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Union Electrician


Chesapeake, VA, US, 23324

Req ID:  16834
Job Function:  Production

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.


Are you looking for a stable company that provides great pay and great benefits?    If you answered yes to either of those questions, your career starts now.

Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced Industrial Maintenance Mechanic at our facility on Barnes Road in Chesapeake, Virginia.

What can we offer you?  Success starts here.  We offer competitive pay with a flexible benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and 401(K) savings options. 

The essential functions of this position include performing assigned electrical duties within scope of classification to include equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, emergency breakdown and equipment failure.  We are looking for someone with proven Industrial Electrical experience.

Schedule will require flex shift nights and weekends

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on electrical equipment
  • PLC wiring and trouble shooting
  • Diagnosing failures to electrical equipment and making repairs
  • Rebuilding electrical equipment
  • Fabricating conduit
  • Compiling and completing paperwork relative to repairs to include but not limited to work orders, time cards and job cards
  • Responding to calls after hours and on weekends to repair electrical equipment and power failures
Minimum Education
  • High school graduate or GED preferred
  • Technical training in 3 phase industrial electrical repairs preferred
  • PLC wiring and trouble shooting experience
Experience Requirements
  • 0 - 3 years experience.  Reading, writing, math and analytical skills.  Basic knowledge of safety programsStrong motor controls troubleshooting skillsAn understanding of standard software applications


Experience Preferred
  • Advanced technical electrical training
  • Virginia State Journeymen’s License is preferred
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, working with arms above shoulder level. Able to move freely throughout the AgriBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying tools and equipment (0 – 50 pounds), Exposure to temperatures (0 - 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db), grain dust, and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).Must be able to wear protective equipment as required. May be required to travel to other remote AgriBusiness facilities.


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: Hampton Roads