Job Information

JBS USA HATCHERY LABORER (CONCORD, NC) in Marshville, North Carolina

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi-glass or plastic barriers between team member work stations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed

Hatchery Laborer’s are required to wash floats, transport hatcher trays, sanitize separator, sanitize hatcher, set eggs, transfer eggs, and load chicks onto conveyor. Washing floats (buggy) is accomplished by removing hatcher trays from the float, over turning the float to remove debris and rinsing with high pressure hose.

The separator is sanitized using a foaming system with sodium hypochlorite and then rinsed with a high pressure hose. Sanitizing the hatcher requires removing fans from the inside of the hatcher, sweeping the floor to remove excess debris, then foaming with sodium hypochlorite and rinsing with a high pressure hose. Setting requires team members to place eggs into the incubators by lifting 10 pound egg trays and placing them into stacked buggies, the eggs are placed from floor level to shoulder level. When transferring eggs, buggies on casters loaded with eggs are pushed to the vaccination table, each individual tray is placed on the table, and then placed back onto the buggy which is then rolled to the hatcher. The team member loads chicks onto the belt by removing chick trays from buggy and placing tray onto conveyor.

Physical Requirements:

Continuous standing, walking, bending, and reaching

Dexterity: Some jobs require pinch grip, back extension/flexion, and/or should extension/flexion.


Hearing protection is required in posted areas, slip resistant shoes are required in all areas, steel toe shoes are required during set and transfer, and cotton gloves are optional to be used as needed by team member.

On the job training:

1-2 weeks

Working Conditions:

Conditions are wet and humid during sanitation process. The team members spend approximately 2 hours per shift in the incubators which are 99 degrees Fahrenheit and are exposed to dusty conditions when chicks are in production.