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Perdue Farms, Inc. Operations Safety Lead(Nights)-Perry Harvest Plant in Perry, 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 Operation's Safety Lead shall assist production supervisors and the Safety & Security Manager in ensuring all operational safety compliance protocols and protections are in place, and fully functional by performaing various safety duties throughout the production shift. The position wil assist in providing safety & hazard recognition training to current department safety representatives and audit the representatives daily inspections to ensure they are completed in a timely and quality manner. They will be responsible for training all new safety reps, delivering basic safety training such as new hire safety orientation and any other general safety duties as directed by management. In addition, they wil assist in preparing the weeekly safety topics used by supervisors in huddle meetings as well as perform various administrative and/or compliance duties associated with the Perdue Safety Program, and the annual Corporate Safety Audit for operations.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs daily audits within operations to ensure all plant safety protocols and procedures are being stictly adhered to.

  • Traing all new department safety reps on the daily inspections process.

  • Perform variosu safety training requirements as necessary to ensure associates understand their safety responsibilities to include new hire orientation, hazard communicaiton requirements, material handling techniques and PPE. May require working various shifts and/or weekend when production is running.

  • Assist Safety & Security Manager and Supervisors in developing weekng safety topics as well as attend safety huddles.

  • Perform various administrative duties within the Plant's Safety department as well as assist all areas in preparign for Safety audits.

  • Coordinates new hire ramp in program.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 3 years further processing work experience and an equivalent familiarity with the production equipment used in the operations. Proficient computer skills using Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Experience Preferred

At least 3 years experience serving as a plant Safety representative or other related safety experience gained at other employers or through military organizations.

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 28 degrees to 100 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 dust, feathers 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 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.