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Perdue Farms, Inc. Plant Manager - Soy Crushing 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.

Summary

To manage all operations with in the soybean crushing facility to ensure profitability.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate and develop associates to meet the needs of the facility

  • Lead safety programs to ensure safe working conditions for all associates and compliance with all local, state and federal requirements

  • Lead environmental programs to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal requirements

  • Manage production operations to ensure maximum equipment and personnel utilization

  • Manage product quality to ensure customer requirements and specifications are attained

  • Manage routine and preventative maintenance programs for the production operations to ensure efficient operation

  • Manage all capital expenditures for maintenance and engineering requirements

Minimum Education

  • BS Degree (Agriculture, Management, Business or Engineering)

  • MBA preferred

Experience Requirements

  • 15+ years of operations/management experience preferably in the industry. Understanding of manufacturing technologies. Understanding of safety programs and requirements. Understanding of environmental programs and requirements. Understanding of standard software applications. Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the Division 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 Division facilities.

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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