Brooder Manager

Date:  Feb 11, 2024

Butler, GA, US, 31006

Req ID:  70573
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.


The Brooder Manager provides leadership and direction in the day-to-day brooder operations to achieve all aspects of production in our brooder 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. Maintains good communication and flow of information from the brooder to pasture and vice versa.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitors chick placements, bird weights, flock movements to pasture, mortality and feed inventories
  • Drives brooder program compliance and competitive farm performance
  • Reports on progress to include physical farm improvements, performance metrics and safety. 
  • 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.
  • Operates company vehicle in a safe manner complying with all company policies, state and federal requirements. 

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Bachelors degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science or Agribusiness Management. Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with no points.
  • Strong reading, math, writing communication skills (oral and written), analytical skills and a statistical background.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Macon