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Perdue Farms, Inc. Growout Manager--Butler, GA in Perry, Georgia

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Provides leadership and direction in the day-to-day supervision of the team to achieve all aspects of production on our leased and owned poultry farms to include competitive performance and maintaining compliance in a safe manner with all local, county, state and federal regulations as they relate to poultry production.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Travels to Growout facilities, poultry houses and/or research farms monitoring conditions to ensure bird health.Provides leadership, training and coaching to associates, as well as producers to ensure all company policies and programs are being met.Complies and follows company requirements regarding bio-security, food safety and poultry welfare programs and policies at all times.Establishes, measures and is accountable for operating and capital budgets for the operation in a manner to enable the operation to maintain competitive position in the industry.Drives program compliance and competitive farm performance.In farm management, meets all facility operational plans to ensure scheduling of placements, harvest, health checks and accurate weight projections for bird movements. Reports on progress to include physical farm improvements, performance metrics and safety. As a Housing Manager, works with new prospects and existing growers to add the square footage needed to meet the needs of the complex. Manages the average service cost of the complex to not exceed the current average by strategically locating new farms as close as possible to the plant locations. Facilitates the construction of square footage by evaluating new sites, introducing prospects t lenders, working with builders and equipment a companies to provide quotes to prospects, arranging grading bids and manages the scheduling of contractors to attain the most equate footage in the least amount of time. Develops new grading contractors, builders, equipment vendors and electricians to facilitate the additional expansion. Works with lenders, zoning, university staff and extension to help facilitate the expansion project.Ensures a safe working environment for associates working on the site.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

3 - 5 years . Good communication (oral and written), reading, math and analytical skills. Must have a valid driver's license. Should be computer literate with skills in Microsoft.Must be able to organize multiple protocols/projects and complete on schedule.Ability to develop protocols and processes and deploy.Ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.Must be able to communicate at all levels of the organization.Must be able to travel to other facilities and plant locations.

Experience Preferred

BS degree in Animal Science or related discipline

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Must be physically able to work in all locations including hatcheries, feed mills, chicken houses and processing plants. 2. Exposed to seasonal weather conditions as well as significant amount of airborne dust, feathers, 3. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. 4. Exposure to chicken manure and associated odors, including ammonia, especially in the production houses. 5. Required to perform moderate physical exertion to include pushing pulling and lifting up to 75 lbs. 6. Must be able to climb to a height of 30' as well as significant amount of bending, lifting and stooping.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.