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Perdue Farms, Inc. FORKLIFT OPERATOR in Gainesville, Georgia

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 Gainesville, G.A. production facility is a fully-cooked, ready-to-eat, further processing facility within the Premium Prepared Foods division (no birds). We create products for consumers, retailers, and foodservice customers around the globe.


Operates powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines, loading docks and within facility locations. Usually works five to six days a week ; overtime may be required based on production needs.

  • Competitive Pay & Overtime (New Higher Wages and a 2nd Shift Premium).

  • Sign On Bonus and Retention Bonus ($1,500.00)

  • Referral Bonus

  • Attendance Bonus

  • Excellent Benefits & 401k Options

  • Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off

  • Free High School Diploma Program

  • PayActiv (ACCESS PAY BEFORE PAYDAY) Receive instant access to your earned wages and greater flexibility to pay your bills on your schedule and more!

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Utilizing production schedules and/or shipping orders, transports materials or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility.

Moves product packed on pallets or in crates as required.

Checks to make sure loads are secure.

May need to stack empty pallets. Notifies supervisor of any pallets which are not in the correct locations.

Performs daily equipment checks such as recharging the truck's battery and lubricating equipment.

Examines products to verify conformance to quality standards.

Required to use RF scanner hand held unit to scan pallets.

Required to use ERP system and do cycle counts as needed.

Maintains a clean and safety working environment. Performs all duties in a safe manner following facility guidelines.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Experience Requirements

0 - 2 year's experience. Good math, reading and writing skills. Basic computer skills may be required. Clean driving record and a valid state motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years.

Experience Preferred

Experience in shipping and receiving 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 0 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

May handle product -10 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

May be exposed to dust, 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 70 lbs) to heights of 5" to 84", reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.

May have to operate PIV for 9 plus hours.

Forbes has named Perdue Farms a "Best Employer for Diversity" in 2020. We've been featured on the list two years in a row, and we're honored that Forbes recognizes our commitment to diversity and inclusion!

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.