3rd Shift Shipping Loader

Date:  Nov 19, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, VA, US, 22812-1618

Req ID:  69790
Job Function:  Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.


This position operates powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines, loading docks and within facility locations.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Utilizing production schedules and/or shipping orders, transports materials or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility.
  • Moves product packed on pallets or in crates as required.
  • Checks to make sure loads are secure.
  • May need to stack empty pallets. Notifies supervisor of any pallets which are not in the correct locations.
  • Performs daily equipment checks such as recharging the truck's battery and lubricating equipment.
  • Examines products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Required to use RF scanner hand held unit to scan pallets.
  • Required to use ERP system and do cycle counts as needed.
  • Maintains a clean and safety working environment. Performs all duties in a safe manner following facility guidelines.

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 shipping/receiving environment preferred.

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.