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Poultry Processing Crew (Maple Wind Farm)

Organization Maple Wind Farm
Location 1148 East Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477

Poultry Processing Crew

Hiring Full and Part-Time at $15hour!

Our USDA-inspected poultry processing plant is state of the art for a plant of our size. Since we started processing on-farm in 2013 we have been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. We were one of the first to pilot Featherman’s “Plant in a Box” Processing Container - a design created to maximize efficiency and sanitation on small-medium sized operations. We process our chickens and turkeys from late May - Thanksgiving, as well as poultry raised by other producers in our community who bring their birds to us for the high-quality service we provide.

We are looking for folks with a knowledge and respect for food safety, as well as a sense of humor and positive attitude! You must be able to perform repetitive tasks efficiently and have attention to detail. A willingness to take direction but also be proactive will be beneficial. We have fun listening to a wide variety of music, cracking jokes and deciphering riddles, all while working hard to create the highest quality meat products for our community. Responsibilities may include: Killing, scalding. plucking, eviscerating, parting and packaging poultry, making value-added products such as sausage and ground meat, maintaining quality, monitoring and executing a sanitary work environment. Developing knife skills is a key element of this position. 

Date Posted May 6th, 2020
Deadline June 1st, 2020
# of Positions Available 5
Categories Food Processing or Manufacturing, Slaughterhouse, Meat processing, Poultry
Type Full Time
Compensation . Compensation: Starts at $15/hr. We will consider higher wages for those with meat or poultry processing experience. Housing is not included. Must have reliable transportation to work. Access to some free farm food and a discount on other farm products. We’re seeking those who can commit to our full-processing season, from late May to Thanksgiving, but will work with the schedule of the right candidates! There may be year-round work available.
How to Apply To Apply: Send your resume, a letter of interest, and two references to Please answer the following questions: 1. Tell us about yourself and why you want to farm. 2. Why did you seek out Maple Wind Farm? 3. What are your skills that would be useful for us to know applicable to farm work. 4. Your availability – start and end dates. We will accept applications until positions are filled. We will require an in-person interview at our farm as part of the application process. We look forward to hearing from you! Natalie Palmer and Nick Johnson, co-managers Bruce Hennessey and Beth Whiting, owners 1148 East Main Street, Richmond, VT 05477