Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office.
This position is responsible for directing operations which includes receipt of fertile eggs, traying, debeaking, vaccination, grading, and placement of baby chicks at grow out. This manager will also ensure that quality chicks are being produced.
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
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.
Able to work evenings/weekends as needed
Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to work effectively and under pressure with a wide range of personality styles.
Excellent managerial and leadership skills.
Strong ability to analyze and resolve complex management problems.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent conflict management and problem solving skills.
SAP experience preferred
Typically requires an Associate’s Degree or completion of Vocational/Technical specialty certification/licensure program in a related field. Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred.