Broiler/Poultry Service Technician

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Job Title: Broiler/Poultry Service Technician
Location: Mount Joy, PA, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA

Company: The Wenger Group
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Feed Nutrition
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:

Broiler Service Technician

Serve as a consultant to broiler growing producers, offering expertise in flock record monitoring, poultry health services, and grow-out strategies. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with Wenger policies, monitoring bird health and performance metrics, pre-placement visits, and overseeing house cleanliness and maintenance.

Who are we:
The Wenger Group, Inc. is a leading family-owned, professionally managed agricultural products, food and services organization headquartered in Pennsylvania. The Company offers animal nutrition and feeds, specialty protein production, processing and marketing, on-farm protein production services, and ingredient procurement ranging from micro ingredients to grain and fertilizer. The group includes Wenger Feeds, LLC, Nutrify, LLC, Dutchland Farms, LLC, Risser Grain, LLC, and Hoober Feeds. Wenger Feeds is the largest multi[1]species commercial feed manufacturer in the mid-atlantic region, with over 78 years of production experience across 10 feed mills. Wenger Feeds is well positioned as the credible partner with its customers in sustainable and profitable protein production by way of its commitment to exceptional customer experience through inhouse innovation, research and analytical capabilities and established quality, safety and environment management systems certified by ISO for over 17 years.

What will you do:

  • Ensure adherence to Wenger policies, methods, and disciplines
  • Monitor and respond to bird weight and uniformity, mortality, feed consumption, and blood/swab samples
  • Work with Labs to get flock diseases diagnosed
  • Make sure house is properly prepared for new chickens
  • Monitor and respond to house cleanliness, ventilation, feeding and water system, and fly and rodent control problems
  • Direct and collaborate with contract broiler growers to follow the approved grow out practices, maintaining growing facilities, and growing birds
  • Identify problems or potential problems and work through possible solutions.
  • Maintain Certified Poultry Technicians License for Pennsylvania and other certifications for Live Bird Market
  • Understand and implement current Live Bird Market Regulations for transporting poultry
  • Always comply and follow company requirements regarding biosecurity, food safety, and poultry welfare programs and policies
  • Charge out services as described by the Dutchland Farm Flock Services form
  • Complete administrative duties preparing and maintaining reports in the area of broiler production
  • Sampling of flocks (blood, swabs, etc.) on a timely basis as required
  • Understand, implement, complete, and enforce growout programs, biosecurity plans and animal welfare programs
  • Monitors progress of flocks by weighing, visits, and/or communication
  • Resolves conflicts that may arise
  • Analyze and resolve problems at a strategic and functional level
  • Support any efforts needed in the field for Broilers
  • Assist in the coordination of the Poultry Field Technician's schedule
  • Maintain Certified Poultry Technicians License for Pennsylvania and other certifications for Live Bird Market
  • Understand and implement current Live Bird Market Regulations
  • Work in other areas of service as needed
  • Perform all other duties necessary to complete the job

Who are you:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (required) or Bachelor's or Associate degree (preferred)
  • Knowledge of bird health and chicken house management or 1-2 years in related role (preferred)
  • Certified Poultry Technician for PA and for blood sampling for NY/NJ live bird markets (or obtaining within 90 days of hire)
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • Willingness to devote to the position whatever is needed to get the job done
  • Flexibility to assist in other areas of service as needed
  • Ability to schedule and prioritize duties, and work with minimal direct supervision
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb ladder
  • Valid PA Driver's License
  • Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values


For all full-time team members, we offer full medical, dental and vision insurance. All team members are eligible to participate in a 401(k) Plan with an employer match, Basic Life & AD&D, Voluntary Life, Disability, Parental leave, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending, Employee Referral Bonus, Safety Bonus, Meat Bonus, Easter Hams, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Annual Outing, Tuition Reimbursement, Pet Insurance, Wenger Sponsorship Program, Uniform and/or Corporate Wear, Tool and Boot Allowances, Recognition Awards. Each team member has the potential to earn a yearly bonus based on the achievement of company goals. **Eligibility is dependent upon position, level, years of service, company performance, and Executive Team approval**

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Job Post Date: 02/14/24
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