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Operations Safety Lead

Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Bridgewater, VA, US, 22812

Req ID:  57912
Job Function:  Production

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.


This position assists the Safety & Security Manager in ensuring all operational safety compliance protocols and protections are in place, and fully functional by performing various safety duties throughout the production shift as well as promoting active engagement in the safety and wellbeing of all associates

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs daily audits within operations to ensure all plant safety protocols and procedures are being strictly adhered too. 
  • The position will train all new department safety reps on the daily inspection process they are to perform and the check sheets used to capture any potential hazard. 
  • The position will ensure all hazards identified by safety representatives are reported to supervision, and the team leader advised of the corrective action taken.
  • Assist in performing various safety training requirements
  • The position will assist production supervision and the Safety & Security Manager in developing safety topics covered by supervisors in meetings
  • Perform various administrative duties within the Plant’s Safety department

Minimum Education

High School Graduate required.  Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience in EHS, Safety and Security, preferably in manufacturing; a plus. Bilingual Spanish / English to be able to interpret / translate for training, investigation, Knowledgeable with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Experience Requirements

3 + years of related experience in a manufacturing environment

Experience Preferred

Experience serving as a plant safety representative or other related safety experience gained at other employers.  Other experience of a technical nature as QA, Food Safety, Lab Tech.  

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.

May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

When in a plant environment:

Exposure primarily consists of wer 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



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