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Union Soy Crew Lead

Date:  Jan 30, 2023

Chesapeake, VA, US, 23324

Req ID:  64921
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.


Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced Union Soy Crew Lead at our facility on Barnes Road in Chesapeake, Virginia.

To ensure associates are complying with safety, food safety, and quality policies and procedures while providing oversight to the processing operations in order to meet customer demand for our products.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure working conditions for all associates are in compliance with the safety and environmental guidelines established by local, state, and federal agencies as well as company policies
  • Ensure adherence to food safety and quality assurance  procedures by crew members
  • Assist the facility manager in coordinating and directing the daily activities of crews  and teams for Soy Crushing functions
  • Train, develop, and follow up to ensure team members are  able to perform required operational tasks
  • Cover positions when, and wherever needed, to avoid any undue hardship  on other associates
  • Maintain daily records and logs for safety, quality, and productivity.  Send reports to the facility manager as directed and communicate results to associates.
  • Perform job within established CGMP's
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Education

High School or GED, Further education is preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • 2-3 years of Soy Crushing Operation Experience
  • Knowledge of manufacturing technologies
  • Knowledge of safety programs and requirements
  • Knowledge of environmental programs and requirements
  • Knowledge of food safety programs and requirements
  • Understanding of standard software applications
  • Strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Basic leadership skills

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Able to move freely throughout the Agribusiness facilities
  • 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)
  • Chemicals (MSDS sheets available)
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus, hard hat, safety glasses, protective footwear and other PPE as required. 



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