Chicken Catchers – Chilliwack, BC

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Elite Poultry Services Ltd.

Category: Other

Posting number 4547081

Job Title:

Chicken Catchers


Elite Poultry Services Ltd.


Chilliwack , BC

Closing Date:

September 27, 2021

Business information: We provide the labourservice of loading poultry into modules which are then shipped off to various poultry processing plants.

Business Address: Unit 6 – 8465 Harvard Pl, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 7Z5

Work Address: Various locations across the following regions: Calgary Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House.

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 modulescrates

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.


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

in a dark environment with a head light and under very limited lighting conditions while inside the poultry barns.

in an environment of very unpleasant and acidic ordure produced from chicken excrement’s within the barn and the surrounding areas of the farm

under hot temperatures within the bird barns

Must not have any type of allergies to the materials used within and around the bird barnsfarms; e.g. hay and woodchip products used on the barns floor for bedding, chicken feathers, and chicken feces acidic odors.

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, Flexibility

Work conditions and physical capabilities: Repetitive tasks; physically demanding; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling, Standing for extended periods

Work site environment: At heights, confined spaces, wetdamp, noisy, odours, dusty, hot, coldrefrigerated

Salary: $18.00- $20.00 per hour, 40 hours per week

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

Important Information: This position runs mostly at night. Schedule is from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, work days are from Sunday to Thursday. (Work hours depend on the time the plant schedules the first truck to be at the farmprocessing plants, and how many birds are to be loaded that specific night). Some morning or afternoon shifts will be required when necessary.


Apply by:

Phone to: 604-793-7000 from 9 AM to 5 PM

E-mail to: [email protected]

Fax to: 604-792-4222

Mail to: Unit 6 – 8465 Harvard Pl, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 7Z5

Posted 2021-05-31