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JBS USA LIVE OPERATIONS MANAGER in Natchitoches, Louisiana


Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office.

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi -glass or plastic barriers between team member work stations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.


Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling production activities to ensure development and delivery of top quality birds for processing on a least-co st basis. Also directs all live haul, feed haul, and garage activities to ensure timely delivery of live b irds for processing, the timely delivery of feed to growers, and the maintenance of vehicles and equipment in good working condition.


Manages, directs, and coordinates the efforts of the live operations at a process ing facility, including breeder production, broiler production, hatcheries, feed mills and nutrition to produce least-cost live broilers at the desired quantity and quality to meet broiler requirements of the organization.

R esponsible for establishing hatchery and breeder/broiler man agement programs and procedures to ensure overall production meets Complex and Division volume and cost objectives.

Resolves conflict that may arise.

Serves as primary liaison for processing operations including sales activities.

Duties include scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of work as a Manager (or equivalent) over Assistant Managers and/or Supervisors. Has approval authority of personnel actions suc h as hiring , terminations, and disciplinary actions.

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a minimum of 7 years of DIRECTLY RELATED experience.

Previous experience in the daily operations of Live Haul, Feed Haul, and Feed Mill, Breeder, and Broiler production includi ng Hatchery experience .

Previous experience in Management and Supervisory duties preferred.

Must possess working knowledge of the relationship between Liv e Operations and the Processing Plant.

Computer skills to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, etc. )

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in a related field


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Routine discomforts from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moist ure/wetness, and unpleasant air conditions. May involve routine exposure to soiled materials and li ght chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.

Applicant must also be able to do the following:

• Sitting 50% of the time and Standing 5 0%

• Workable use of both hands and able to grasp.

• Good eye sight (with or without corrective lens).

• Able to perform repetitive task.

• Able to walk, stand, reach, bend, climb, push, pull, and stoup.

• Able to lift up to 4 0 lbs. in weight.