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Union Maintenance Mechanic Trainee

Date:  Apr 4, 2021

Chesapeake, VA, US, 23322

Req ID:  31382
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.


The Union Maintenance Mechanic Trainee will be responsible for performing assigned maintenance duties within scope of classification to include equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, emergency breakdown and equipment failure.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on Mechanical equipment
  • Work with mechanics to diagnose failures to mechanical equipment and make repairs
  • Work with mechanics to rebuild mechanical equipment
  • Work with mechanics to fabricate sheet metal
  • Compile and complete paperwork relative to repairs to include but not limited to:  work orders, time cards and job cards
  • Perform all work within safety guidelines established by local, state and federal agencies as well as company policies

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • No formal maintenance experience required
  • Valid state drivers license required

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the AgriBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), climbing vertical ladders, carrying tools and equipment (0-100 pounds), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).   Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus. Required to travel to 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