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