Refrigeration Superintendent - Day Shift

Date:  May 17, 2023

Lewiston, NC, US, 27849

Req ID:  57601
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.


The Perdue Farms facility in Lewiston, NC has an amazing career opportunity for a skilled leader in the refrigeration department. The Refrigeration Superintendent provides leadership and manages the work environment by means of Quality Improvement Process and employs the team management concept within the Maintenance department to meet production requirements and company goals.

The shift hours for this position are 7:00am-5:00pm


Relocation Package is available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and supervises general associates including hiring, training and developing associates to ensure production requirements and goals are met at least cost.
  • Provides timely, accurate and consistent reports, i.e., safety, production, cost administrative, etc. to ensure production requirements and goals are met at least cost.
  • Provides a safety work environment for all associates eliminating unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Ensures the Quality Improvement Process and team management concept are employed within areas of responsibility.
  • Controls costs and assets managed within established goals.
  • Manages the installation of new equipment; maintains a chain efficiency of 98% while maintaining quality and ensuring associated and plant safety.

Minimum Education

High School Diploma, or equivalent, plus 3-5 years of related experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment.  Must have strong reading, math, written and analytical skills plus technical courses in electrical, hydraulics and/or ammonia refrigeration.


This position may require some travel to other plants or facilities (minimal) if needed.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

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 dust, feathers and 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. Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm. Able to stand for several hours. Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.

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: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount