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Inside a duck breeder building
Replacement breeders on pasture during the day
View from the home
One of our trial pens to see if we could increase Pilgrim goose fertility with single male pens
From on top of the hatchery, duck breeder buildings to the left and shop on the right
Party time! A regular event due to no lost-worktime injuries
Our camera set up for the live hatching video
Breeder ducklings at day one
We appreciate your interest in our new General Manager position. Metzer Farms is an innovative, growing company that specializes in ducks and geese. We have been in business for 34 years and hatch year round with sales going to individual hobbyists, feed stores, preserves, hatcheries and commercial growers.
We are constantly looking to improve current techniques and methods used in the hatchery, office, and farm.
Metzer Farms encourages, supports and fosters every employee’s ideas and acknowledges that there will be a lot of trial and error, but eventually a new and improved method will be found. We believe that our business will not continue to grow and improve without trying these new suggestions, brought forth by everyone on the farm.
We encourage you to look through our website to get a better feel of our business. A few pages from our website that we think are most relevant:
About Metzer Farms This describes our farm and its history.
Our Customers' Comments Some of the hundreds of testimonials we have received the past several years. This is an indication of how important our bird quality and customer service is to us.
Building our Jamesway Incubators The construction of our new, state-of-the-art Jamesway incubators.
Our Job Description contains a list of responsibilities.
We don't expect to find someone with skills in all the areas in the linked document. You will start with some and we will work on the remainder. Some applicants will have little experience but will have a two to four year degree, others will have a lot of experience but no college education. Many others will be in between.
Your responsibility at this time is to tell us about your skills and how those skills will enable Metzer Farms to grow and do an even better job supplying high quality ducklings and goslings to our customers.
Part of your compensation package will be housing in a recently remodeled home on a corner of the property. It has two bedrooms with a deck and beautiful view over our valley (and some of our geese).
Why a General Manager Now?
We are large enough that we need someone that can take on some farm-wide responsibilities.
We have from ten to eighteen employees, depending on the season.
Though I have two excellent supervisors with Leo in the hatchery and Guillermo for the breeders, there are projects and responsibilities that are not being done now. I need to spend more time on those things an owner needs to do: increase sales, look for areas of expansion, monitor potential regulations, etc.
A General Manager will take on some of the day-to-day responsibilities I have and do
others that are not now being done. Metzer Farms will be a stronger, faster growing company with an excellent General
We are located in the beautiful Salinas Valley, the Salad Bowl of the World. The two main industries are agriculture and tourism. For a description of our agriculture you can read through our most recent Monterey County Crop Report or visit the website of the Monterey County Farm Bureau. Tourism is centered around our coastline and the beautiful towns of Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove where you can visit the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach and the many excellent golf courses on the Monterey Peninsula.
All the activities and places to visit are
listed on our Convention and Tourism
We are about 75 miles south of San Jose's Silicon Valley and 100 miles south of San Francisco.
For professional sports fans, we have the
San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers,
Golden State Warriors,
San Francisco Giants
and Oakland A's –
all within a two hour drive.
How To Apply
Send us the following by mail or email - All inquiries and applications
will be held in the strictest confidence:
- A current resume including compensation levels in your three most recent positions
- A letter explaining why we should hire you for this position.
- Completion of your Skill Ranking Sheet
- Completion of our standard Job Application
- At least two letters of reference
Contact us by email or phone us at 800-424-7755.
Spread the Word
For those of you not applying, we would appreciate you forwarding the link to this page to your friends and colleagues that might have an interest in working with us. This position will be open until we find the right individual to fill it.