Aviagen North America is home to Aviagen’s global headquarters, with operations (farms, hatcheries, laboratories, and more) in six states: Alabama, Georgia, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee. These scenic states offer a breadth of climates and landscapes, from the warm sandy beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, to the Great Plains of Oklahoma, to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and Adirondacks in New York. For those with a quest for adventure, these locations offer fun-filled activities such as hiking, biking, white-water rafting, and much more.
Make a career of making a difference – in North America
Are you looking for an exciting career with an opportunity to leverage your education and skills to give back and make a big difference in the future of our world? Do you enjoy working and brainstorming as a team with your colleagues, in an environment that encourages a sense of family? If so, Aviagen could be the right place for you. As a global poultry genetics company, we specialize in providing day-old breeder chicks for the broiler industry worldwide. Our customers supply their local communities with an affordable source of high-quality protein. As the global population continues to climb, poultry will be come more and more important as a sustainable, reliable and healthy food source with minimal impact on our natural environment.
People who care
Aviagen employees care about our birds, and also about people in communities where we work and live. That’s why the company and our employees financially support and volunteer regularly for a variety of worthwhile charities and organizations...local schools, the American Heart Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a variety of others.
Aviagen is a learning organization, driven to surpass what has already been achieved through continuous improvement. Aviagen encourages employees to continually develop their education and skills, and offers multiple avenues for advancement. We also believe in sharing knowledge to keep customers updated on the latest flock management advice based on the latest breeding developments. We routinely host schools, seminars, meetings and even mobile workshops where we promote this information sharing, and learn right along with our customers.
What can a career in poultry genetics offer up-and-coming professionals? Poultry breeders travel, both domestically and internationally, and work closely with professionals at all levels of the value chain – executives, processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills, feed additive suppliers, live operations, veterinarians, nutritionists and many others.
With the world of poultry breeding comes diverse opportunities in a wealth of careers -- not only in scientific occupations such as veterinarians, nutritionists, incubationists, geneticists and microbiologists -- but also in export logistics, marketing, sales and finance.Poultry breeding brings with it stimulating challenges, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a true difference for now and for the future.
With a career in the poultry breeding industry, every day can bring a new adventure, so why wait, Apply to become part of the Aviagen North America family today!
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“Working for Aviagen, I feel like I’m doing something positive each day. As part of the poultry value chain, it’s rewarding to see where it all begins – with the breeders – and watch the downstream impact to the entire food chain. It’s great to work for a company that plays a key role in feeding the world’s ever-expanding population.,” ~ Marla Robinson, Global Marketing Manager, Huntsville, Alabama.
“I like working with a diverse group of really smart people who inspire me to excel. Every day I have the privilege of exchanging ideas with people who have achieved excellence in their areas of expertise. The collective experience and energy here is incredible.” ~ Kelly Wheeler, Global Compliance and Export Manager
“I loved school and never want to stop learning. Since the poultry breeding industry is in a constant state of improvement, there’s always something new to learn – about new innovations, the industry, the birds...I find it all fascinating.” ~ McKensie Alred, Poultry Specialist, Grandparent Production
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Living and working in Africa is an experience like no other. There are three compelling aspects that make it interesting: diversity, adventure and opportunity, both from a business and a personal perspective. Its rich diversity has been shaped by a unique blend of cultures, languages and beliefs, and it is the world’s oldest populated area and the largest continent. If you’re the adventurous type who doesn’t mind a challenge, Africa has many exciting career possibilities for you. Despite social and economic challenges, there is a high demand for skilled professionals in a number of fields, including agriculture. And, working for Aviagen, you’ll be helping to introduce and sustain an industry that is playing a major role in feeding the region’s growing population for many years to come!Learn More