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Perdue Farms, Inc. 2nd Shift Cut Up Line Lead in Georgetown, Delaware

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.


This is a promotional position that oversees the production lines or areas processing poultry products, assisting the department supervisor in the daily operation coordination the workforce, and ensuring a safe and productive work environment. Requires working with raw poultry products. Usually works five to six days a week; hours and overtime vary due to production need, generally 4:30 pm - 3:00 am.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. To perform all positions within the department as outlined in the job description in order to release and train associate.

  2. To direct the workforce within the department in order to ensure all positions are filled and performed according to daily production needs and standards.

  3. To coordinate and initiate the rotation schedule every two hours to met OSHA safety requirements and ensure all Perdue safety policies. Make sure all associates in department are wearing proper P.P.E. and are rotated properly.

  4. Take an active role in training new hires in order that they meet department goals.

  5. Check with supervisor daily for orders. Notify maintenance of repairs need or of any downtime.

  6. Assist with daily reports.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.

Experience Preferred

Must have lead or supervisory experience in production environment preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • External: worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years in a comparable field

  • Internal: minimum of 6 months in current position, 2 occurrences or less, no active disciplinaries.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to dust, feathers and all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm. Able to stand for several hours. Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.

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.