 

 All interested applicants are asked to forward a resume to: [email protected] We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted

Newfoundland
September 13, 2021

Hatchery Worker (FT, PT, Casual) - Whitbourne (NL)

Employment Status Available: Full-Time (40+ hours a week), Part-Time (24+ hours a week), or Casual (varied hours)

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Starting At: $14.60 per hour


Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.


The Hatchery Worker is responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of the Hatchery equipment and building as well as the removal of chicks from hatchers and transfer of eggs from setters to hatchers. The Hatchery Worker will be responsible for boxing eggs and egg transfers at the NL location. This is a casual position with hours of work and days of work varying as required.

The individual must be able to work flexible hours including holidays and weekends.

Other tasks may be assigned as required.


Major Duties

·       Box eggs and egg transfers

·       Handle chicks and eggs

·       Clean and disinfect equipment using appropriate method (high pressure, mop, washer, etc.)

·       General cleaning and set up of equipment and rooms.

·       Assist with building and equipment maintenance as necessary.  

·       Follow safety rules and guidelines.

·       Assist with after hours checks and putting eggs in incubators as required

·       Other related chores as required.

             

Requirements

·       Grade 12 or equivalent preferred

·       Willing to work weekends, holidays, & on-call shifts

·       Valid driver’s license and own transportation to and from work

·       Does not have a backyard flock – no contact with chickens, turkeys, geese, or pet birds

·       Ability to work with poultry

·       Strong commitment to health & safety

·       Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands

·       Ability to lift up to 30 lbs for an extended period of time

·       Ability to work in a team environment

 

Work Conditions

The position operates indoors in a production environment. Work environment is warm and humid and dusty at times with strong odours. Standing for long periods of time, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting are common.


Contact Us

API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive compensation package.

All interested applicants are asked to forward a resume to [email protected] We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.



Nova Scotia
September 13, 2021

Hatchery Manager (NS)

Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.


SUMMARY

Reporting to the VP Poultry Operations, The Hatchery Manager will be responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient and welfare friendly operations of the hatchery. They will maintain best management practices in all aspects of hatchery management, including but not exclusively, staff safety, animal welfare, incubation, hygiene, vaccinations, inventory management, transportation and compliance to internal and external audits and codes of practice.

This position includes the start-up of a new, single-stage, hatchery in rural Nova Scotia which includes development and implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Preventative Control Program, and Welfare Code requirements.

They will be required to report relevant information to other members of the Poultry Operations team including hatching egg fertility, hatch rates, and other data as required. They will work with the farms teams to improve breeder barn results by helping identify issues and providing timely data.

MAJOR DUTIES

Health & Safety: A safe site is a well-run site, they will ensure the site operations, machinery and processes are always managed in a safe manner. They will personally carry out safety audits monthly and ensure the site is always tidy and presentable.

Animal Welfare: They will ensure that embryos and chicks are treated in a compassionate and caring manner. They will adopt a zero-tolerance approach to all welfare breaches by conducting, at minimum, monthly welfare audits.

Product Quality: Delivering healthy strong chicks to our customers and providing good communications with their customer base on a regular basis are fundamental to being successful in this post. They are to instigate and or maintain quality control programs to monitor hygiene status, chick quality and complaints. Systems used across the site must be designed to allow traceability from farm to customer.

Budgetary Responsibility:  They will be responsible for setting the annual cost budget with the VP Poultry Operations and subsequently report cost variances. They will be expected to review operations and deliver operational cost efficiency savings.

Procurement/Inventory Management: They will be expected to ensure eggs are received, stored, and handled in clean bio-secure conditions up to setting and transfer and ensure chicks are hatched, processed and transported in the best condition. They will ensure the maintenance of appropriate inventories for the proper operation of the site. They will manage all inventory to ensure you have sufficient levels to manage day to day operations but at the same time do not tie up cashflow by holding larger inventories than necessary. They will oversee the inventory management for Newfoundland and Labrador hatching egg shipments in conjunction with staff throughout the Poultry Operations team.

Planned Preventative Maintenance: They must ensure that all machines deliver optimum environmental parameters to maximize day old chick quality. To achieve this, machines must be maintained and calibrated to a planned preventative maintenance program laid out by The Hatchery Manager and The Maintenance Manager. This program must cover the whole facility both internally and externally to ensure facilities are maintained, remain operational, and presentable.

Employee Management & Communications: They will direct the work of the staff, ensuring each person has proper training to perform tasks safely and efficiently. In the first three weeks of an employee starting work, they must have received training on animal welfare and health and safety pertaining to the site. Thereafter, they are to ensure further on the job training as required and maintain training records to demonstrate delivery. All members of their team are to undergo performance evaluation on an annual basis, the assessments are to be carried out by The Hatchery Manager with the assistance of Human Resources where necessary. Maintaining and creating good relations with customers, suppliers and service providers will be essential. Staff briefings will be held on a weekly basis which allows two- way communications from The Hatchery Manager to their staff and most importantly from the staff back to The Hatchery Manager.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary education in Poultry Science, a Biology-based discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Business degree or minor is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years hatchery management experience; preferably in a single-stage hatchery 
  • Highly skilled at Office 365 applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Strong commitment to health & safety
  • Pleasant, outgoing personality, with a friendly positive approach to employee relations
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position operates indoors in a production environment. Work environment is warm and humid and dusty at times with strong odours. Standing for long periods of time, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting are common.

Weekend and holiday work may be required based on operational requirements.


API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive compensation packages. All interested applicants are asked to forward a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] clearly outlining how you meet or exceed the job requirements. We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Anticipated Start Date: August/September 2021

Nova Scotia
September 13, 2021

Full Time Farm Labourer (NS)

Employment Status Available: Full-Time (40+ hours a week)

Positions Available In: Berwick & Waterville, Nova Scotia

Vacancies: Two (2)

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Starting At: $14.85 per hour


Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.


SUMMARY

The Farm Labourer will work as part of the team ensuring the company’s animal husbandry practices are followed. Responsibilities of a Farm Labourer may include helping to unload shavings; handling birds, collecting eggs and weighing birds. The employee in this position will also assist with cleaning, washing and sanitizing the barns and equipment when they are empty. Help with barn set up and preparation for new flocks. The individual in this position will also help with transfer of birds from grow to lay barns.


SCHEDULE

The work schedule for this position is a rotation that includes weekends. The individual must be able to work flexible hours including some holidays and be available to answer on-call alarms.


MAIN DUTIES

·         Help with transfer of birds from grow to lay barns

·         Weighing birds

·         Barn preparation

·         Unload shavings

·         Egg gathering daily

·         Daily barn maintenance i.e. cleaning floors, garbage removal, etc.

·         Assist with cleaning, washing and sanitizing the barns and equipment


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 12 or equivalent preferred
  • Spanish language skills (read, write, converse) an asset
  • Ability to work with poultry
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Strong commitment to health & safety
  • Pleasant, outgoing personality, with a friendly positive approach to customer service
  • Experience in the agricultural industry and/or food processing preferable
  • Valid drivers’ license and own transportation to and from work
  • Does not have their own backyard flock – chickens, turkeys, geese, or any pet bird

 

 WORKING CONDITIONS

The position operates indoors in a farm/barn environment. Work environment may be warm and humid, cold in the winter months, dusty at times with strong odours, and noisy. Standing for long periods of time and repetitive tasks are common.


HOW TO APPLY

API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive wages. All interested applicants are asked to forward a resume to: [email protected] We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Nova Scotia
September 10, 2021

Full-Time Hatchery Worker (NS)

Employment Status: Permanent Full-Time, averaging 40 hours per week

Job Site Location: New Minas, NS until early 2022. The job site location will change to Middleton, NS

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Starting At: $14.60 per hour

Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.


SUMMARY

The Hatchery Worker is responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of the Hatchery equipment and building as well as the removal of chicks from hatchers and transfer of eggs from setters to hatchers. The Hatchery Worker will be responsible for boxing eggs and egg transfers.


MAJOR DUTIES

· Box eggs and egg transfers

· Handle chicks and eggs

· Clean and disinfect equipment using appropriate method (high pressure, mop, washer, etc.)

· General cleaning and set up of equipment and rooms

· Assist with building and equipment maintenance, as necessary

· Follow safety rules and guidelines

· Assist with after hours checks and putting eggs in incubators as required

· Other related chores as required


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 12 or equivalent preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and own transportation to and from work
  • Does not have a backyard flock – no contact with chickens, turkeys, geese, or pet birds
  • Ability to work with poultry
  • Strong commitment to health & safety
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to work in a team environment


WORKING CONDITIONS

The position operates indoors in a production environment. Work environment is warm and humid and dusty at times with strong odours. Standing for long periods of time, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting are common.


NEW JOB LOCATION 2022

Atlantic Poultry will be opening a new Hatchery in Middleton, NS. The successful applicant for this job posting will start their training in New Minas and will move to the new location in Middleton in 2022 once construction is complete. Applicants must be willing and able to commute to and from Middleton.


HOW TO APPLY

API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive wages. All interested applicants are asked to submit a resume to [email protected] We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.