Shipping & Receiving Associate
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
At Perdue Farms we’re working to build a brighter future for our company, our associates and the communities we serve. Perdue Farms leads the way in everything from advances in food science to enhancements in animal welfare. You can help. Be a part of a company you can be proud of.
We have an award-winning approach to associate health, wellness and safety and a flexible benefits plan that lets you match your coverage to your changing needs. We’ll reward you for your accomplishments, and help you reach your goals.
This position is responsible for using a forklift, systematically remove pallets of product from the production area, scan, and place in racks in the cooler or freezer, as well as other duties in the Shipping Department.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Demonstrate excellent attendance and punctuality. Pull pallets of product from the line, scan and place in cooler or freezer. Load tucks as necessary. Work with QA moving inventory as required. Fuel Trailers. Receive incoming raw materials. Supply production with raw materials. Receive finished goods from production. Ship finished goods to customers. Maintain and report accurate inventories. Adhere to all safety requirements including PPE; preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lockout- Tag out procedures and Process Safety Management related matters. Follow instructions given by Team Leader
High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.
At least 18 years of age. Legally authorized to work in the United States. Strong work history, worked for one employer for at least 6 months in the past three years. Willing and able to stand for several hours. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Willing and able to work in wet and extreme cold and hot conditions. Willing and able to work around dust, feathers, animals, and various cleaning chemicals. Must have valid driver’s license. One year experience operating a fork lift, must be able to obtain a pallet jack license through Perdue Training and testing. Reading, writing, and mathematical skills are required
Excellent work history, worked for one employer for more than 6 months in the past three years. Previous manufacturing, production, especially food production experience. Commercial driver's license preferred.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy, floors which may include medal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval. Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or stairs. Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity. Noise exposure of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles. Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water (50 ppm, Ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant. Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.