Farm Technician

Charles River Labs

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guides us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.

Job Description


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We are seeking a Farm Technician to support our site located in Catskill, NY. The Farm Technician will assist where needed in the areas of brooding, house management, egg processing, packing and crew. some of the responsibilities of a Farm Technician are as follows:

The following are the responsibilities for the Farm Technichan role in Cateskill, NY:

•Assist in a number of different areas on the farms: poultry houses (brooding and production), egg processing, packing, house recycles.

•Operate sanitizing machine, sort, inspect, load, candle, and grade eggs.

•Following biosecurity standards, re-inspect and pack eggs according to packing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and/or special customer instruction.

•Maintain bird weights and condition; gather eggs.

•Monitor food, water and temperature levels.

•Participate in hatching, blood tests, bird sales, debeaking, dubbing.

•Accurately complete required recordkeeping documents/forms.

•Perform general housekeeping duties and basic maintenance of equipment.

•Handle supplies.

•Adhere to biosecurity procedures in the performance of all duties.

•Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum requirements for the Farm Technician position:

• High school diploma or GED.
• At least 1 year experience working on farms; or  an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.
• Valid Driver's License
• Demonstrated accuracy in record keeping