Perdue Farms, Inc. Oven Stager Premium in Bridgewater, Virginia
OVEN OPERATOR 1ST SHIFT - OVENS DEPARTMENT
The overall purpose of this position to ensure the proper sanitary condition of the Turkey Packout staging area by moving racks with a pallet jack or manually push to a clean and sanitary floor/drains
Usually works five to six days a week ; overtime may be required based on production needs.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Safety operate and perform routine maintenance on a jack as directed by supervisor.
Move racks of product systomatically to organizing by load and expose drains and parts of floor for routine cleaning and sanitizing. Racks may wigh up to 1500 gross weight and need to be moved up to 275 feet. Some racks may require recording weights and temperature prior to packaging.
Clean and sanittize floors and drains by carefully pouring cleaning solution onto the floor and removing excess by the use of a sponge.
Remove trash from all areas and dispose of in proper areas, assist turkey ovens when other items are completed.
Works at various stations along 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 clean and safe working environment.
Participates in Company and department safety programs.
High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.
Worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years.
Experience in poultry processing/manufacturing environment preferred.
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 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.