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Maintenance Tech

Date:  Dec 1, 2019

Bainbridge, PA, US, 17502

Req ID:  1848
Job Function:  Maintenance

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, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced Industrial Maintenance Tech at our facility on River Road in Bainbridge, Pennsylvania. 
The essential functions of this position include performing assigned electrical and mechanical work to include equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, emergency breakdown and equipment failure.  This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical breakdowns.  Design and document basic electric circuits and specify parts.  Rebuild equipment, gearboxes, pump systems, pneumatics and hydraulic systems.  Rebuild equipment, gearboxes, pump systems, pneumatics and hydraulic systems. Reads, interprets and understands manufacturer equipment manuals and electronic and electrical schematic diagrams. Performs preventive maintenance as assigned. Generates and submits paperwork relative to work performed, e.g., PM (preventative maintaince) sheets, work orders and work record logs. Responds to emergency breakdowns and outages during both on and off dutyhours to ensure operations continues on a 24 hour a day basis. Performs all equipment repairs and daily work within OSHA regulations, lockout-tagout and company safety book guidelines. Informs maintenance and production supervisors of potential problems. Must wear required personal protective equipment which could include self-containing breathing apparatus.

Minimum Education
  • High School or equivalent
  • Additional training and education is preferred
Experience Requirements

2 - 4 years experience. Reading, writing, math and analytical skills required. Valid drivers license (Class C) required. Required skills may also include trouble shooting switches, 3 phase motor and service light fixtures and ballasts.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to support 24-hour production operations
  • Ability to work in confined spaces at various heights and in prevailing weather conditions
  • Understanding of PLC's to be able to troubleshoot
  • General knowledge of computer, operating and network systems
  • Understand the basics of working around and using High Voltage equipment
  • Understand the basics of microprocessor-based equipment, loop controllers, VFD etc..
  • Understand electric power formulas and the National Electric Code
  • Understand electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics
  • Experience welding - Mig and Stick (a plus, but not required)
  • Must have a current valid state driver’s license
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Must be able to move throughout assigned areas of responsibility carrying required equipment and tools to perform trouble shooting procedures, repairs and preventative maintenance. Must be able to reach vertical heights up to 150' to perform repairs, preventative maintenance and monitor equipment both open and in confined spaces. Must be able to work outside in all seasonal weather, stand for 8 to 14 hours. Exposure to air born dust, chemicals, such as hexane, caustic sode, butanone, ethanol and aluminum chloride. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in a poultry, food processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. May need to climb ladders.


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: Lancaster