1st shift Maintenance Mechanic/ Building and Grounds

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Georgetown, DE, US, 19947

Req ID:  69714
Job Function:  Maintenance

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.


Upkeep of facility, moving of chemicals, unloading shipments. Reads, interprets and understands manufacturers' equipment manuals, preventative (PM) task sheets and safety policies. Performs equipment adjustments and repairs, preventative maintenance and emergency breakdowns. Performs specific duties during both production and non-production hours in a timely manner with OSHA Lockout/Tagout and Company safety regulations. 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. Hours vary due to production need, generally 7am-5:30pm.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1 Perform all work within safety guidelines established by local, state, & federal agencies as well as company policies.

2 Perform maintenance on buildings, exterior. Including grass cutting, weed control ect.

3 Complete weekly Pm’s as assigned

4 Address any USDA issue’s

5. Perform other assigned tasks as needed

6. To maintain sanitary conditions of the outside of the building and grounds.  Removing trash and dirt from parking lot, fence area, trash compactor areas, trailer wash areas and swales.

7.  Be able to operate a farm tractor to transport and dump trash, condemn and supplies.

8.  Be able to acquire pallet jack/forklift license.

9. Operate motorized equipment used for clearing drains and power washing

10. Work at heights over 50 feet

11. General plumbing repairs to include drain cleaning

12. Painting grinding and sanding

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

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.

Experience Preferred

1 -2 years of relatable exp

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. Position is active. On the plant floor activities such as troubleshooting and re-design of existing systems are routine. 2. May need to move equipment occasionally. 3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 4. Position requires an associate to have the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities. .5. 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: Delaware