Sortation General Labor Days

Perdue Farms | Prince George, VA

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Posted Date 7/20/2020

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 production position works in a production area processing poultry products. Requires working with live poultry, raw and/or cooked products. Typical assignments may include live hang, debone, cut up, evisceration, marination, stack off, Multivac, overwrap and/or sanitation. Usually works five to six days a week ; overtime may be required based on production needs.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Cleaning and inspecting the Sortation room according to SOP such that room passes the start of shift inspection (see SOP on Cleaning and SSOP for Pre-opt and Operational).

Performs sortation duties following SOPs and GMPs – white lab coats, gloves, labeling, etc. avoiding any cross-contamination.

Performs sortation operations on all forms product requiring inspection and sorting in accordance with Perdue product specs: Customer returns, damages from all areas, aged product, unlabeled product, product defects, etc. Completing necessary forms and documenting the process

Performs cash sales and donation according to SOPs, communicates issues to the QA Lead (Manager), and turns in paperwork to accounting and shipping as required.

Ensure product labeling complies with all Perdue/USDA requirements on all products to include returns to Perdue plants is completed and communicated.

Checks for the status of Customer Returns daily communicate with Receiving if the product has not been received first; follows the SOP for product Returns on Mondays and/or QA tech for shipping/receiving is on vacation or not available

Works at various stations along with the production line processing poultry food products.

Adheres to all safety requirements including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lockout-Tagout procedures, and Process Safety Management related matters.

Maintains a clean and safe working environment.

Participates in Company and department safety programs.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.

Experience Requirements

Worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years.

Experience Preferred

Experience in poultry processing/manufacturing environment preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

When in a plant environment:

Operates equipment and performs duties in a safe manner using lifting techniques, goggles when applying chemicals, labeling of chemicals, etc. Must be able to lift on the average 60 lbs. totes/cases.

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 a 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.

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