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Description/Job Summary

The purpose is to repair, install, maintain and adjust all equipment in assigned areas in a safe and productive manner.


  • Complete formax school, and be able to perform most repairs on all Formax‚Äôs.
  • Must attain RETA Electricity I Certification.
  • Must attain RETA Control theory & Fundamentals I certification.
  • Show leadership & be able to train new maintenance associates, as well as, Class C or Class B technicians.
  • Must be able to thread pipe.
  • Must have working knowledge of all shop tools. (grinders, drill press, hydraulic press, etc)
  • Must have working knowledge of cooked plant equipment such as pack out machinery, grinders, blending equipment, scales, bagging equipment, spiral ovens, fryers, batter breader equipment.
  • Perform duties as assigned by Maintenance Manager, Supervisor, Senior Technician.

Required Experience

  • Ability to interpret an English measuring instrument. 
  • Identify different nuts / bolts and associate tools. 
  • Have operating knowledge of volt-ohm-amp meters and have a basic understanding of electrical control circuits. 
  • Ability to ARC and TIG weld and use an acetylene torch. 
  • Must attain a RETA Electricity I Certification, and RETA Control theory & Fundamentals I certification. 
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic background also desirable.  

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Two year Associate degree in Industrial Electrical or Maintenance is preferred.
  • Have ability to read and must have excellent analytical skills.


Ability to work for 8 hours in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy, floors which may include medal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval.  Ability to work from various types of ladders.  Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity, also will require from time to time working outside, on roof, during all seasons of the year and temperatures associated with the seasons.  Noise of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles.  Bending, twisting, lifting, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required.  Exposure to chlorinated water ( 50 ppm, Ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant.  Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.
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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.