Employment Status Available: Full-Time (40+ hours a week)
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.
The Grow Barn Caretaker will work as part of the team ensuring the company’s animal husbandry practices are followed. Responsibilities include feeding and watering hens and roosters; monitoring and regulating ventilation and temperature; ensuring water quality and supply; monitoring feed levels and handling live or deceased birds, collecting and weighing birds. They will maintain accurate daily records of feed and water consumption, and other relevant information as well as ensuring clean and well maintained buildings, equipment, and grounds.
The Grow Barn Caretaker will lead the 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. The work schedule for this position is a rotation that includes weekends, averaging 48 hours per week. The individual must be able to work flexible hours including some holidays and be available to answer on-call alarms.
· Monitor feed levels
· Feed birds according to program used.
· Ensuring water quality and supply are adequate
· Flush drinking lines weekly
· Monitor and regulate ventilation and temperature
· Maintain accurate daily records
· Daily barn maintenance i.e. cleaning floors, garbage removal, culling as required
· Data inputting using electronic devices (tablet, smartphone)
· Other farm related duties as requested
API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and competitive wages. All interested applicants are asked to forward a resume. We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.