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Loader/Unloader - Shipping


Bridgewater, VA, US, 22812

Req ID:  22224
Job Function:  Production



The overall purpose of this position is using a pallet jack load, designated product systematically onto trailers and/or unload trailers from suppliers as designated by supervisor.  


Usually works five to six days a week; overtime may be required based on production needs.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

In accurate and timely manner, using a pallet jack systematically load and unload trailers on an as needed basis according to Perdue loading/unloading standars.


Accurately complete all paper work to back up manifest and/or receivers to track finished product to and from customers in a cost-effective manner. 


Effectively operate hand held bar scanning equipment to tally case counts of loaded or unloaded product for tracking purpose.


Must physically count and check scanned information against actual to ensure inventories.


Also must use the final verification to make sure count are correct that are loaded onto trailers to and from customers.


Must use safety equipment that is proved by the company such as dock locks wheel chocks and glad to prevent anyone from getting seriously injured.

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

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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia