Perdue Farms, Inc. NIGHT (3RD) SHIFT QUALITY ASSURANCE TECH in Rockingham, North Carolina
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.
Provides sample tracking, preparation and cataloging of samples as well as performing quantitative and qualitative microbiological tests.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs required tests on birds and rinses sent in from the plants. Requires use of techniques such as Enzyme-linked Immounosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).Peforms daily Total Plate Counts (TPC) accurately processing daily samples brought to the lab for bacterial testing; accurately logs and reports results.Prepares cultures for testing demonstrating accuracy in measurement and autoclaving procedures. Requires knowledge of handling various chemicals and reagents, some of which require protective gear and safety handling techniques.Performs general lab upkeep and sanitation; keeps work area free of safety hazards.
Associates degree in related field.
2 - 4 years experience. Good communication, computer and math skills.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
- May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. 2. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 3. 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 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. 4. May be exposed to dust, ammonia and noise from farms and in the garage areas.
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.