Hatchery Manager at Olam Agri

Olam Agri is a market-leading, differentiated food, feed, and fiber agri-business with a global origination footprint, processing capabilities, and deep understanding of market needs built over 33 years. With a strong presence in high-growth emerging markets and products across grains & oilseeds, animal feed & protein, rice, edible oils, specialty grains & seeds, cotton, wood products, rubber and commodity financial services.

Olam Agri is at the heart of global food and agri-trade flows with more than 40 million MT in volume traded annually. Focused on transforming food, feed and fiber for a more sustainable future, it aims at creating value for customers, enabling farming communities to prosper sustainably, and strive for a food-secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Hatchery Manager

Location: Kaduna
Job type: Full time

About Role

  • The position requires efficiently managing a fully automated Petersime Hatchery with a capacity of 1.5 million D.O.C per week, along with its day-to-day activities.


  • Monitoring the temperature and humidity inside cold room and egg sorting room and record them very well.
  • Ensure proper setting of eggs on the trolleys and into setter, keeping of setting eggs trolley report every setting day
  • Ensure adequate sanitary of the internal and external environment of the Setter room by cleaning and disinfecting of the setter room daily.
  • Ensure appropriate and standard parameters of the setter room are kept which includes: the temperature and humidity of the setter room by proper functioning of the Air Handling Unit, the oxygen inlet.
  • Ensure the Hatchers and the baskets in them are dry before candling on every candling day and ensure the Hatchers maintain their targeted temperature and humidity conditions before and after every candling process.
  • Ensure the candling room is clean and properly dried, and disinfected it before the commencement of candling.
  • Ensure the Hatcher machines in clean and dry condition before fumigate it (Rechecking inside the machine is a compulsory thing before fumigation).
  • Ensure proper arrangement, functioning and lightning of the candling box before commencement of candling and even during the process.
  • Checking of the number of chicks in the box to make sure the number of chicks is correct
  • Ensure that the D.O.C were properly vaccinated and also take proper record of the vaccinated chicks.
  • Proper stacking of chicks after vaccination, maintain the chick holding room temperature(26-28C )
  • Monitoring of fertility record, hatching report, weekly fertility/hatchability report, carton report, ledger update, DOC report, farm report. Proper routine check of staffs and hatchery assistant.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Agriculture Science (Animal Production).
  • 8 -10 years of experience in handling a state of the Art Hatchery.
  • Experience is required in a Parent Stock Hatchery, alongside a Commercial Hatchery.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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