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Perdue Farms, Inc. 1st Shift Feed Mill Utility Tech in Livermore, Kentucky

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.


Utility Tech

The primary purpose of this position is to support the Feedmill in all aspects to include operations, administration and all other support functions associated with feed manufacturing. The incumbent will be proficient in operation, receiving, panel, dispatch, feed scheduling and the food safety plan.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Utility Tech

Able to serve in any position within the feed mill to provide support as needed and train new associates in receiving, panel, dispatch, feed scheduling and feed quality.

Assists the Feed Mill Manager to ensure feed mill conforms to FDA, USDA, AMS and Perdue requirements including CGMPs, BMPs, PVPs and the principles of animal food hygiene and animal food safety.

Keeps daily inventory records and report any discrepancies.

Samples and analyzes feed and ingredients according to policy and as instructed.

Performs production related functions and support facility safety requirements and functions.

Must wear all required PPE as defined by the positions in the mill and abide by all safety policies.

Minimum Education

Utility Tech

High school or equivalent.

Experience Requirements

Lab Tech

2-4 years experience. Strong reading, communication math, writing and analytical skills are required.

Utility Tech

2 or more years or experience in feed mill manufacturing. Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word and Outlook. Ability to perform basic math functions to create accurate reports and maintain inventory levels.

Experience Preferred

Utility Tech

Experience in maintenance or mechanical functions.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Lab Tech

In stationary positions or moving for up to 12 hours on a wet, moist, dry, greasy, smooth, rough, and uneven floors which includes concrete or litter surfaces with up to two (2) to four (4) hours in a single interval. Ability to work from various ladders. Exposure to and work in temperatures of<0 to >100 degrees Fahrenheit with ambient humidity, or dry exposure, noise exposure of <90 db, and light intensity range of <50 to >100 foot candles. Bending, twisting, lifting, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, height, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depends upon the task being performed. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions. Exposure to chlorinated water <50 ppm, ammonia vapors >5 ppm, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, salt and other chemicals found in a poultry breeder operation. Must wear and/or use protective and safety equipment required for the job.

Utility Tech

Position is exposed to environmental temperatures to include extreme cold, heat and humidity. Position works in a dusty and odorous environment associated with feed mill manufacturing. Must be able to navigate uneven terrain. Must be able to climb steps and ladders. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Must wear all personal protective equipment as required by safety programs.

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.