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Team Lead - Holistic Poultry Program

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Company Name Apricot Lane Farms (view profile)
Location Moorpark, CA
Date Posted May 15, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Farm Help: Part-time, Full-Time, Commission Based, Job Oriented or Employees
Type of farm? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Position Description Looking for a new Team Lead for our Holistic Poultry Program. This is a long term position that will grow along with the Farm. This program utilizes biodynamic practices in combination with pasture/livestock rotational practices for over 1,000 birds in several different mobile coops varying in age throughout the year from 1 day old chicks/ducklings to 18-month old adult chickens/ducks. Equally as important to caring for the chickens is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised. Team Lead will work with volunteers from our WWOOF program on a daily basis. Our Poultry Program consists of three components : Layer (Eggs) and Roasters (Meat) and Ducks. All are run in coordination with each other throughout the year in order to accommodate for scheduling and space requirements. Principal Accountabilities: • Oversee Mobile Coop Moves during morning animal chores including tractor work and taking down and putting up mobile fences • General tasks such as deep clean of coop, checking on chickens’/ducks’ well-being, collecting eggs, making sure poultry’s basic needs are met, general coop maintenance, coop doors shut at end of day (chicken safety), etc. • Oversee/Coordinate/Train staff and WWOOFers (volunteers) with general tasks (including but not limited to chicken/duck chores, egg tower cleaning, chicken processing, close ups, transfers at night, etc.) • Oversee and handle egg production including but not limited to hand washing approx. 150-400 eggs on a daily basis (including weighing eggs, sorting eggs, preparing eggs for sale boxes, selling eggs to staff weekly, stamping boxes, logging all information on excel, etc.) • Track egg production in Excel • Coordinate program schedule (E.T.A. of baby chicks in spring, summer and fall, Processing of adult chickens spring, summer and fall, expansion deadlines and projects, organizing/cleaning different parts of the program areas, coordinating coop moves around other departments and around seasonal situations, etc.) •Lead Chicken Processing
Application Process 1) Email resume to jobs@apricotlanefarms.com Do NOT call or show up unexpectedly at farm. 2) Await call or email to set up interview 3) Interview #1 4) Await call or email to set up final interview
Tag Words Chicken, Ducks, Eggs, Further Processing, Holistic, Organic, Poultry
Positions Available 1
Start Date 2017/06/01
Description Looking for a new Team Lead for our Holistic Poultry Program. This is a long term position that will grow along with the Farm. This program utilizes biodynamic practices in combination with pasture/livestock rotational practices for over 1,000 birds in several different mobile coops varying in age throughout the year from 1 day old chicks/ducklings to 18-month old adult chickens/ducks. Equally as important to caring for the chickens is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Position Description

Looking for a new Team Lead for our Holistic Poultry Program. This is a long term position that will grow along with the Farm.

This program utilizes biodynamic practices in combination with pasture/livestock rotational practices for over 1,000 birds in several different mobile coops varying in age throughout the year from 1 day old chicks/ducklings to 18-month old adult chickens/ducks. Equally as important to caring for the chickens is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised.

Team Lead will work with volunteers from our WWOOF program on a daily basis.

Our Poultry Program consists of three components : Layer (Eggs) and Roasters (Meat) and Ducks. All are run in coordination with each other throughout the year in order to accommodate for scheduling and space requirements.


Principal Accountabilities:

• Oversee Mobile Coop Moves during morning animal chores including tractor work and taking down and putting up mobile fences
• General tasks such as deep clean of coop, checking on chickens’/ducks’ well-being, collecting eggs, making sure poultry’s basic needs are met, general coop maintenance, coop doors shut at end of day (chicken safety), etc.
• Oversee/Coordinate/Train staff and WWOOFers (volunteers) with general tasks (including but not limited to chicken/duck chores, egg tower cleaning, chicken processing, close ups, transfers at night, etc.)
• Oversee and handle egg production including but not limited to hand washing approx. 150-400 eggs on a daily basis (including weighing eggs, sorting eggs, preparing eggs for sale boxes, selling eggs to staff weekly, stamping boxes, logging all information on excel, etc.)
• Track egg production in Excel
• Coordinate program schedule (E.T.A. of baby chicks in spring, summer and fall, Processing of adult chickens spring, summer and fall, expansion deadlines and projects, organizing/cleaning different parts of the program areas, coordinating coop moves around other departments and around seasonal situations, etc.)
•Lead Chicken Processing

Application Process

1) Email resume to jobs@apricotlanefarms.com

Do NOT call or show up unexpectedly at farm.

2) Await call or email to set up interview

3) Interview #1

4) Await call or email to set up final interview

Tag Words

Chicken

Positions Available

1

Start Date

2017/06/01

Description

Looking for a new Team Lead for our Holistic Poultry Program. This is a long term position that will grow along with the Farm.

This program utilizes biodynamic practices in combination with pasture/livestock rotational practices for over 1,000 birds in several different mobile coops varying in age throughout the year from 1 day old chicks/ducklings to 18-month old adult chickens/ducks. Equally as important to caring for the chickens is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised.
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