• Charles River
  • $34,960.00 -47,920.00/year*
  • Lebanon , CT
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 894 Exeter Rd

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Poultry House Operator

Req ID #: 44654


Lebanon, CT, US, 06249

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


We are seeking a Poultry House Operator, also known as a House Manager, to work in our Avian Business located in Lebanon, CT. The Poultry House Operator monitors feed, water, equipment and temperature within facilities housing avian flocks; keeps egg house and equipment clean and sanitary; collects and sanitizes eggs. Ensures humane care during the life of the flock. Maintains biosecurity and follows all biosecurity procedures. Monitors flock health and reports concerns to manager.


* Communicate regularly with the Farm Manager.
* Keep house and equipment clean and sanitary.
* Collect and sanitize eggs in order to provide clean SPF eggs for sale.
* Responsible for basic maintenance.
* Monitor flock for health issues and report concerns to Farm Manager.
* Perform blood draws weekly.
* Maintain biosecurity, and follow biosecurity regulations
* Monitor and maintain feeders, waterers, medicators, house temperatures, bird weights and condition.
* Assist in training new hires.
* Ensure the humane care of the birds during all phases of the life cycle.
* Perform bird sales as requested.
* Perform all other related duties as assigned.


* High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)


* Previous experience working with animals
* For biosecurity reasons, employees in this position may not own or have other contact with birds/poultry/ducks/etc.*

About Avian

Our Avian business group provides vaccine manufacturers and researchers the comfort of knowing that the raw materials used in their manufacturing process are free of extraneous agents. Charles River has established flock handling and egg production procedures that set the global industry standard.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

Job Segment: Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Biology, Science, Research

Associated topics: lab, microbiology, mls, sample collection, scientist, sterile processing technician, technician iii, technician iv, technician lab, technician laboratory

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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