Farm Manager in Goldsboro, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in raising turkeys, collecting eggs, and maintaining equipment and facilities on breeder farm by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Confers with Service Technician about production requirements and to discuss condition of equipment and status of supplies.
  • Assigns workers to duties such as collecting, cleaning and sanitizing eggs and feeding and vaccinating turkeys, and cleaning and disinfecting the turkey houses.
  • Directs maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment such as turkey houses, automatic feeders, waters, and layer nests.
  • Inspects quality of litter, shavings and nests.
  • Participates in work activities to expedite work load.
  • Adjusts lighting program as required and monitors ventilation of houses on the farms;
  • Administers medications, if required;
  • Draws blood for government inspection and in accordance to company protocol.
  • Insures bio security measures are in place and followed.
  • Ensures that egg and egg room sanitation procedures are followed.
  • Accountable for implementing a rodent and vector control program on the farm;
  • Prepares egg production, feed consumption and turkey mortality reports.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


worm 1 x a month

Vac first arrive at farm

check their droppings, if too many die check their intestines

cool cell house has computerized controls for lights, air, clocks, feeders

  • Ability to motivate, coach, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  • Ability to collect and analyze production data
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Strong verbal skills including active listening skills
  • Ability to handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Problem Solving-- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal-- Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
  • Oral Communication-- Listens and gets clarification.
  • Team Work-- Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Written Communication-- Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Delegation-- Matches the responsibility to the person.
  • Managing People-- Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities.
  • Ethics-- Treats people with Respect.
  • Organizational Support-- Follows policies and procedures.
  • Attendance/Punctuality-- Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability-- Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Planning/Organizing-- Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism-- Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Quality-- Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Quantity-- Meets productivity standards.
  • Ensure animal welfare policy and procedures are followed.
  • Safety and Security-- Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Education & Experience

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year collage or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements









Seeing:  Must be able to read reports and use computer


Hearing:  Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers








Grasping/Feeling:  Must be able to write, type and use phone system


Work Environment

This position works both in an office environment and outside on the farms. The outdoor environment can be hot or cold, dry or wet, and may be unclean.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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