Poultry House Operator

Charles River Laboratories Roanoke, Illinois
Job Type Full Time

We are seeking a Poultry House Operator, also known as a House Manager, to work in our Avian Business located in Benson, IL. The House Manager 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.) An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education.


  • Previous experience working with animals preferred
  • Pay rate is $163.64 per day after training.

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.


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Category Poultry