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Hatchery Manager
Knowlton

Reporting to the Director of Animal Production and in close cooperation with the Breeder Manager and Farm Managers, the individual must plan, organize, direct, coordinate and control all hatching, hatching and traceability and biosecurity of its sector.

He is also responsible for optimizing activities and controlling the costs of operations and ensuring the animal welfare of the ducklings under his responsibility.

More precisely, the person must:

Responsibilities

  • Real-time monitoring of incubation and hatching activities;
  • Write the necessary procedures and protocols to ensure:
  • traceability and biosecurity of incubation and hatching activities;
  • the smooth running of incubation and hatching activities;
  • respect for animal welfare;
  • Plan the incubation and hatching days to obtain the number of ducklings required by the required date;
  • Establish daily egg requirements based on incubation and hatchery activities and communicate them to the farm manager;
  • Program the various hatching equipment and analyze the quality of the ducklings produced;
  • See the preparation of ducklings for breeding and their distribution to breeding farms (uniformity, quantity, quality);
  • Plan workforce needs and assign work to team members;
  • Ensure that his team knows, understands and respects all the rules surrounding hatchery activities, occupational health and safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and internal quality standards;
  • Write production reports or other reports related to his function;
  • Participate in the development and update of the biosecurity plan;

 

Requirements

  • Recognized academic training in agronomy or in the management and operation of an agricultural enterprise;
  • 3 to 5 years of management experience on a farm, ideally in a business line similar to the position;
  • Lack of academic training can be replaced by lengthy professional experience in a related field.
  • Oral bilingualism;
  • Good writing skills in French and English;
  • Knowledge and fluency in using the usual computer tools;
  • Be available on call, in case of emergency;
  • Be on call every second weekend;
  • To be able to travel in Canada and abroad in order to perfect your knowledge of the area and stay abreast of best practices in your field

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Hatchery Manager
Knowlton