Hatchery Laborer – Ellenwood Hatchery (Day Shift) in Waterford, CA

Foster Farms

Company Description
Foster Farms has been serving families since 1939. Since the founding days, Foster Farms has always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. Our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our valued TEAM Members will shine through in everything we do.
Foster Farms is always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization; however, we operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage TEAM Members to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description
Pay Rate: $17.20 per hour
(Additional $1.00 per hour for hours worked between 7:00pm and 11:59pm. Additional $2.00 per hour for hours worked between 12:00am-4:59am)

Prepare egg sets using Automatic Rack Transfer machine and SST pallets or from other types of supplies, by hand or with vacuum operated egg shifter.
Prepare egg supplies—build clean SST pallets of flats to backhaul height. Load onto trucks with pallet jack. Receive eggs from Colorado, Arkansas, and outside purchase. Unload and ready these eggs for traying. Unload eggs using a mechanical or power jack.
Responsible for using high pressure hose to clean and disinfect buildings and equipment (i.e., hatcher rooms, hatcher trays, hatcher racks, egg flats, hatching machines, set hall, and tray wash room).
Pull hatcher racks, load chicks onto the separator, and palletize serviced chicks. Rack pulling. Transport hatcher racks full of chicks to the service area. Ensure proper operation of spray vaccination machine. Grade chicks for quality.
Transfer scheduled eggs from incubators through the In-Ovo injection equipment to the proper hatcher.
Using power/garden hose and equipment-cleaning cart sanitize equipment and rooms after transfer. Responsible for removing broken and/or highly contaminated eggs from hatcher trays.


Ability to repeatedly lift 60 lbs. To a height of 60”.
Ability to move1,500 lb. Rack (on wheels) through rooms.
Ability to meet company pallet jack and/or forklift licensing requirements.
Ability to disinfect equipment and rooms safely and effectively.
Must adhere to disease control program.
Ability to bend, stoop, and reach above head.
Ability to operate disinfectant equipment as well as tray washer.
Ability to work in a wet environment with temperature ranges.
Basic math skills.
Ability to work in dusty (chick down) environment.
Ability to meet company productivity and quality standards.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new TEAM Members.