Poultry Hanger (NOC 9462)

  • Sunrise Poultry
  • 13542 73a Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada
  • Sep 16, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description


Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd, the largest individual chicken processing plant in Western Canada is currently looking for a team of Live hangers to join our assembly line for night shift. We’re looking for dedicated individuals who always show up for work on time and who thrive in a team-oriented environment. This is a night shift role, running Sunday night to Thursday Night, from 9:50pm-6:20am. Sunrise is a unionized environment.


Company Name              : Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd.

Job Title                            : Poultry Hanger (NOC 9462)

No. of openings              :  10 positions are available

Job Type                           : Permanent, Full time

Employment conditions: Night shift (9:50pm-6:20am)

Wages                               : $20.00 to start/$1.00/hr shift differential for night shift

Office location                 : 13538 73 Ave Surrey, British Columbia, V3W 2R6

Plant/Work location      : 13542 73A Ave Surrey, BC V3W 1C9

Benefits                            : Dental care, Extended Health Care, Life Insurance, Vision Care, Pension

As per collective agreement, Medical benefits, Dental benefits, Group, WI Benefits,  Pension plan benefits (Detailed explanation below)


Health and Welfare Benefits*

Group Benefit Plan

The Company provides health and welfare benefits as outlined below. The cost of providing this coverage shall be borne by the Company, for full time eligible employees who have completed 4,160 hours of continuous service with the Company, subject to:


·       For benefits of the Company’s Group Benefit Plan (life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, weekly indemnity coverage, global medical assistance coverage, extended health care coverage and dental care coverage), any current restrictions on eligibility for employees and qualified dependents and restrictions on coverage and payments as determined by the Group Benefit Plan’s underwriter, and subject to the employee being enrolled for coverage under the Group Benefit Plan.

·      Employees will be entitled to the Group Benefit Plan as per CBA, after 4160 hours.

       Employees are entitled to union pension as well.


Job requirements:


Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written



No degree, certificate or diploma (High school diploma will be considered an asset)


Will train


Work Site Environment

Varying temperatures


Work Setting

Poultry processing plant


Personal Suitability

Be a team player


Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the automated process of killing, scalding, de-feathering and removing feet of birds


1.       Lifts live poultry from the cages that are on the supply conveyor and hangs the birds by their feet on the shackles. (Handle poultry in humane manner)

2.       Ensures that shackles are full.

3.       Live hanger in position #1:

A)      Operates the belt pedal

B)      At a line speed of 175 shackles per minute - Hangs the first bird at the start of the shift or after breaks, and each worker places their bird in the shackle before the shackles already filled by hangers to the right of them; with 11 hangers, each worker hanging 1 out of 11 shackles.

C)      When a worker needs to leave the line, the worker in position #1 is responsible to set the light at 10 and all workers are to hang 1 in every 10 shackles until the worker returns or is replaced. (Maintain required line speed)

4.       Follow rotation schedule:

A)      First 2 hours – rotate every 13 minutes

B)      Second 2 hours – rotate every 11 minutes

C)      Live hangers move to their right, Position #1 would move up to position #11

5.       Complies with the Sunrise’s Animal Welfare, HACCP, GMP and Safety operating Procedures


Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Handle repetitive tasks; consistent movements with fingers and shoulder joints, grasping, & standing for 8 hours a day

·         Accurately work at the production line speed

·         Mechanical knowledge of automated machinery is an asset

·         Ability to operate all equipment in a safe manner and to use appropriate lock out procedures

·         Consistent commitment to working safely and complies with Sunrise’s Animal Welfare

·         Be reliable and have good attendance

·         Must have no restrictions preventing the ability to wear required PPE; including N95 masks, eye goggles, or any other PPE that may be required due to workplace conditions

·         Able to work in varying temperatures and humidity levels consistent with covered outdoor weather conditions and live poultry storage

·         Physically fit and able to lift, push, and pull weight of up to 30lbs

·         Frequent Lifting/carrying, handling/gripping, bending/stooping

·         Perform other related duties as needed


How to apply

By email hr.sunrisepoultry@gmail.com

End Date

Sep 16, 2023