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Union Soy Process Operator

Date:  Jul 6, 2021

Chesapeake, VA, US, 23324

Req ID:  19903
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.


The Soy Process Operator is responsible for safely operating grain handling and oilseed production equipment, meeting the quality and productivity requirements that ensure on time supply of safe products to the customer.  This is a rotating shift.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintain logs and records regarding the extraction process
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on prep equipment
  • Performs all work within the safety guidelines established by local, state, and federal agencies as well as company policies
  • Performs routine housekeeping requirements as directed
  • Starts up, operates, and shuts down preparation equipment
Minimum Education
  • High School or GED
  • Further education is preferred
Experience Requirements
  • Previous experience with heavy equipment
  • General industry safety knowledge
  • Must possess basic omputer skills and be familiar with operating process from a computer-based system
  • Must have basic math skills, chemistry, heat transfer knowledge and be a self-starter
  • Should be familiar with liquid flows
  • Should have basic understanding of conveyor systems and dust collection
  • Multi-tasking a must
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 self-contained breathing apparatus. 



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