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It’s a great time to join our 8,000 friendly people at Ingham’s – one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated protein producers.

Founded in 1918 as a family business, Ingham’s has a proud history and a bright future. Today, our business is undergoing substantial growth, where every day presents new and exciting opportunities to thrive.

With a positive attitude you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that is committed to demonstrating our values of care, courage, curiosity and commitment.


Live Bird Handler | Full-Time Roles | Somerville


When you join Ingham’s, you become part of a company with a proud Australian & New Zealand history, and one that thrives on growth and innovation. We strive to be the poultry of choice and to deliver deliciously good food in the best way.

At Ingham’s we value our people and hold onto our family history. You can enjoy working in a stable company where the safety of our people always comes first. With competitive pay, and a friendly, family-like culture, you will experience a fast paced and diverse working environment.

That’s the Ingham’s Way!

Due to an increase in production we are looking for people available for either morning (4am-12:06pm) or afternoon (1pm-9pm) shift. This is a full-time role featuring regular shift times, with opportunities for over-time.

You’ll be joining a team of hard workers, in a fast-paced, challenging environment. No experience is necessary, just the right work ethic and respect towards the team and the animals you will be handling. Remuneration for this role is set at the level of a fully trained employee, even during the training period.


  • Immediate start available
  • Uniforms provided & cleaned by company
  • Onsite parking
  • No experience required, on job training provided
  • Product discounts
  • The health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our highest priority

Daily Tasks:-

  • Gripping and hanging chickens in a repetitive manner
  • Specialised tasks including washing, eviscerating, and trimming chicken carcasses
  • Manual handling duties -lifting, pulling, pushing, bending and reaching
  • Working your whole shift in a dark and humid environment
  • Storing and maintaining materials, equipment and tools
  • Identifying and escalating Animal Welfare, Food Safety & Quality issues, hazards and risks.

To be successful in this role, you will need to:-

  • Performing repetitive tasks
  • Understand and follow instructions and procedures
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Communicate well both written and verbally
  • Showing commitment, reliability and motivation
  • Respond calmly when faced with obstacles
  • Physically fit and repetitively lift 5kg-15kg
  • Flexibility to cover various shifts when required

With us you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that delivers great experiences for our customers and consumer’s.

Hatch your career with us – apply today!

Please note, due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to accept applications from people who regularly come into contact with pigs or birds OR have anyone living in the same residence as you, work in other poultry or pig operations.

In line with Ingham’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy all employees must be fully vaccinated to ensure the safety of our people and customers. Prior to commencing employment, you will need to provide Evidence of Vaccination or proof of a valid medical exemption.

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