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Perdue Farms, Inc. Split Breast Machine Operator (Day Shift) in Salisbury, Maryland

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 purpose of the Split Breast Operator is to maintain and operate machinery associated with Split Breast operations.

Access to your pay daily before pay day!

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works at various stations along the production line processing poultry food products.

  • Report system issues to facility leadership including, maintenance and production.

  • Perform minor troubleshooting and maintenance of systems.

  • Perform machinery adjustments as needed in a safely manner.

  • Assuring Split Breast machinery is operating at optimal conditions.

  • 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 Requirements

Worked a minimum of 6 months of consecutive work history with one employer within the past 3 years.

Experience Preferred

Experience in poultry processing/manufacturing environment preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Position is active.

  • On the plant floor activities such as troubleshooting and re-design of existing systems are routine.

  • May need to move equipment occasionally.

  • May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

  • Position requires an associate to have the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities.

  • When in a plant environment:

  1. Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

  2. 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.

  3. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

  4. May be exposed to dust, feathers and all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

  5. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

  6. Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm.

  7. 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.