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Plant Electrician

Date:  Oct 30, 2020

Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  9661
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.


Maintain, diagnose, and perform overall preventative maintenance on electrical equipment within and around the facility, so as to keep the production operational and have zero loss of production chargeable to electrical maintenance.  

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Generate work orders as necessary repairs are discovered.
  • Be proficient and able to repair, install, and maintain control circuits and motors, in three phase volts: 480 volts, 440 volts, 220 volts, and 208 volts.  Also single phase volts: 120/110 volts.
  • Diagnose repairs to circuit board level.
  • Read and understand electrical schematic diagrams.
  • Respond to emergency breakdowns during both on and off duty hours, to ensure operations continue on a 24 hour a day basis.
  • Perform all equipment repairs and daily work within OSHA regulations, lockout/tagout, and Perdue safety book guidelines.
Minimum Education

High School or equivalent.

Experience Requirements
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Must possess knowledge of electrical motors, controls, PLC’s lighting systems and general wiring methods.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Reading, writing, math and analytical skills required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Must be NFPA 70E, CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Must have the ability to move through the facility and carry required eqipment and tools, which could weigh as much as 100lbs.
  • Must wear FR rated clothing as required.
Experience Preferred
  • 3 to 5 years experience as an Industrial Electrician
  • Exerience in the poultry industry preferred.
  • Two year technical college is preffered.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy floors which may include metal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval.
  • Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or stairs.
  • Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity. Noise exposure of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water (50 ppm, ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant.
  • Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.



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