HATCHERY MANAGER

Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Nacogdoches, Texas


Description

Position at Pilgrim's

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Direct the Hatchery to produce the highest quality chicks at the highest percentage hatch rate possible for the lowest cost.
  • Ensure that the Hatchery, Tech Advisors, and Contract Producers follow Animal Welfare guidelines.
  • Plans production, spending, and capital improvement projects.
  • Prepares yearly budget for the hatchery.
  • Controls cost in labor, repairs, supplies, and vaccines.
  • Prepares monthly reports and graphs on hatchery performance.
  • Reports egg fertility and hatching residue results, as needed, to breeder department.
  • Ensure compliance with Company and OSHA safety guidelines.
  • Ensures completion of all quality assurance checks for the following: chick quality, vaccination checks, equipment checks, and maintenance work.
  • Follow D.O.T. regulations as well as environmental regulations.
  • Consult with company veterinarian before making changes.
  • Prepares employee schedules, approves vacation requests, and hires new employees as needed

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

 

EDUCATION:

Typically requires an Associates Degree or completion of Vocational/Technical specialty certification/licensure program in a related field.  Bachelors degree in related field is preferred.


EXPERIENCE:

Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of DIRECTLY RELATED experience. DIRECTLY RELATED work experience will be accepted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of the educational requirement.

 

SKILLS:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Able to work evenings/weekends as needed

 

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled