Hatchery Production Operative- Quainton Hatchery

£7.84 to £8.34 per hour
10 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Faccenda Careers
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Hatchery Operative working in a varied, hands-on role within a small team in the Hatchery at Quainton, Buckinghamshire. Full training will be provided.

The Role:
  • Ensuring chicks are sorted into the required grades and quantities ready for farm delivery
  • Assisting in the effective movement of eggs from storage, to incubating machines, to hatching machines
  • Liaising with delivery Drivers, Hatchery Managers, Engineers and other Operatives to help the factory run smoothly
  • Ensuring that all equipment is cleaned after use to the required high standards, as Bio-Security is of upmost importance
  • Ensuring that processes are completed safely and efficiently
The hours of work for this role are Monday to Friday, as follows:
  • Monday – 06:00 to 16:15
  • Tuesday – 06:00 to 15:45
  • Wednesday – 06:00 to 12:30
  • Thursday – 06:00 to 16:15
  • Friday – 06:00 to 15:45
The starting rate of pay is £7.84 per hour with an opportunity to rise to £8.34 under our Pay for Skills scheme.  There are also regular opportunities for additional hours which will be paid at overtime rates.

Key Skills & Experience:

This is a physically demanding role and involves lifting chick boxes of up to 15kgs.

Successful candidates will be:
  • Flexible and hard working
  • Enthusiastic and with a positive attitude to team work
  • Previous experience within a poultry environment is desirable, however full training will be provided
  • Previous production/factory experience is also desirable as the work is similar

This Company is committed to making sure their employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment.

You will be offered comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
  • Discounted Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Generous Pension Scheme - Within 3 months of commencement will be auto enrolled on statutory contribution.  Can join earlier on statutory contribution by request.  After 4 years service employer will match contribution up to 5%
  • Cycle to Work scheme
The Company:

You will be working for a leading supplier of chicken turkey and duck products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. They are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 3500 people.


The growth of this business over the past 50 years is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to their customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in their commitment to high quality and food standards.

If you feel you are the right person for this role then please send your CV to the email address on this job board.


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