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Perdue Farms, Inc. Agricultural Safety Manager in Chesapeake, Virginia

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness has an opportunity for a Safety & Security Manager working from our Chesapeake, VA location.

To provide leadership and support to develop and administer an effective and proactive program to eliminate loss events in the workplace. To ensure compliance with applicable Perdue, local, state, and federal policies, procedures and regulations.

Perdue AgriBusiness offers competitive wages and benefit packages to full-time, regular positions.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advise, support and promote an effective Safety and Security Management Process.

  • Maintain an awareness of regulatory issues and industry best practices and ensure compliance with internal policy/procedures and external regulatory requirements.

  • Manage Perdue AgriBusinesss Security programs. Create reports and maintain documentation as needed.

  • Plan, develop, track and conduct safety training sessions.

  • Develop and maintain daily tool box talks with hyperlinks to appropriate material and post in calendar format in Velocity.

  • Coordinate the activity of special emphasis actions (e.g. Safety Committee, Behavioral Based Safety Steering teams, etc.).

  • Perform annual security audits; report findings and assist with recommendations for corrective actions including items such as cameras, hand held radios, keys, services, vertical lighting, fencing, etc.

Minimum Education

BS Degree (Safety, Agriculture, Management, Business, Engineering)

Experience Requirements

  • Understanding of agricultural production operations

  • Understanding of manufacturing technologies

  • Understanding of OSHA laws, regulations, and requirements

  • Understanding of Worker’s Compensation laws and regulations

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills

  • Understanding of standard software applications

  • 5-7 years (agricultural production/manufacturing operations)

Experience Preferred

Professional Safety Certification preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the our facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db – hearing protection required) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available). Required to travel to remote facilities and customer locations. Able to use standard office equipment and communicate on the telephone.

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.