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Maintenance Superintendent

Date:  Mar 31, 2021

Concord, NC, US, 28025

Req ID:  34405
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With the goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Maintenance Superintendent will manage an hourly maintenance staff, assign work responsibilities, plan, organize, lead, and follow-up on assignments. Responsibilities include scheduling work to maximize task completion and productivity, and reduce downtime. The Maintenance Superintendent and team will provide daily support and solutions to all operating teams to ensure daily operations success each day.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assists in the planning, organizing and directing in the development of the maintenance work plan; assigns methods and procedures. Assists in recommending maintenance and operating procedures for new facilities prior to and during contraction. Develops new layout designs for use in installing new equipment/processes, as well as, changes to existing. Prepares estimates of needed equipment, materials, supplies and labor. Supervises the repair of all type of building, mechanical and structural problems. Reviews completed work orders; assists in establishing work policies, maintenance and repair standards. Develops, maintains and updates as necessary a preventive maintenance program using the technology provided by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) system in order to increase the reliability of the equipment and minimize production line downtime related to equipment failure. Identifies chronic maintenance problem areas and recommends courses of action necessary to repair, modify or replace equipment by utilizing machine downtime and machine history data as available from the CMMS system in order to increase machine efficiencies and reduce costs. Ensures that the activities of the Maintenance Department adhere to USDA regulations and plant quality control standards by keeping the Maintenance Supervisors and mechanics informed of the proper procedures and monitoring their compliance in order to maximize the Company's ability to provide high-quality products. Must have the ability to work each Sunday through Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. 

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5+ years manufacturing maintenance leadership experience.
  • Excellent Relationship Management Skills - Excels at developing, inspiring, and influencing others without sacrificing accountability.  
  • Aggressive Self-Starter - The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that your team’s results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience, and leadership.
  • Technology - Experience with Kronos and Maximo preferred.

Experience Preferred

Poultry manufacturing experience is preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. 2. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 3. 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 poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.



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: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord