Hatchery Manager

Job Title: Hatchery Manager

Reporting to: Farm Technical Manager

Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent

Location: Silver Hill Hatcheries, Co. Monaghan

Key Accountabilities:

  • Organising daily work schedules and managing a team.
  • Manage daily deliveries, egg inventory, incubation, transfer and equipment.
  • Manage department budgets.
  • Manage and drive performance to achieve high-quality day-old ducklings.
  • Manage daily production data and report at the production meetings.
  • Manage maintenance issues and preventative maintenance with the maintenance team as required.
  • Enforce Silver Hill Hatchery code of practice.
  • Performance management throughout the process from egg receiving to dispatch of day olds to our growing farms.
  • Liaise with the supply farms and growing managers on egg and day-old quality.
  • Ensure all bio security measures are always adhered to.
  • Performance of other related duties as assigned.


  • Previous hatchery experience desirable.
  • Ideally a degree in poultry, animal science or another related field.
  • Previous management experience.
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to a changing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise and work at pace to complete tasks effectively.

Closing date for application is Friday 5th of June 2024.