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Centrum Valley Farms Candler in Clarion, Iowa


Position Title: Candler

Department: Dows Offline Breaker

Reports To: Transfer Room & Breaker Lead

FLSA Status: Full-Time Regular; Hourly

About Us:

Joining the Versova family of companies is more than just starting a new job. When you are employed by Versova, you immediately are part of something bigger ? a team of dedicated individuals working under a common set of core values and guiding principles. As an organization and as individuals within that organization, we are guided by principles that include excellence, ownership, initiative, execution, and continuous improvement.

The Versova team is built from people who will integrate our shared values in their lives and work with our companies. Together we celebrate our collective efforts, perform to our highest potential, help others, enrich our communities and maintain strong ethical standards and accountability for our actions.

Our expectation of our team members is that every employee will take ownership by accepting accountability for their actions and proactively take initiative to execute any task. Our team members are good stewards of our people, birds, product and equipment. Our team members also possess an attitude of servant leadership by always asking ?what can I do to help?. Finally, by continuously striving to improve, our team members are driving our organization to be the premier egg producer.

Team members that share and embrace our philosophy can expect Centrum Valley Farms to provide opportunities for growth and clear paths toward advancement in our company.

Our business and commitment to service is built around the following Common Values which we instill in all our employees:

1.) Initiative

2.) Service

3.) Stewardship

4.) Integrity

5.) Quality

6.) Safety & Service

7.) Community

8.) Respect

Job Summary:

The Candler is responsible for monitoring and removing poor quality eggs from the machine while in operation. This position will have fluctuations of egg quality and speed that they will need to be able to remove the eggs in a timely fashion.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure that the quality of the product being broken meets or exceed USDA requirements.

  • Remove poor quality eggs properly and in an efficient manner.

  • Comply with all USDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices, SQF, Safety Programs, Biosecurity Policies, Plant Procedures, HACCAP and Food Defense Programs.

  • Remove dirty eggs and place them onto flats so that they can be re-washed.

  • Help assist with clean-up activities.

  • Immediately report any mechanical problems or poor quality conditions to the Plant Leads, Supervisors, or Maintenance staff where help is needed for repairs.

  • Crosstrain and have the ability to be flexible to perform the following positions within the processing plant.

  • Flats Washer

  • Transfer Room Loader

  • Effectively communicate with the plant supervisor, QC, USDA and plant staff.

  • Assist in creating a One-Team environment.

  • Value your safety and the safety of your co-workers by following safety rules and policies.

  • Perform all other tasks as requested by management. Help train other team members as needed.

  • Help other team members as needed.


  • Good Communication (Written / Verbal) skills, organized, goal oriented, accountable.

  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task in high stress environment.

  • Agile ? able to twist and bend and lift above head, able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Ability to work in various climate conditions including extreme heat and cold environments, walking, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Work in a face paced environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Bilingual ? Spanish and English.

  • Prior egg processing Experience.

  • Join Centrum Valley Farms and become part of a winning team!

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. (While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds)

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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