Perdue Farms, Inc.

LIVE HANGER

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Description/Job Summary



The Company is seeking an organized, deadline oriented, self-starter to work in a fast paced poultry processing facility. Must be able to work in a warm and dirty environment with a variety of odors. Must possess good attention to detail. Individual will be actively involved in the Company Safety Program and the long term and short term goals of the department. Ability to work as part of a team is essential. Attendance is an essential function of this job.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Hang live chickens for slaughter at the rate of 24 birds per minute. Process is:
  • Grasp chicken by the legs from conveyor belt.
  • Hang chicken by feet on shackles on a moving line.
  • Dispose of dead chickens according to procedures.
  • Wear required safety protection.
  • Work a full shift from a standing position.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Participate in Company and department safety program
  • Ability to carry out repetitive motions of the arms wrists and hands.
  • Comply with Company Policies and Procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:
  • High school education not required but beneficial. 
  • Previous experience using knives a plus, but not required.
 
Language Skills:
Spanish/English bilingual a plus but not required.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to accurately carry out instructions given by supervisor is essential.
Physical Demands:
Ability to regularly stand, walk, and repetitively use arms, wrists, and hands. Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 40 lbs. on regular basis. Ability to reach above and below the shoulder level repetitively.
Special information:
This position is under the collective bargaining unit of the UFCW. Required 90-day probation period. Excellent medical benefits available. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Details

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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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.