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Perdue Farms, Inc. Port Safety Representative in Chesapeake, Virginia

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness! Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!

Be a part of a family company you can be proud of! Your journey starts now!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Port Safety Representative in Chesapeake, VA . The core responsibility of this role is to support port grain and bulk commodity handling operations by providing safety and compliance training, policy and program management, and safety leadership.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver required safety training to include new hire safety orientation, competency-based training assessments and special emphasis training, including operations-based training

  • Support operations leadership with a safety policy, program, and standard operating procedure management and development

  • Participate and assist in leading incident investigations to determine root cause and implement effective corrective actions

  • Conduct and document regular walk-thru assessments and observations of all operations and specific job tasks to analyze current hazard risks

  • Maintain awareness of regulatory issues and industry best practices to ensure compliance with internal policy/procedures

  • Build effective working relationships with key operations stakeholders to positively influence a strong safety culture

  • Lead the site safety committee

Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience working in a terminal, or export grain handling operations or safety that includes vessel, barge, rail, and truck operations

  • Knowledge of grain handling receiving and storage technologies

  • Understanding of Microsoft software applications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • General understanding of OSHA, USCG, NFPA, and ANSI regulations and standards

  • Experience with development and delivery of safety training content

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the AgriBusiness facilities including climbing vertical heights (0 – 150'), carrying tools and equipment (0 – 100 pounds), exposure to extreme temperatures (0 – 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 – 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (SDS sheets available). Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus. Required to travel to remote AgriBusiness facilities, vendor, and customer locations. Able to use standard office equipment.

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.