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Maintenance Lead - 2nd Shift

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  55380
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.


Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, modifies, rebuilds and performs preventive/predictive maintenance on all production machinery, automated and electrical systems.

This position is responsible for the 1st Processing area of the plant, on 2nd Shift.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise and oversee the completion of Preventative Maintenance (PM) and work orders in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Make orderly plans for work within given time constraints to gain maximum utilization of people and equipment.
  • Arrange/order materials before jobs start.
  • Analyze reoccurring problems and develop solutions for example: Design changes in equipment and reallocation of tasks to improve efficiencies.
  • Develop a team approach to jobs being careful to assign jobs to associates that are cable of completing the task.
  • Ensure proper records and charts of equipment performance percentages are maintained on a timely basis.
  • Report any personnel issues to the Maintenance Manager and report any disciplinary problems to the Maintenance Manager.  

Minimum Education

  • High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • 4 plus years.
  • Reading, writing and analytical skills are required.
  • Must have all personal tools at all times and be able to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment.
  • Requires knowledge of math that relates to performing maintenance activities.
  • Able to make correct calculations when completing mechanical, electrical or electronic maintenance repairs.
  • Able to verify dimensions and diagrams for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting purposes.
  • Able to determine clearance of parts to ensure conformance to specification using precision measuring instruments.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

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