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Hatchery Lead 1 st shift

Company: Bell & Evans
Location: Fredericksburg
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Join Bell & Evans and become part of a proud, diverse family of 1,800 team members who work together every day to produce the best chicken in the world. Our family-owned business dates back to 1894 as the oldest branded chicken company in America. Since our beginning, Bell & Evans focuses on quality and produces only premium chicken, no commodity, maintaining the highest animal welfare standards in our industry. We are an innovator that believes in transparency, uncompromising quality, service, teamwork, and honest, common-sense practices.100% of our operations are located in the small, rural town of Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania. At Bell & Evans, you can enjoy: Competitive payFull-time scheduleGreat health benefits and on-site wellness clinicsAthletic trainers for on-site occupational healthEmployee store with discount on Bell & Evans productsState-of-the-art facilities and the latest technologyIf you are ambitious and take pride in your work, we are the employer for you. As we continue to grow, opportunities for advancement are endless!JOB SUMMARY:The lead position is responsible for assisting with daily operations of the hatchery. Responsible for leading all production and technical aspects within department.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:Other duties may be assigned. Must take a proactive role in immediately addressing any safety or quality concerns.Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and proceduresResponsible for assisting with training employees; assigning and directing work; appraising performance.Work in conjunction with maintenance, Quality Assurance and Sanitation to coordinate projects and handle opportunities as they arise.Perform tasks as designated by the supervisor.Must be able to communicate effectively with team members both individually and within a group setting.Must possess strong leadership and problem-solving skillsIndividuals must have the ability to lift to 50 pounds, as well as perform all physical tasks necessary to complete the job successfully.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Supervise and train your people so that they're fully capable of implementing the Company's policies and procedures. Regularly meet with them to evaluate their performance. Establish yearly educational plan for each employee based on their needs. Perform annual personnel evaluation and recommend goals.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:High school education preferred but not necessary.1-3 years' experience working in a hatchery preferred but not required.LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to speak English, read and interpret documents such as safety rules, instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.COMPUTER SKILLS:Understanding personal computer applications and tools.FOOD SAFETY:Take a proactive role in assuring safe, quality products are produced by immediately addressing any safety or quality concerns and this position serves as the back-up for QA Supervisor position.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Must have a valid driver's License.OTHER SKILLS AND QULIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Understanding of the Company's philosophy and Values. Must become familiar with the operation of each piece of machinery within the department including set up and tear down at the end of each shift.Coordinates and directs work to maintain optimal performance of the department.Must complete vaccine training and certification through vaccine suppliers.Individual needs to possess basic computer skills including Word, Outlook, etc.Maintain open communication and address any problems with supervision in a timely manner.In meeting the needs of production schedules, individual must be able to work holidays and weekends whenever necessary.HousekeepingMaintains clean and orderly conditions in his work area. Encourages proper housekeeping habits among others.CleanlinessPractices the habit of good personal grooming and cleanliness. Wear's clothing in keeping with his position and which will project a desirable company image.MoralePromotes good company/employee relations. Maintains a high level of employee morale by use of good human relations techniques in his associations with fellow employees.CommunicationsPractices good communications habits. Keeps supervisor informed of trends and problems.Costs and WasteReviews continually the factors affecting administrative and operating costs of his function. Takes or recommends action necessary to keep costs consistent with departmental and company objectives. Strives to eliminate or minimize damage and waste.Confidential MattersMaintains necessary security in matters of a confidential nature. Does not release information concerning company business without proper authorization.MethodsMakes method improvements that will enhance the effectiveness of his function.CooperationCoordinates his activities with other individuals, departments, and organizations. Cooperates fully with others in the attainment of company-wide objectives.RecordsMaintains the necessary records of activities in his function.Personal DevelopmentMakes use of all available tools and materials for self-improvement.Policies and ProceduresCarries out these duties and responsibilities in conformance with company policies, procedures, directives and other information available for his guidance in addition to verbal instructions from his immediate supervisor.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is regularly exposed to wet/or humid conditions, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

Keywords: Bell & Evans, Reading , Hatchery Lead 1 st shift, Other , Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania

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