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Port Terminal Supervisor

Date:  Jun 27, 2022

Chesapeake, VA, US, 23324

Req ID:  48723
Job Function:  Production

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness!  Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10 grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains.  We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing.  But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!
Be a part of a family company you can be proud of!  Your journey starts now!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Port Terminal Supervisor at our Grain Elevator & Export Facility located in Chesapeake, VA.  The core responsibility for this role includes leading the work of teams and crews in the day-to-day operational activities to include Barge, Vessel and Railcar operations of the grain storage facility in order to maximize its efficiency and productivity.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead, coordinate, and direct the activities for the terminal staff to include hiring, training, and developing the staff to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Ensure safe working conditions for all associates, contractors, and visitors.
  • Lead and develop continuous improvement ideas and process for associates, facility operations, projects, and tasks.
  • Maintain and foster the team environment and processes with maintenance, oil production, corporate, and other business units.
  • Ensure the condition of grain is maintained and or improved while in storage.
  • Responsible for coordinating and directing all facility housekeeping requirements and activities.
  • Develop and lead capital and expense projects for safety, efficacy, and process improvements.
  • Coordinate with grain merchandising to ensure positive customer relationships and timely and least cost movement of grain.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Logistics, Maritime, Business or related discipline (preferred)

Experience Requirements

  • 1-5 years of Agriculture, Operations or Maritime related experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of bulk commodity handling and storage technologies 
  • Understanding of port operations including vessel, barge, rail, and truck operations
  • Understanding of standard software applications.
  • Understanding of commodity markets

Must be able to work a rotating, swing shift

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the agribusiness facilities including climbing vertical heights (0 -150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 lbs.), exposure temperatures (0-100) degrees Fahrenheit, humidity (0-100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available). Must be able to wear protective equipment to include dust mask. Required to travel to remote agribusiness facilities and customer locations.


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: Hampton Roads