Hatchery Manager


calagjobs Recruitment by CalAgJobs

A family-owned company heading into it’s second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Hatchery Manager manages and provides direction for hatchery operations necessary to support breeder and live production needs.

This position is eligible for a comprehensive relocation package.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for the supervision and safety of all associates that work in the hatchery. Sets up and enforces safety programs and committees to instruct associates on all local, state, federal and company safety programs.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and inventories of the building and all equipment, maintains inventories, equipment, parts and supplies as needed for operation. Coordinates all eggs required for all breeder placements and ensures no shortages occur.

  • Responsible for quality and production requirements, initiates programs, to accomplish the best possible hatchability. Determines goal setting to accomplish competitive CPMH (chicks per man hour) in all departments. Participates in QIP (Quality Improvement Plan).

  • Responsible for all government required reporting such as community right to know, EPA and all state and federal requirements.

  • Responsible for total operating costs of the hatchery. Must set goals in all costs areas to stay competitive with other hatcheries.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree, or experience in lieu of a degree, and 5+ years of relevant experience in live production/hatchery/grow out.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Prior management experience.

  • Reading, writing and analytical skills required.

  • Knowledge of, but not limited to incubation, mechanical, management skills, government regulations and sanitation.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Exposed to temperatures ranging from 60 – 105 degrees; humidity up to 100%. Work in a wet, damp, dusty (chick down) environment. Exposed to chemicals, drugs and vaccines to be covered in MSDS training and hazardous communications. Must use personal protective equipment as required. Must be able to travel throughout the hatchery, facilities and operations.


Annual Salary Range: $73,800-121,700

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