Jay, Oklahoma

Kelly Services is seeking a Hatchery Manager in Decatur, AR!

Job Title: Hatchery Manager
Location: Decatur, AR
Type: Full Time, Non-exempt

1st shift: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


This company is a group of farmers, cooks, and food professionals who couldn’t find what we wanted in the food system, so we are building it ourselves from the ground up, animal-by-animal, plant-by-plant, meal-by-meal. Our vision is a truly transparent, regenerative supply chain for the future.

Seeking a Hatchery Manager to join us in our mission to change the world through food! As part of our start-up team, you'll be a key player in ensuring we fulfill our promise to deliver only the best in quality products to our customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate hatchery activities such as egg pick-up and deliveries, care, incubation and hatching, grading and chick processing flow from breeder farms to setters to support live production needs
  • Manage vaccine mixing, delivery, inventory, and ordering
  • Maintain inventories, equipment, parts and supplies as needed for operations
  • Execute programs and processes to accomplish the best hatchability with a healthy chick
  • Manage area to reduce stress on the chicks being processed and to ensure the best chick quality possible delivered to the farm
  • Maintain daily sanitation and general housekeeping and coordinate necessary maintenance of the building and equipment
  • Effectively communicate with and motivate employees in order to drive productivity and achieve company and Animal Welfare standards
  • Accomplish all paperwork in accordance with established time frames or record keeping requirements
  • Ensure that Animal Welfare standards are maintained and the employee training on Animal Welfare is done on schedule
  • Any and all other duties assigned, including capital improvement projects in the hatchery
  • Communicate and report at all levels in order to meet production expectations
  • Follow company values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees
  • Other duties, projects, initiatives, tasks and errands as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science
  • Prior experience working in a poultry hatchery
  • Strong leadership skills, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • 3-5 years of recent work experience in broiler management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accurate reporting of flock weights and rate of gain.
  • Accurate recording of flock history.
  • Manage parent flocks to ensure continuous availability and growth.
  • Ability to follow all Company and departmental work and safety policies and procedures.
  • Self-motivated and good time management skills.
  • Must be experienced at using computer office software such as:  Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Physical/Environmental Factors:

  • Exposure to seasonal weather conditions, to include inclement weather, on a daily basis.
  • Exposure to dust and feathers.
  • Ability to travel between assigned locations.
  • Occasionally enter confined spaces.

Why Kelly®?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Jay, Oklahoma

Why Kelly - Since 2011 we have placed over 16,000 Veterans

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Kelly applies targeted recruiting initiatives to the Veterans population (in all stages of transition) by aligning customer defined requirements with military skills and experience.  The transition from military to civilian life can be stressful and complex for veterans, and our staff is trained to assist in this transition.  Unlike our competition, Kelly places these resources without geographic or industry constraints, offering our customers and our employees greater flexibility.  Kelly has a wide variety of local opportunities, for Veterans and their spouses, within our workforce solutions as well as national recruiting programs on behalf of our customers.  Kelly’s leading placement opportunities for Veterans are within Information Technology, Engineering, Science, Light Industrial and Call Center.

Our specially trained Veteran recruiters are armed with a number of tools to help Veterans obtain roles that match their potential including skill translation tools, leading Veteran- centric job boards and Veteran/spouse social media networks, among others.

Through Kelly’s vast branch network, we are closely located to the majority of major military installations across the United States.  Kelly recruiters participate in onsite and virtual military career fairs as well as advertise through local and national Veteran job boards.  In recent years, over 150 Kelly branches have worked directly with their local military installations to recruit spouses and transitioning personnel.  These teams not only engages with transitioning talent from local bases, but also have a strong focus on Veterans in areas where the military has identified high Veteran unemployment. This approach ensures that military talent is engaged and shared across the centralized military recruiting team and documented in a centralized database, so that other Kelly locations can benefit from hiring or relocating this valuable pool of talent.

Our focus on military recruiting is a win on multiple levels. Kelly gains top talent with the skills needed to excel; our clients receive the benefit of that talent to help them compete in an ever challenging business landscape; and Veterans receive gainful employment in line with their skills and abilities to ease the transition to the next phase of their lives.

A People Company, Staffing the World

Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe - in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

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