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Hatchery Assistant Manager

Cooks Venture Poultry
Decatur, AR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Cooks Venture is a group of farmers, cooks, and food professionals who couldn’t find what we wanted in the food system, so we are building it ourselves from the ground up, animal-by animal, plant-by-plant, meal-by-meal. Our vision is a truly transparent, regenerative supply chain for the future.

Cooks Venture is seeking an Assistant Hatchery Manager to join us in our mission to change the world through food! As part of our start-up team, you'll be a key player in ensuring Cooks Venture fulfills our promise to deliver only the best in quality products to our customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

∙ Manage and coordinate hatchery activities such as egg pick-up and deliveries, care, incubation and hatching, grading and chick processing flow from breeder farms to setters to support live production needs

∙ Manage vaccine mixing, delivery, inventory, and ordering

∙ Maintain inventories, equipment, parts and supplies as needed for operations ∙ Execute programs and processes to accomplish the best hatchability with a healthy chick ∙ Manage area to reduce stress on the chicks being processed and to ensure the best chick quality possible delivered to the farm

∙ Maintain daily sanitation and general housekeeping and coordinate necessary maintenance of the building and equipment

∙ Effectively communicate with and motivate employees in order to drive productivity and achieve company and Animal Welfare standards

∙ Accomplish all paperwork in accordance with established time frames or record keeping requirements

∙ Ensure that Animal Welfare standards are maintained and the employee training on Animal Welfare is done on schedule

∙ Any and all other duties assigned, including capital improvement projects in the hatchery

∙ Communicate and report at all levels in order to meet production expectations ∙ Follow Cooks Venture values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees

∙ Other duties, projects, initiatives, tasks and errands as needed

Job Requirements:

∙ Bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science

∙ Prior experience working in a poultry hatchery

∙ Strong leadership skills, good judgment, and strong operational focus. ∙ 3-5 years of recent work experience in broiler management.

∙ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

∙ Accurate reporting of flock weights and rate of gain.

∙ Accurate recording of flock history.

∙ Manage parent flocks to ensure continuous availability and growth.

∙ Ability to follow all Company and departmental work and safety policies and procedures.

∙ Self-motivated and good time management skills.

∙ Must be experienced at using computer office software such as: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Physical/Environmental Factors:

∙ Exposure to seasonal weather conditions, to include inclement weather, on a daily basis. ∙ Exposure to dust and feathers.

∙ Ability to travel between assigned locations.

∙ Occasionally enter confined spaces.

Cooks Venture Poultry


Decatur, AR
72722 USA
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