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Flock Advisor

Date:  Jan 13, 2021

Petaluma, CA, US, 94954

Req ID:  27763
Job Function:  Live Production

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.


The purpose of a Flock Advisor is to protect the Perdue Farms, Inc. brand name.  Improve company profitability by serving as a representative overseeing the people, poultry and daily operations on his/her route.  In doing so the responsibilities will involve direct interaction with all departments of the company that are associated with our farms.  The Flock Advisor is responsible for maintaining good communication and flow of information from the company to the farm operations and vice versa.  Responsibilities also include ensuring that all requirements are met or exceeded with include but not limited to current prescribed department and company initiatives.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Maintains assigned route square footage to meet the demands established by sales to fulfill customer orders.
  2. Work directly with assigned farm operations to improve company profitability and competitive position by implementing production programs and documenting operation compliance at each visit to the farm.
  3. Maintain route compliance to Poultry Welfare, Food Safety, and Environmental “Best Management Practices” to maintain a strong brand image
  4. Support other departments within the company that are impacted by the farms on assigned route by maintaining good open lines of communication between all parties. 
  5. The ability to monitor chick placements, bird weights, flock movements, mortality and feed inventories.  The ability to assess bird health, administer proper field vaccinations, prescribe treatment, and perform various testing on birds to identify disease and relay finding to management
  6. Demonstrate competency with poultry health and disease as it relates to poultry production
  7. Act in a professional and courteous manner at all times, upholding professional and positive work image for self and Perdue Farms.
  8. Comply and follow company requirements regarding bio-security, food safety and poultry welfare programs and policies at all times.
  9. Manage company vehicle and operate in a safe manner complying will all Perdue, state and federal requirements/policies and use only for work related purposes
  10. Maintain safe working environment for all parties
  11. Other duties as requested
Minimum Education
  • Bachelors degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science or Agribusiness Management. Years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree. 
Experience Requirements
  • 0-5 years.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with no points.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • 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: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma