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Hatchery Manager

Date:  9 May 2024
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  MATS
Sub-Function:  Plant Operations


About Us

Olam Agri supplies food, feed and fibre to meet rising demand and a shift to protein-based diets, particularly in Asian and African countries. Headquartered in Singapore and present on all continents, our value chains include farming, processing, and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 2.5 million farmers. Our teams have built leadership positions in many Olam Agri businesses, including rice, flour, animal feed, sesame, cotton, wood, and more. As a purpose-driven company, we aim to contribute positively to the prosperity and well-being of people along our supply chains, the protection and regeneration of our natural resource base, and the fight against climate change.

Job Description

  • To ensure proper sorting of eggs by removing hatchable from unhatchable eggs (i.e. removal of crack, misshape, extra-large above 70g, small below 50g, excessive mineral deposited, double yolk egg), and very dirty egg.
  • Ensure adequate fumigation of hatchable eggs after sorting.
  • 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.


  • 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.

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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