Assistant Farm Manager

Lebanon, CT 06249

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -052024-18916 State: Connecticut

Job Description

Assistant Farm Manager
  • Title: Assistant Farm Manager
  • Location:will rotate between Lebanon and Voluntown location depending on schedule need
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Salary: $64,000 and up based on experience
  • Employment Type: Direct Placement
Client Overview: For over five decades, our client has been recognized as the world s largest and most trusted producer of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) eggs and adjacent laboratory products and services for the development and manufacture of biologics and vaccines that are used for both human and animal health. They supply leading manufacturers with critical bioprocessing inputs, including SPF eggs, antigens, and cell products. In addition, offer numerous diagnostic testing and manufacturing support services, including virus propagation and isolation, custom cell production, and quality control testing. They also support the development of new therapeutics by providing antibodies such as IgY for use in clinical trials.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for management of farm operations, including oversight of several poultry houses and processing departments on each site, in the farm manager s absence.
  • Assist farm manager by participating in poultry husbandry duties which include but are not limited to: breeder egg selection, incubating and hatching, beak trimming, pullet management, 100% blood testing and environmental sampling, nest imprinting, breeder/grow house management, depopulations, egg processing and general packing.
  • Respond to alarm calls quickly and effectively.
  • Occasionally fill in for house managers.
  • Provide direct daily supervision and review work of limited assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols]. Schedule and prioritize the workload of assigned group.
  • Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel. Assist in developing recommendations regarding personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with Human Resources and departmental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues. Assist in the drafting of appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Assist in the development, implementation and delivery of departmental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training. May maintain group training manual and training records.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports. Assist in providing regular coaching and counseling. Assist in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Schedule overtime as authorized. Review and recommend approval of timecards. Assist in the coordination of vacation/time off schedules.
  • Assist in the development of recommendations for short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements. Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
  • Assist in ensuring optimum performance of group function. May recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
  • Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Serve as a model to departmental subordinates as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel.
  • Provide input for salary adjustments, performance appraisals and disciplinary actions for farm personnel.
  • Maintain biosecurity on the farm.
  • Maintain records according to SOPs.
  • Assist Farm Manager with the maintenance/housekeeping of all farm property production/processing equipment.
  • Assist with maintaining farm supply inventory, including feed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Conditions and Physical Effort:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and confined spaces, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • This position requires participation in 24-hour on-call rotating duty.
  • Occasional domestic travel.

  • Bachelor s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in poultry management or related discipline.
  • 2 to 4 years related experience in poultry management.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Must be able to understand equipment operation and maintenance; Must be available seven days a week and holidays; good written and verbal skills.
SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to match professionals rapidly and precisely to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

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