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Maintenance Clerk

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Gainesville, GA, US, 30507

Req ID:  38914
Job Function:  Administrative/Clerical

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a 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.


Forbes has named Perdue Farms a "Best Employer for Diversity" in 2020. We've been featured on the list two years in a row, and we're honored that Forbes recognizes our commitment to diversity and inclusion!


The Gainesville, G.A. production facility is a fully-cooked, ready-to-eat, further processing facility within the Premium Prepared Foods division (no birds). We create products for consumers, retailers, and foodservice customers around the globe.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties in the Maintenance Department to support the efficient operation of the Gainesville facility. Position usually works five to six days a week; overtime may be required based on production needs.

  • Conduct/Keep accurate inventory levels
  • Place orders
  • Receive incoming shipments from vendors
  • Stock incoming parts and equipment on shelves and material racks
  • Inspect, issue, collect and maintain parts, materials and tools
  • Cordinate distribution of special ordered parts
  • Identify duplicate and/or obsolete parts
  • Maintain good documentation of parts or equipment leaving the plant
  • Enter/Track Work Orders
  • Invoice resolution
  • Keep storage area clean and assist with other house keeping duties
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor

We offer:

  • Sign On Bonus and Retention Bonus ($1,000.00)
  • Competitive Pay & Overtime
  • Excellent Benefits & 401k Options
  • Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off
  • PayActiv (ACCESS PAY BEFORE PAYDAY) Receive instant access to your earned wages and greater flexibility to pay your bills on your schedule.
  • and more!

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED. 

Experience Requirements

  • Strong communication, math, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of standard software applications such as Microsoft Office. 
  • Valid state driver's license
  • Able to be certified to use a pallet jack and forklift.


Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Longest time in a single interval is 2 to 4 hours with repetitions of more than 30 per minute.  Temperature exposure of >75 degrees in a dry environment with a noise exposure of 80 DB to 110 DB and a light intensity exposure of >100 foot candles.  Will use office equipment such as a computer, copier, calculator, scanner, laminator.  Will occasionally need the following personal protective equipment if in the plant: hearing protection, steel toe and slip resistant boots, bump cap, smock, and hair net.  Will require occasional walking on a dry surface with a maximum distance >100 feet.  Requires being in an upright standing position occasionally with mostly stationary mobility.  Requires sitting for 2 to 4 hours at a time in a variable up/down position.  Requires occasional bending with a maximum forward angle of 45 to 90 degrees, a maximum backward angle of 2 to 5 degrees and a maximum side angle of 10 to 20 degrees.  Requires occasional twisting with a maximum forward angle of 30 to 60 degrees. Requires occasional lifting 1 to 3 times per minute with a maximum weight of up to 100 pounds.  Starting position height of lift would be floor level and final position height would be floor level.  Extension reach during lift would be 12 to 18 inches and the body position during lift would be bending over and /or squatting, twisting <90 degrees and walking <6 feet.  Longest time in a single interval of reaching would be 2 to 4 hours with a repetition of >30 repetitions per minute, with a forward reach distance of 0 to 6 inches and a side distance of <10 degrees.  Very little grasping required and no travel required. 

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: Gainesville GA