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Perdue Farms, Inc. Machine Operator in Petaluma, California

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 Company seeks an organized person, dedicated in meeting deadlines in order to work on the Production Floor area as the Machine Operator. Must be detailed oriented. Work could include but is not limited to scanning, lifting, stacking and labeling cases or pallets of product. Must have the ability to read, learn and understand product codes and have the ability to use a scan gun. The employee will actively participate in the Company's Safety program and the short and long term goals of the department. The ability to work as a team player is essential. Attendance is an essential function of this job.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate electric pallet jack to move palletized product to designated area.

  • Inspect all labels to ensure they are properly placed on boxes and arranged to be scanned.

  • Use scan gun to scan all cases of product.

  • Work entire shift while standing.

  • Ability to make repetitive motion movements using arms, hands and wrist for an entire shift.

  • Communicate effectively with all levels of management.

  • Maintain work area clean and safe.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

  • Participate in the Company and Departmental Safety program.

Minimum Education

  • High School or equivalent not required but beneficial.

Experience Requirements

To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilites to perform the essential functions.

Experience Preferred

  • Experience in poultry processing/manufacturing environment preferred.

  • One to two years related experience or equivalent.

  • Must have prior Pallet Jack operator experience and operator certification.

  • Acute attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Must be able to speak. read, write and understand English.

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.

This position is under the collective bargaining unit of the UFCW. Required 90-day probation period. Excellent medial benefits available. Must be at least 21 years of age.

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.