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DAYBREAK FOODS INC Production Supervisor - Poultry Production in Eagle Grove, Iowa



Under the direction of the Manager, the Supervisor will provide leadership to the team and assist with supervision of employees as needed in different areas

Key Responsibilities

  • Commit and adhere to Daybreak Foods industry leading Animal Welfare practices and standards
  • Supervise daily operations of the staff
  • Monitor the completion and accuracy of daily chore sheets
  • Monitor the environmental controls of the barns and complex throughout the day and implement corrective actions to address concerns found
  • Monitor equipment to ensure it is functioning properly and keep up with necessary PMs
  • Ensure effective safety practices and procedures are being followed
  • Assist with animal welfare programs and documentation as needed for audit purposes
  • On call for 24 hour alarm calls and any corrective action needed to resolve them
  • Ensure proper and thorough training is completed for employees
  • Monitor stakeholder activity during the workday and adjust to optimize efficiency
  • Provide coaching for employees as needed
  • Assist with providing progressive discipline and corrective action as needed
  • Assist with performing performance evaluations
  • Collect weekly numbers and create final reports.
  • Responsible for bird moves
  • Other duties as assigned


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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Preferably an Associate degree in a related field (Ag, Business, etc.)
  • Or 5+ years of experience in poultry industry
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a poultry production setting preferred
  • 1 to 3 years holding a position of leadership
  • Basic Preventive Maintenance experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, speak, and write English required
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English preferred, but not required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Ability to hire, train, motivate, and retain a talented workforce
  • Ability to provide effective coaching, mentoring and discipline
  • Ability to plan, execute, and measure results and outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate a positive team-oriented attitude
  • Ability and willingness to learn several associated positions
  • Knowledge of effective safety practices
  • General understanding of electrical and mechanical devices with good troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of computers including windows based programs and systems
  • Ability to interact with individuals from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds

Physical Demands

Stand and walk constantly; grip, grasp, push, pull, reach, bend, stoop, lift up to 10 pounds frequently; sit, climb, lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Work Environment

Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and airborne particles. Temperature varies in relation to the outside temperature. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Proper personal protective equipment will be required during certain working conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants s a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)