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This is manual work of some difficulty as a lead worker in specialized farming activities on a poultry farm.
Work involves serving as a lead worker and participating in a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled poultry related tasks in accordance with specific instructions. Specialized tasks such as para-veterinarian cases are assumed by the incumbent. Direction is exercised over other poultry workers and work completion is reviewed through inspection.


Serves as a lead worker over poultry workers.

Maintains proper lighting and heating for poultry pens and incubators; puts shavings in hens nests.

Feeds, waters, and otherwise cares for poultry; cleans poultry houses, pens, feeders, water receptacles, boiler rooms, and sheds.

Keeps and checks records on mortality of poultry, feeding of poultry, and other information needed for research on poultry; prepares poultry for operations or inoculations; sterilizes hatchery equipment.

Repairs and paints sheds, barns, and fences; loads and unloads feed.

Collects and washes eggs, candles and stores eggs in coolers.

Performs para-veterinarian functions such as diagnosing common diseases and appropriate treatment to poultry; draws blood and necessary samples.

Performs related work as required.

Completion of the eight school grade; and varied experience in poultry farm work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of practical farm operations.

Considerable knowledge of the feeding and care of poultry.

Considerable knowledge of the kinds and uses of poultry raising supplies and equipment.

Some knowledge of common poultry diseases and their proper treatment.

Ability to operate basic farm tools and equipment such as trucks, tractors, and mowers.

Ability to make simple mechanical and carpentry repairs to farm equipment and buildings.

Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.

Ability to lead the work of others.



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