Growout Manager

Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Petaluma, CA, US, 94954

Req ID:  72047
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Supervises and manages Flock Advisors, farm workers, contract farms and /or research farm associates. Develops and monitors a range of programs including growing, vaccinating and feed programs and other various measurements to ensure the meeting company goals and objectives.

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. When managing a research farm, coordinates all resources necessary to conduct research trials including chicks, feed, fuel, litter, labor, live haul, processing and yield. Generates and maintains all records according to specific trial protocols and implements programs to ensure accuracy of all research data. Reviews data for inaccuracies and implements corrective actions. Establishes operating procedures designed to minimize bird stress and to optimize the quality of the research data in order to distinguish differences between experimental treatments. Ensures a safe working environment for associates working on the site.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

0 -3 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 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.


Mechanical & Technology Skills
Functional Knowledge
Relationship Management

Compensation Data

This role has a target salary of $70,000 to $130,000 per year.


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