FARM JOB: Nanaimo, BC – The Good Place Abattoir, Poultry Processing Team Members

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on April 16, 2024

The Good Place Abattoir in Nanaimo, BC is seeking Poultry Processing Team Members!

ABOUT The Good Place Abattoir

After raising birds for a number of years, I have experienced the challenges that arise when it’s time to process them. Providing my community with quality pasture-grown meat is my priority, but so is ensuring the animals are treated with respect and care during that process.

This is where the idea for The Good Place Abattoir was born.

I want to make a change for the better, and I believe that will happen with action. For that reason, I have built a small poultry plant so I can assist other farmers and homesteaders. I provide flock owners on Vancouver Island a clean, local space for their birds to be processed with care and efficiency.

The Good Place Abattoir becomes a hub where small farmers can learn from each other. This creates a platform to promote Regenerative Agriculture and Pastured Poultry.


Looking for hard working and dedicated staff. As a small team, there is a set amount of work each day, if someone is missing we have to get those birds processed and turned into food safe product by the end of the day no matter what.


There are four positions on the team:

Slaughtermen: Arrives first at 6:30am to start the machines, get the scalder heating, sanitize the clean room and it’s equipment. Perform the kill, then clean the dirty station.

Lead Eviscerator: Arrive at 7:30am and get right to work on the table removing feet, necks and offal, doing final inspection and putting birds on ice.

Second Eviscerator/Bagger: Arriving late morning/early afternoon, go to eviscerating until all birds are done, then doing the clean up of the clean room ahead of vacuum bagging.

Bagger/Final Clean: the evening shift is bagging birds and doing the final clean and lock up.


Term: Mondays and Fridays Starting the 2024 season on April 22nd. Season runs March/April to January.

Hours per week: 15-20h per week. Working this year two days per week, next year would like to scale up for full-time work, 4 days per week.

Wage: New? Volunteer for a day to see if it’s the right fit. Upon commitment, starting wage of $18/hour, increasing to $20/hour once fully trained. Experienced at processing then $23/hour. If we can go from 100 birds per day to 200 birds per day, there is the opportunity for $5/h raises


Please send resume and cover letter, noting experience with animals, hunting or processing. Email:

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