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Breeder Field Representative

Wayne Farms, LLC

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Troy Accounting, AL
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Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Primarily responsible for overseeing breeder farms as a Company representative to contracted growers. The role monitors house conditions and bird welfare, provides technical assistance and recommendations on improving conditions and grower performance, and cost reductions for the company and growers.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Act as liaison between Company and contract growers providing technical advice to growers on company expectations (i.e. building and equipment specifications, litter manipulation, farm sanitation, industry best practices, policies, procedures, bio security, etc.)
  • Track, compile, analyze and record data pertaining to flocks (i.e. bird weight, mortality rates, flock completion rates, egg production, etc.)
  • Monitor assigned flocks ( i.e. bird comfort, equipment settings, male spiking, fertility, hatchability, culling, etc.) to ensure producers comply with all company policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines and federal and State policies, regulations and laws when handling poultry; report non-compliance and/or abnormalities to appropriate personnel
  • Monitor vaccination program to ensure vaccinations are administered correctly and as scheduled
  • Maintain feed tank inventories ordering feed and coordinating deliveries to ensure proper feed is delivered to growers in a timely manner
  • Follow and promote all safety initiatives helping to maintain a zero accident culture
  • Perform additional relevant duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • There are no direct reporting responsibilities with this position; however, this position is a Leader of People position with required competencies: Strategic Agility, Business Acumen, Building Effective Teams, Customer Focus and Command Skills.

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Associates degree in Poultry Science, Agricultural Science or related field preferred

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum two (2) years’ live poultry experience in a similar environment
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements surrounding animal welfare and food production
  • Strong computer ( i.e. Microsoft (Word, Excel, etc.) and math skills
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to communicate with internal and external customers in a timely and professional manner
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate in English
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks while maintaining attention to detail
  • Self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative and sense of urgency, with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must possess a strong customer-centric attitude, high energy level and a strong sense of urgency

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Follow departmental and company safety policies and programs
  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times in areas where required
  • Read and understand MSDS sheets
  • Maintain updated knowledge and training/ certification on relevant safety topics
  • May be required to enter confined space

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs; occasionally required to lift overhead
  • Walks in an outside environment (including inclement weather conditions) on a daily basis
  • Must have the ability to work in high altitudes and elevated areas
  • Constantly subject to dusty and hot environments
  • May be exposed to loud equipment with noise over 85 decibels requiring hearing protection


 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.