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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Poultry Care Person

Farm Operations


Job Details



The Poultry Care Person is responsible for working with all aspects of our layers houses to include providing an excellent environment and quality care for our laying hens. Responsible for making sure the chickens have the proper amount of water, feed, proper temperature, clean house, etc.


  • Responsible for keeping daily UEP records on water, feed, mortality, ventilation and maintenance.

  • Must work closely with leads, supervisor and maintenance.

  • Responsible for moving birds and keeping accurate cage population.

  • Responsible for keeping all feed chains and egg belts in working order.

  • Responsible for keeping all light bulbs replaced and in working order.

  • Keeping all catwalks and aisles clean and clear of trip hazards.

  • To keep all fans, motors and screens clean and protected with shields or guards.

  • Responsible for doing a daily bird run in your house and the extra house during the weekdays and doing bird runs in two houses on the weekends.

  • All maintenance and repair work is to be done immediately, if problems arise, contact your lead person or supervisor.

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



    No prior experience or training.


    Previous experience with animal care is preferred.

    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to add and subtract numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form.

    Licenses, certificates, registrations:

    Not applicable

    Other skills and abilities:

  • Free of any breathing of asthmatic conditions, as dusty conditions prevail
  • Ability to work on ladders and climb steps as needed
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance tasks
  • Ability to stand most of shift and walk the 550’ long buildings numerous times per day
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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