Palestine, Texas

Palestine, Texas Hiring Event

Saturday, March 6, 2021 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What to expect at the hiring event?

  • Upon arrival at Sanderson Farms’ facility, job seekers will check-in at the gate.
  • Candidates will be directed to a designated parking area.
  • If the candidate has not already applied for a position with Sanderson Farms online, they will be instructed to do so using their smart phone.
  • After check-in and online application are complete, a Sanderson Farms employee will screen the candidate’s temperature. A face mask will be provided to all individuals.
  • Additional screenings and an interview will be conducted. Social distancing and indoor and outdoor gathering regulations will be followed. PLEASE BRING A VALID PHOTO ID WITH YOU.
  • A background check will be conducted.
  • If applicants pass background check, screenings will be conducted for drug, COVID-19 and physical.
  • If candidate’s drug, COVID-19 and physical screenings are clear, they will be scheduled for orientation.
  • All individuals will exit the property immediately upon conclusion of the hiring process.

Effective January 3, 2021, entry-level employees begin earning $14.45 per hour with pay varying by shift and tenure. The company offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, 401k savings plan and an employee stock ownership plan.

Sanderson Farms is committed to keeping a safe environment during our hiring events, including following all local guidelines for social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout hiring events and the company will be performing anti-viral cleaning. In an effort to keep yourself and others safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19, please do not attend a hiring event if you are experiencing symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. 


Line Operator

$14.45 per hour

Line Operator open positions are available on first and second shift. Shift times vary based on the area of the facility in which employees work. On first shift, employees working in first processing begin work at 5 a.m. and employees working in second processing begin work at 8 a.m.

On second shift, employees working in first processing begin work at 1:30 p.m. and employees working in second processing begin work at 4:45 p.m. Shifts are approximately eight hours in length.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To work in a fast-paced, repetitive motion production area by preparing the product to a sellable form
  • May require the use of knives and/or scissors
  • Satisfactory attendance and job performance must be maintained in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as directed by supervisor

Position Requirements:

In addition to meeting the basic qualifications for new employees, the employee must also meet the following requirements:

  • Able to work in various temperatures ranging from warm humid conditions to cold environments of 32 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Able to work in wet, moist conditions
  • Able to grasp, reach, push and pull
  • Able to lift 10 lbs., and occasionally 40 lbs. or more, utilizing proper lifting techniques
  • Able to work in a noisy environment
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment at all times
  • Tolerate exposure to chemicals within OSHA limits
  • May be required to work long hours, holidays or weekend

Learn More About Working At Sanderson Farms

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