Food Grade Oil Technician

Date:  May 18, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  72369
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.


Perdue AgriBusiness has openings for our Food Grade Oil Technician position in Salisbury, MD.  This position will be responsible for operating oil refinery production equipment meeting the quality and productivity requirements that ensure on time supply of safe products to the customer.

This position is a full-time, benefit eligible position with competitive pay.

This position requires 12-hour rotational shifts with Growth Potential.

The working schedule allows you to work 14-days per month including two weekends.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs all work within safety and environmental guidelines established by local, state, and federal agencies as well as company policies.
  • Operate forklift, track mobile, pallet jack and tractor/trailer to load, unload and move supplies.
  • Operate refining, bleaching and deodorization production process.
  • Operate the palm bleaching production process.
  • Load out refined edible oil.
  • Conducts quality and food safety checks, as established by company policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance and basic troubleshooting on operating equipment.
  • Performs general labor, housekeeping and sanitation responsibilities as required.
  • Maintains daily records and logs.

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • 0 -2 years of related work experience
  • Strong reading, writing, math and analytical skills
  • Experience operating machinery

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the AgiBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), walking on elevated bar-grating platforms, carrying tools and equipment (0 -50 lbs), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 degree Fahrenheit), humidity (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemical (MSDS sheets available).  Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus, hard hat, safety glasses, protective footwear and other PPE as required. 


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: Salisbury