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Prestage Process Technician (Debone) in Camden, South Carolina


The process technician uses mechanical skills and machine running experience to help set up, monitor, and tear down state-of-the-art poultry processing equipment. The role is also responsible for performing troubleshooting and completing minor adjustments. Equipment is safely operated to deliver a top-quality product to internal /external customers. The position reports to the process supervisor w/ primary work schedule of M-F, day shift, with flexibility to work early/ late shift, overtime, and weekends, as needed.

Specific Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safely setting up/ operating / monitoring debone equipment and conveying systems to ensure product flow. Equipment e.g. – bird cutters, x-ray machines, bird loaders, scales, etc.

  • Remove/ install blades / other components at beginning / end of shift

  • Inspect blades or cutting apparatus to insure good working condition

  • Check machines & make appropriate adjustments to maximize yields/ track rework

  • Apply skills/ knowledge and work w/maintenance to PM, troubleshoot, service, equipment

  • Assist Maintenance in identifying worn parts that need replacement

  • Check machines operation and rotations before production start up

  • Operate with a safety-first mindset; complete on-going housekeeping to meet food safety standards

  • Work within GMP, safety, and USDA guidelines to achieve top quality in a safe work environment

  • Spray, clean & clear machines before, during, & after production to ensure flow of quality product

  • Properly clean & sanitize components per SSOP before installation & after removal

  • Willingly learn new skills, cross train others, and work to improve process flow

  • Perform other assigned duties as directed


Education: High school diploma or GED (Min.);

Experience:Working knowledge / experience in food processing or related field (Poultry - preferred / not required)

Machine setup and operation experience (required)


  • Working knowledge in poultry OR other food processing industry

  • Strong mechanical aptitude & experience operating/ troubleshooting equipment

  • Solid understanding of food safety compliance (required)

  • Self-directed; able to work in fast-paced environment with minimum supervision

  • Team player and natural leader w/ good communication / interpersonal skills;

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift / move up to 40 lbs.; occasionally 50 lbs.

  • Stand, walk, bend, kneel, climb, stoop 10 hrs./shift

  • Work safely in hot, cold, wet environment w/ varying temperatures (e.g., 35-40 / 100 degrees)


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

  • Retirement Plan (401k)

  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

  • Wellness Resources