Perdue Farms, Inc.

Refrigeration Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Company is seeking a deadline oriented, self-starter to work in maintaining the refrigeration systems.   Experience in all facets of refrigeration systems, maintenance and repairs. Must have knowledge with mechanical, electrical and electronic components; such as compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, and switches. Requires at least 2 years experience working with industrial refrigeration systems. Previous experience maintaining mechanical devices is also required. Knowledge of refrigeration regulations required. Individual will be actively involved in the Company Safety program and the long term and short term goals of the department. AA degree or equivalent Technical School or related training preferred but not required.


·         Maintain, diagnose and correct problems with the Central Freon system.

·         Knowledge of R22 is required.

·         Glycol experience is helpful.

·         Inspect used parts to determine wear and replacement needs.

·         Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments.

·         Test runs devices to evaluate their performance.

·         Maintain a clean and safe work area at all times.

·         Participate in company and department safety program.

·         Comply with Company Policies and Procedures.

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • AA degree, Technical School Graduate or related experience.
  • 2 years refrigeration system, repair, troubleshooting.
  • Type II – high pressure or III – low pressure refrigerants certification.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures.
  • Ability to read and write reports and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages.

Language Skills:

Ability to understand, speak, and write fluent English. Spanish a plus but not required.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with an assortment of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral and verbal forms, to include diagrams, schedules and blueprints.

Physical Demands:

Ability to use hands to feel objects, tools and controls. Ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 pound boxes and materials regularly. Ability to regularly stand, walk, and climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must have close and distance vision and ability to distinguish colors.

Special information:

This position is under the collective bargaining unit of the UFCW. Required 90-day probation period. Excellent medical benefits available. Must be at least 18 years of age.



Work Environment:

Work area is predominantly cold and wet conditions. Ice box storage and chilled warehouse conditions as well. Moderate to extreme levels of noise, safety protection is provided.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. 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.