The Role

See below a description of the vacancy and the responsibilities, along with the skills required for this role.

Cloacal Chick Sexers

Goulburn, Australia

Reference: 6492704

Who are we?

Aviagen is the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens and turkeys and has several wholly-owned operations and joint ventures around the world.

About the role

We are currently seeking Cloacal Chick Sexers for our Hatchery in Goulburn NSW (which is located two hours drive from Sydney and only one hour from Canberra) on a permanent full time basis.

Working days and hours are dependent on the hatch schedule and this will change on a week-to-week basis. Typically this role requires early starts from around 5.30 am, although the working day generally is finished by 2.00 pm.

See position description on the application site for more information on the role.

What we're looking for

The successful applicant will be one of a team of Sexers who will sex day-old Ross parent, grandparent and great grandparent breeder chicks. Proven experience in a high-volume hatchery is essential. A demonstrated skill level providing 98% accuracy, 48.5% sexing split and a minimum sexing rate of 900 chicks per hour is imperative.

Applicants MUST either have residency or citizenship in Australia OR be able to pass either an IELTS with an average score of 5 across all IELTS components and no less than 4.5 in any of the four components; or a PTE Academic overall test score of at least 36 with a score of at least 30 in each of the test components. The four components are Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

What's on offer

Remuneration for this full-time position ranges from AU$80,000 - AU$100,000 depending on skill and experience and there is an ability to increase annual remuneration based on an assessment of competence and performance in the job after 12 months. Relocation package available to successful candidates for those who meet all of the requirements identified.


Please complete an online application form and attach a detailed cover letter. Please provide a detailed CV.

Applications are only invited from those who have the legal right to work in Australia.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Aviagen's poultry breeding operations have very strict Biosecurity and Animal Welfare standards. This includes the restriction of all employees from keeping pet birds, poultry, pigs or other intensive livestock

Applications Close: 14 Jan 2024

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