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Stevedore Operator

Company: Perdue Farms
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.SummaryThe Stevedore Operator is responsible for training to perform various tasks relating to the loading/unloading of various grains into or from Maritime Vessels and or barges. Additionally, the operator will train to operate ship loading gantry s, ship unloader, and heavy machinery including, skid steers and front-end loaders to perform tasks needed. The position will require housekeeping and general labor duties throughout the grain elevator when not performing stevedoring responsibilities.Principal and Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesResponsible for training to perform various tasks relating to the loading/unloading of various grains into or from Maritime Vessels and or bargesTrain to operate ship loading gantry s, ship unloader, and heavy machinery including, skid steers and front-end loaders to perform tasks neededLearns to conduct routine inspections before operating equipment to identify needed maintenance and or repairsPerform all work within the safety guidelines established by local state, and federal agencies as well as company policiesPerform housekeeping and general labor duties throughout the grain elevatorMinimum EducationHigh School Graduate or GED preferredExperience RequirementsSix months of prior ship loading experience or Union Laborer with the ability to learn PECO operationTWIC application is requiredExperience PreferredReading, Writing, Math, and Analytical skillsEnvironmental Factors and Physical RequirementsAble 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. Required to travel to remote agribusiness facilities and customer locations.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.

Keywords: Perdue Farms, Chesapeake , Stevedore Operator, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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