Union Grain Maintenance Mechanic

Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Chesapeake, VA, US, 23324

Req ID:  72161
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.


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 grain 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 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 mechanical failures  
  • Rebuild equipment including but not limited to gearboxes, pumps, pneumatics and hydraulic systems  
  • Welding and fabrication experience not required, but preferred  
  • Reads, interprets, understands manufacturer equipment manuals preventive (PM) task sheets and safety policies
  • Performs all equipment repairs and daily work within OSHA regulations, lockout-tagout and company safety policies  
  • Monitors performance of equipment and informs maintenance and production supervisors of potential problems.
  • Maintains log books by applying math skills through the equipment PM stages in order to calibrate machinery to performance standards
  • Complete preventive maintenance tasks as assigned

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Advanced technical or equipment maintenance training (preferred but not required)

Experience Requirements

2 - 4 years of related industrial work experience. Reading, writing and analytical skills are required. Must have all personal tools and have the ability to learn to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment.


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