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Founded in 1918 as a family business, Ingham’s has a proud history and a bright future. Today, our business is undergoing substantial growth, where every day presents new and exciting opportunities to thrive.

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Breeder Farm Manager

Pakenham

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We’ve been proudly bringing joy to tables and smiles to faces with the delicious food we’ve been crafting for over 100 years. ​

A large part of our strong growth and success is because we’re always looking for new ways to do things and thinking about how we can create a better, more sustainable future world together. ​

Our success as an industry leader in providing deliciously good food means we can continue to invest in our future as we work towards becoming Australia and New Zealand’s first choice for poultry.

As Breeder Farm Manager in Pakenham, VIC you will manage a 3-Shed Farm housing over 30,000 chickens. You will drive results from a close-knit team with full responsibility for the husbandry of the birds and the day-to-day operations for the farm. This role will be accountable for the achievement of production standards, staff training and supervision, and ensuring compliance with strict biosecurity and health and safety guidelines.

It is a requirement that you live onsite in our farm house.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the farm and staff with responsibility for achieving production standards
  • Husbandry management of the flock, ensuring all livestock is treated humanely, and in compliance with Ingham’s Minimum Standard Procedures
  • Mortality checks and managing vaccinations of the flock
  • Lead, coach, and develop the team to ensure they meet performance goals
  • Drive a strong safety culture and corrective and preventative safety programs with a focus on safety
  • Oversee all farm maintenance work and engage with contractors for repairs as required
  • Identify, drive and embed continuous improvement initiatives and operational efficiency programmes
  • Ensure Quarantine requirements are implemented, and Biosecurity measures adhered to
  • Collect and collate data for research and animal husbandry purposes
  • Advise producers on farming techniques and management and production processes
  • Arrange the supply of medications, vaccines and other chemicals to Farmers and Farm Managers, and giving advice on their use
  • Operate and maintain technological systems and equipment used in farm production, including analysing data and preparing reports
  • Operate and maintain animal health and feed monitoring equipment
  • Provide advice on breeding selection and techniques
  • Examine and consider environmental and other factors that influence the growth, health and production of livestock

You will bring to this role

  • Previous hands-on experience in a similar farming operations role in the poultry industry or similar
  • Experience in leading, coaching and motivating a team
  • A good understanding of modern breeder farming methods, a commitment to animal welfare and an interest in, and understanding of, the ways in which farming impacts the environment
  • Ability to work outside in all weathers and undertake hand on jobs as well as attending to office duties
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in the use of the Microsoft suite
  • High attention to detail and demonstrated ability to plan, prioritise and organize work demands and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding and exposure to both Biosecurity and Animal Welfare principles

We’re looking for people who are curious, caring, courageous and committed to join us; people who want to contribute their best work every single day and continue delivering deliciously good food that’s…Always Good!

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