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Description/Job Summary

The Shipping Shift Manager will be responsible for plant effectiveness and efficiency for the Shipping section of the processing plant.  The Shift Leader will provide direction, training, coaching, directly to the Team Leader and indirectly to hourly production associates to ensure customer loads are completed on time in accordance to Perdue loading policy and customer needs to eliminate late trucks and manifest errors.  The Shift Leader is responsible for achieving company established goals on production activities.  Must provide a safe and secure working environment for all associates utilizing accompany-approved processes.  Promote a positive working relationship with the production and support staff to make the company the employer of choice.


  • Establishes, measures, and is accountable for departmental operating budgets for the assigned area in a manner to enable the operation to maintain a competitive position in the industry.
  • Meet all departmental operational plans, to insure yield, birds per man hour, pounds per man-hour, line efficiency, CSI, QI, requirements are met.
  • Insure processes are in place to continuously reduce turnover, improve safety results as measured by the Safety Scorecard, and create the environment that will make the facility the Employer of Choice in the area.
  • Insure processes are in place to continually provide training to improve supervisory skills of staff, and improve the skill set of the hourly production associates to maximize the results of individual and team efforts.
  • Constantly develop new ideas and methods to improve operational performance and improve product quality and customer reliability.
  • Support and promote the company’s annual People, Products, Profitability and Planet goals through effective planning, communication, emphasizing the requirement for all team member to be efficient and effective in their respective responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Strong work history, worked for one employer for at least 1 year in the past three years.
  • High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Four-year College Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, or Agriculture related field is required.
  • 4 years’ experience in poultry plant management.
  • Experience with various industry accepted procedures, including HACCP and plant efficiency as it relates to yield, lbs./birds-per-man hours.


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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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.