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Description/Job Summary

The purpose of the position is to keep all production machinery and mechanical processes within the facility operating at maximum reliability levels.  The position will install, troubleshoot, repair, modify, rebuild and perform preventive/predictive maintenance on all production machinery/automated systems, including all support equipment within the facility.   The position will function in a multi-maintenance discipline capacity (mechanical, electrical and electronics) and direct equipment reliability efforts within maintenance.


Proficient in the performance of: preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, mechanical and electrical repairs, electrical installation/wiring and other tasks or procedures to keep all systems in operational condition to meet production, refrigeration, waste water processing, building/grounds, and shipping needs.
  1. Read blueprints, schematics and diagrams for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting purposes.
  2. Read and interpret gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure machines are working properly.
  3. Repair machines or systems using mechanical, electrical, or electronic testing devises and/or tools.
  4. Determine the kind of tools or resources needed to complete a mechanical repair.
  5. Install equipment, machines, wiring or programs to meet specifications.
  6. Calibrate instruments according to specifications.
  7. Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as megometers, Fluke Calibrator, and multi-meters.
  8. Use predictive maintenance tools (Thermo graphic, Vibratic, Ultrasonic, etc.)
  9. Provide emergency repairs in a timely manner to minimize downtime. Communicate effectively with equipment manufactures and read equipment manuals, blueprints, and other sources of information to assure timely repair of equipment.
  10. Determine the root cause of operating errors (RCA), and identify corrective actions.
  11. Install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
  12. Align, fit, and assemble component parts, using hand tools, power tools, etc.
  13. Troubleshoot, repair and replace hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies & systems. Experience with basic navigation and use of a PLC as a troubleshooting tool, Allen Bradley experience a plus.
  14. Controlling operation of equipment or systems using electronic or electrical devices.
  15. Critical thinking – use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  16. Troubleshoot electronic parts to the component level.
  17. Respond to Management or Process Technician concerns of equipment performance. Inform the Production supervisor of any necessary modifications or system malfunctions that would affect their area of operation now or in the future.
  18. Train others on proper operation, troubleshooting and repair of equipment.
  19. Work with continuous improvement teams and other teams, as assigned, providing technical support and input to the team objectives. Provide PLC and VFD support on production equipment. Provide plant support for MIT systems and assist in development of needed systems.
  20. Critical Problem Solving: identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  21. Observe all facility safety rules and regulations to assure your own personal safety and that of co-workers. Perform tasks using good manufacturing Practices, housekeeping and applicable codes
  22. Direct other less experienced multi-craft or process technicians as needed on projects.  Function in a leadership role among other maintenance personnel.  Work to improve asset utilization using disciplines such as Root Cause Analysis and Mean Time Between Failures.
  23. Assess and provide maintenance management with feedback on the performance and job knowledge of other less experienced multi-craft technicians & process technicians.
  24. Continuous Improvement: Conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  25. Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for facility production and OEE.

Required Experience

  1. 5+ years of industrial maintenance experience performing multi-craft activities.
  2. Proficient using the following technologies: mechanical systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, etc., electrical/electronic systems including power monitoring/distribution, motors, controls, PLCs, VFDs, etc., and troubleshooting electromechanical equipment/systems. Ability to restore equipment to original OEM specifications.
  3. Knowledge of mathematics that relates to performing maintenance activities.The ability to make correct calculations when completing mechanical, electrical or electronic maintenance repairs.The ability to verify dimensions, and diagrams for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting purposes.The ability to determine clearances of parts, to ensure conformance to specification using precision measuring instruments.
  4. Experience with MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Must demonstrate the ability to navigate the internet seeking maintenance related equipment or food processing data and investigate mechanical solutions using MTech and internet browsers/search engines.
  5. Successfully pass an aptitude test.
  6. Complete the Perdue Multi-craft training, skills demonstrations, and demonstrated proficiency maintaining equipment/process performance requirements.


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. Must be able to lift and control weights up to 50 pounds.  Exposure to chlorinated water ( 50 ppm, Amonia 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.

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.