Hourly Production Independence, Wisconsin


Position at Pilgrim's

Pilgrim’s wants YOU to join our hourly Hatchery Team! Position starts at $15.96/hour, PLUS $1.00/hour shift differential for weekend hours worked and we are offering a $2000 NEW HIRE BONUS!! 

Benefits include:

  • 5 Days Paid Time Off after 30 Days of Employment
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K contributions
  • Better Futures Program –2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!
  • Opportunity to grow your career through our Supervisor Development Program

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. This includes increased safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitation, face coverings, temperature screens and plexi-glass or plastic barriers. We are also working to secure vaccine availability for our Team Members.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Utility Worker is responsible for working in all areas of the hatchery, with the primary responsibilities being to work on the transfer crew and chick processing crew as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

· Trays eggs from farm racks or cases into incubator racks.
· Loads incubators according to schedule.
· Cleans and disinfects incubators, hatchers, egg room, processing rooms and hatchery equipment.
· Transfers eggs from incubators to hatcher trays as part of the Transfer Team and subject to those SOP’s.
· Assists in mixing and dispensing vaccines according to company guidelines.
· Assists in all chick processing functions.
· Other tasks may be assigned as needed.


· Team Members Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.
· Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.
· Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma
· Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization 


· Ability to lift egg cases weighing up to 50 pounds.
· Ability to push/pull 100-500 pounds.
· Ability to work independently.
· Good mechanical abilities.
· Ability to adapt and learn various positions and procedures.
· Good math and computer skills.