Purpose: To separate good chicks from hatch residue and send to chick room for counting and boxing. To remove grade-outs (culls).To dispose of hatch residue and grade-outs.
- Turn on box counter line
- Go to the offal room and place offal bin underneath hopper.
- Turn the macerator (chopper) “on”, turn the offal blower (vacuum) “on”, and turn on the large exhaust fan, turn “on” the separator, conveyor, and sexing table.
- Go to alarm room and turn back-up alarm off to hatchers you are pulling from today.
- Then go to the first hatcher and turn the bypass switch “on” to the first machine.
3. Running the Separator
- Turn on the separator and conveyor
- Each stack of chicks has an I.D. tag on the top basket, which shows the flock and were it was placed in the Hatcher. There are also 3 tags for each flock that are for “break-out”. Place these baskets on the front of the separator and manually, handling the chicks gently and with care, remove the chicks from the basket into the separator. Keeping the eggs, shells and any dead chicks in the basket. When finished, place basket of eggs on the floor beside the separator against the south wall.
- Only remove lids from the stack of chicks that you are unloading. Take basket from stack and place in separator.
- Push both green buttons at same time to turn basket and drops chicks and debris onto the transfer rollers.
- The transfer rollers take the chicks to the white conveyor belt, which carries the chicks to the carousel. Watch that you do not fill the carousel to fill of chicks.
- Remove empty basket and place on Hatcher cart at your left. Stack empty baskets 15 high, then push stack to north wall in front of the tray washer.
- Get another stack of chicks from the take-off hallway and pull up to the separator. Continue to load the baskets into the separator as you did with previous stack.
2. Grading chicks
- Chicks must be handled gently and with care at all times. Tipping of baskets must be done smoothly and gently in such a way that the chicks do not pile or become trapped. When removing chicks from baskets do so gently and smoothly not by scooping large numbers of chicks from baskets.
- Remove baskets from the stacks, in order by flock, and continuously load the separator conveyors.
- Turn the conveyor belts “on” to move chicks into the chick room, to the box line for counting.
- In this step, a quick assessment must be made to determine whether the chick is "good for sale" or a "grade out". A "grade out" is any chick, which does not meet the quality standard set by the company.
Final Grading Inspection
· Person at the end of the box line does the final grading inspection.
· First box off the line, grade and place on small stainless table for replacement chicks.
· Sort through chicks in the box, remove any grade-outs and place in cull box under rollers, replace the graded out chicks with good chicks from the box of chick on the small stainless table.
· Place chick box on dolly and grade next box.
All positions - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Running the separator - 6am - 111am
Grading Chicks - 6am - 11am
Final Grading Inspection - 6am - 11am
Setup and Grading 5am - 12pm
Job Type: Permanent