POSITION SUMMARY: The Breeder/Hatchery Manager is responsible for efficient, economical production of quality chicks to meet corporate needs, as well as maintaining buildings and property. Responsible for maintaining excellent working relationships with Breeder Growers and obtaining maximum production of highest quality hatching eggs, while supervising the Breeder Department and associated personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

1.Work as a member of a Team with other Managers to: communicate regularly, cooperate fully, and strive to continually improve overall performance in all associated areas. Works with the Breeder and Hatchery Departments to optimize the day-to-day and ongoing functions of both areas to meet or exceed Budgets and Goals. Develop new ideas/plans for potential improvements with supervised areas.

2.Develop the people by providing: examples-personal instruction, using available company training (videos, seminars, etc.). Provide safe working environment for all employees. Continuous emphasis on safety at team meetings.

  • Maintain company policies and processes to assure standards are upheld for safety, quality, and team member satisfaction.

4.Responsible for developing and implementing goals and budgets for both the hatchery and breeder departments.

5.Maintain regular communication with Director of Live Operations to resolve questions, problems and aid in the development of new ideas and processes.

6.Responsible to supervise breeder operations to facilitate optimal performance and rapid response to problem areas for resolution. Maintain regular communication with Hatchery/Breeder personnel.

7.Other duties as required by management and supervision.

EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program

  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


  • Bachelors Degree Required , agricultural or business related field and 1-3 years of related experience

  • Ability to lead and coach others

  • Must have a valid class D license; Good Driving record

  • Very good communication skills

  • High level of energy and achievement orientation

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others to identify and capitalize on opportunities that result in successful implementation of changes for the benefit of the business.

  • To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Disabled Encouraged to Apply

Pilgrims enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing