Share this Job

Hurlock Hatchery Chick Delivery Driver

Date:  Sep 10, 2019

Hurlock, MD, US, 21643

Req ID:  2372
Job Function:  Drivers

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.


Safely transport and deliver the highest quality chicks to Company farms' contract producers while maintaining Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) safety requirements.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Prepares chick transport vehicles to receive up to 115-200 hatched chicks.  Ensures environmental requirements of temperature and air flow are within specs prior to loading.

Navigates a safe and cost efficient route to Company contract farms located primarily in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia but could include North and South Carolina.  The goal is to get the chicks to the farm as quickly and safely as possible.

Performs routine, minor maintenance and sanitation of transportaion vehicles.

Monitors, records and reports on farm conditions at the time of delivery.

Maintain FMCSA safe driving requirements including but not limited to hours of service and driver's logs.


Minimum Education

High school diploma

Experience Requirements

Two years commerical driving experience or completion of the Company's driver's training program.

Class A Commercial Drivers license

Experience Preferred
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

In a stationary or moving position on a wet or most, or dry or dusty, or dirty, or greasy floor with metal or plastic grating surface.  Longest time in a single interval is 4 hours.  Must have the ability to climb stairs, up on equipment, tractor and trailer, catwalks and work from various ladders.  Exposure to work in varing seasonal temperatures, with ambient and dry humidity.  Noise exposure level of >110db.  Light intensity range of <50 ft to 100 ft candles.  Bending, twisting, lifting, reaching, sitting and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degree, angle, weight, height, longest interval of time, objects grasped and body positions depends upon the task being performed and/or the hand tools being used.  Must be able to lift and control weights up to 10 lbs.  Must be able to bend down and maintain a kneeling positin.  Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions.  Exposure to <50ppm of chlorinated water, >5ppm of ammonia vapors, caustic detergents, lubricating oils and other chemicals found in a live poultry processing operation.  Personal protective equipment/devices as required by the Company.



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: Cambridge MD