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Perdue Farms, Inc. Production Associate in Gainesville, Georgia

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

This production position works in a production area processing sausage products and/or boxing packaged fully-cooked chicken. It requires working with raw and/or cooked products. Typical assignments may include, packing, palletizing, grinding, marination, stack off, Multivac, overwrap, and/or quality control. Usually works five to six days a week; overtime may be required based on production needs.

We offer:

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

  • Attendance Bonus

  • Excellent Benefits & 401k Options

  • Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off

  • 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

  • Works at various stations along the production line boxing packaged product.

  • 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.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.

Experience Preferred

Worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years preferred, but not required.

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 50 degrees to 70 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 all chemicals used in a 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 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.