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Description/Job Summary

General Production Team Leader:

Further Processing * Fully Cooked * Ready-to-Eat *

Manages and supervises the daily operations and associates of their respective department(s). This position ensures that a safe, efficient/productive, and quality work environment and workforce is in place.

Lucrative opportunity! Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education! Great benefits and 401k options! Relocation provided!

This is a Night-Shift position. Flexibility is required.


  • Manages operations in his/her area to ensure the safe and timely completion of production schedules or department work by effectively utilizing people, equipment and material. This includes coordination of associate schedules, time and production records, and ensuring that job assignments and work are set up for employees in the department.
  • Ensures overall quality levels (quality of product or department work) and on-time delivery schedules are maintained.
  • Interacts with various levels of people in the plant as needed.
  • Ensures that GMP policies, procedures and guidelines are followed.
  • Supervises employee activities. This includes: evaluation and discipline; overall performance management; training and development; analyzing and resolving work problems; initiating or suggesting plans to motivate workers to achieve goals; and effective communication with associates.
  • Reviews availability of parts or materials for department work in the coming weeks. Notifies appropriate departments, as needed, of potential shortages.
  • Maintains safe working conditions in his/her area. Continuously enforces safety regulations.
  • Inspects production/department work to verify conformance to specifications and directs any adjustments as needed.
  • Studies production/department work schedules and estimates employee hour requirements for completion of job assignments. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production/department schedules and goals.
  • Continually works on process improvement and department efficiency. This includes recommendations to improve: production methods, equipment performance, overall work quality, working conditions, and use of equipment.
  • Communicates with other supervisors or managers as needed to coordinate activities of respective departments or areas.
  • Assures the accurate and timely reporting of various records which may include (depending on department and plant location): Time Sheets, Production Reports, Rework Reports, Check Sheets, Down Time Date, Associate Job Transfers, etc.
  • Informs/directs Maintenance personnel to maintain and repair machinery and equipment as needed. In conjunction with Maintenance personnel, coordinates maintenance activities with department requirements and schedules.
  • Additional duties may be assigned, dependent upon location and department or product line.


Required Skills

  • High-Energy. Aggressive Self-Starter. Desire to Exceed All Targets. The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that your team’s results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience and leadership.
  • Superior Relationship Management Skills. You know how to develop and maintain good relationships, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and successfully manage conflict.
  • Technology. Must possess complete proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with Kronos preferred.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and direct the work of others, and delegate as needed.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to communicate effectively and productively to all levels of personnel in the plant.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Experience with further processing, fully cooked, ready-to-eat foods preferred.


      *Must have complete flexibility and be available to work nights, rotating shifts, weekends and/or extended hours as needed.

  • This position has the authority to make day-to-day decisions within their work team, upon established policies and procedures.
  • May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.
  • May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  • When in a plant environment:
    • Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
    • May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
    • May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.
    • May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
    • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.
    • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
    • Bending, twisting, lifting, reaching, sitting and grasping varies in repetitions, distances, degrees, angle weights, height, intervals of time, object grasped and body positions depending upon the task being performed.

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.