Processing Staff

Our Farm
East Greenwich, RI 02818
United States
Job Description

About Our Farm:  Founded in 2002, Pat’s Pastured provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that our pigs get to root, run and play; our chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; our turkeys gobble and strut; and our cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement.

General Description:  Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for agriculture and food to assist with weekly processing of poultry.


  • Work in our on-farm poultry processing plant - processing an average of 600-800 broiler chickens per week, and turkeys seasonally.

  • Maintaining a sharp knife and excellent knife skills.

  • Practice accurate food safety techniques set forth in our HACCP plan.

  • Disassembling and washing all equipment and hand tools. Washing all tables, cutting boards, and floors. Scrubbing down floors and walls.

  • Communicate quality issues to supervisor.

  • Follow and comply, or ensure compliance, with established procedures, including weights and measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.

  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.

  • Good communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.


  • Experience working in food production (cooking, butcher, food manufacturing) a plus.

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs on a regular basis.

  • In an 8-hour work day: standing/walking 6-8 hours.

  • Work week schedule: Monday - Friday.

  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling.

  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching.

  • Exposure to USDA approved cleaning chemicals.

  • Exposure to temperatures: less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezers), 32-40 degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators), greater than 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment.

  • Ability to handle knives and other cutting equipment.

  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, pluckers, scalders, and meat grinders.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.


$15.00 - $18.00 per hour; health insurance is not provided.

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