Job Code: 
Number of Vacancies: 
Job Posting Length: 
Three months
Canadian Workers or Foreign workers with work permit
Business Operation: 
Cattle production/sales
Employment Terms: 
Permanent (year round)
Abbotsford, BC
Provincial Area: 
British Columbia
Employer Info: 

Pacific Pride Chicks Ltd. located at 32870 King Road, Abbotsford, BC has a full time, permanent position for a Poultry Hatchery Manager.

Wage and Benefits
Wage Rate: 
$71,820.00-$119,000.00 per annum
Wage Info: 
Dependent on Experience
Extended health, dental, life and disability after three months
Worker Accommodation: 
No accommodation
Accommodation Value: 
Accommodation Value Type: 
Experience and Education
Driver's License (required): 
Driver's License (asset): 
University Degree
Job Experience: 
1 year
Job Duties


·                Liaises with Director of Operations to ensure the workload activities are met in a timely fashion.

·                Responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing bio-security and related Company policies.

·                Responsible for annual budget and hatchery division financial performance.

·                Forecasts manpower requirements (numbers and types), coordinates selection, training, and projects the ongoing needs of the hatchery.

·                Supervises all hatchery personnel to ensure smooth fulfillment of daily tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

·                Responsible for planning and coordinating with the sales team and the Director of Operations for egg set requirements and deliveries for all chick orders, ensuring deliveries and orders are handled in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

·                Coordinates and communicates with sales team, Director of Operations and CEO, the supply of hatching eggs, pick up of hatching eggs, setting of hatching eggs, ensuring efficient and cost-effective hatching and filled orders to customers.

·                Coordinates, and ensures all paperwork is in order for domestic and US shipments of eggs, chicks and vaccine, including all health papers, permits and certificates when applicable.

·                Coordinates and negotiates the sale of surplus hatching eggs and chicks in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

·                Directs and ensures the correct function of incubators and hatchers, and monitoring of hatching egg progress from the incubation period through to hatching.

·                Coordinates and plans with the Director of Operations, ensuring the maintenance of the facilities and equipment, according to Company standards.

·                Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing sanitation and fumigation of hatchery facilities according to Company guidelines.

·                Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the health maintenance program and for the reporting of any problems to the Director.

·                Responsible for hatchery inventories (i.e. vaccines, chick boxes, equipment parts, etc.) to ensure the continuous operation of the hatchery. Ensures all regulatory reporting is complied with.

·                Responsible for all alarm monitoring calls of the hatchery.

·                Coordinates, directs, completes, monitors, evaluates and assesses all hatchery records and statistics for quality and quantity of production.

Job Description: 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the duties above.
  • Extensive hatchery operations/management experience
  • Computer skills to include a strong working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills as well as good organizational skills
  • Extensive maintenance knowledge (e.g. electrical, mechanical, PLC operations, heating and cooling, hydraulics, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Transport Canada and US Department of Transportation laws
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with experience supervising a minimum of 5 employees
  • Able to evaluate line employees, and exempt employees, fairly and objectively
  • Ability to interface on a daily basis with all support groups or departments
  • Ability to tackle a problem, be it mechanical or otherwise, and see it through to a positive outcome
  • Ability to perform minor equipment repairs is preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Good command of spoken and written English language
How to apply: 

Please send resume, motivation letter and references by one of the following:

1.  For personal delivery to Pacific Pride Chicks Ltd. - Human Resources

2.  Via courier to 2425 Townline Road, Abbotsford, BC

3.  Via express mail to P.O. Box 2400, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X3

4.  Via fax to 604-850-3854

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