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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.
The Director of Pastured Housing R&D manages the research and development of newly designed moveable poultry houses. This position will work closely with the pastured live production manager and patent attorneys to secure innovative intellectual property. Will need to plan, budget, and implement projects from beginning to end to reduce both capital and operating costs and meet growth requirements. Assists the VP of Pastured Live Operations to establish their capital budgets and facilitates additional engineering and design resources as necessary.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Minimum Education and Experience
BS degree in Engineering; or equivalent related work experience in Mechanical, Agricultural, Structural Engineering; or related discipline plus 8-10 years related work experience is required. Technical experience in construction, project management, and equipment layout is a must. Poultry experience preferred. Track record in problem solving, negotiating, managing people, and establishing and meeting schedules is required. Must be able to travel to remote facilities and/or offices. Frequent plant and project site visits are required, with moderate travel. Must have adequate computer skills with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.
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.