Layer Support

Rembrandt, IA
Full Time
Entry Level

Job Summary:

Responsible for: overall care of birds in respective layer house.  Maintain feed, water and temperatures.  Operate and clean manure scrapers, monitor egg jams and use air hose to clean building.  Clean egg trays, general maintenance and housekeeping duties.  Assist Technician gathering live birds, eggs and mortality.  Record data including but not limited to: daily temperatures, feed and water usage. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall care of birds                                                                                                                                   
  • Run feed systems                                                                                                                                
  • Pick up and record daily mortality                                                                                                          
  • Clean collectors/belts                                                                                                                             
  • Operate and clean manure scrapers                                                                                                     
  • Monitor egg belts and elevators for egg jams                                                                                       
  • Record daily temperatures, feed usage, water usage                                                                           
  • Use air hoses to clean buildings                                                                                                            
  • Clean, sweep and perform other housekeeping requirements                                                             
  • Assist Technician gathering live birds, eggs and mortality                                                                                   
  • Flush water lines routinely                                                                                                                     
  • Follow all OSHA safety regulations and procedures
  • Perform other tasks as assigned                                                                                           



  • A trained designee will be appointed by management to cover for absences or vacancies; refer to Rembrandt Foods site-specific facility back-up matrix on file.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Husbandry Skills-Maintaining proper feed, water, climate and living conditions in building                   
  • Awareness and knowledge of surroundings in relation to climate, atmosphere and equipment        
  • Attention to detail                                                                                                                                  
  • Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination                                                                                                               
  • Independent Self Starter/Team Player                                                                                                
  • Basic English:  communicate for job and safety issues                                                                        
  • Mathematical Skills:  Basic Arithmetic, count, add and subtract                                                          


  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Computer Skills: Touch Screens


  • Hand tools/ Utility cart
  • Large push broom, kitchen pull broom/Squeegee, floor mop/ High pressure wand

Universal Expectations:

  • Follow all Bio-Security Procedures
  • Ensure that all care is provided with respect to customer, client and co-workers’ rights
  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adhere to work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks

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