Giroux's Poultry Farm, Inc. Farmworker - Animal Caretaker in Chazy, New York
12 fulltime, temporary, seasonal animal caretaker positions available 03/01/2021 - 12/01/2021. The Farmworkers/Animal Caretaker will perform general farm labor in connection with our seasonal poultry operations as outlined below: Pullet Rearing/Litter Management: Maintain or remove litter (animal waste) from aisles in our barns on a daily basis during the fall/winter season. Maintain litter aisle shavings and keep calcium chip buckets filled as needed. This specific cleaning is done to a greater extent and different from the daily, routine cleaning that other employees perform due to the time of year. Workers will split up baby chicks to different tiers within barn. Vaccinate pullets at thirteen weeks of age. Load pullets into carts to be transported to laying hen houses at the end of the rearing period. Workers will perform dry and wet cleaning and maintenance duties to prepare laying houses for pullets at the end of the rearing period and to clean empty pullet houses after pullets are moved out. The dry-cleaning duties include using backpack blowers to blow down henhouses, sweep floors, clean lights and other miscellaneous cleaning and light repair duties. Wet cleaning includes pressure washing and spraying wet disinfectant to thoroughly clean henhouses. This job includes holding a pressure washing nozzle outstretched from your body for a number of hours in a very humid environment. This cleaning is to a greater extent and different from the daily, routine cleaning that other employees perform. Due to enhanced biosecurity protocol, workers will only be allowed to enter and work in areas approved by their supervisor. Farmworker/Cage Assembly: Workers needed to disassemble existing conventional cage systems. Workers will then be asked to assemble cage free housing systems in place of the conventional caged system. Throughout the process the barn will need to be maintained for cleanliness. Once systems are in place workers will assist with the placement and care of birds. Requirements: *Three months experience *Criminal background check *Extesnive pushing or pulling *Exposure to extreme temperatures *Frequent stooping or bending *Drug screen post hire at employer expense *Lifting 75 pounds *Repetitive movements The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.