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Maintenance Superintendent - Refrigeration


Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  3457
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 Refrigeration Superintendent is responsible for the operation and upkeep of the plants vital utility system to include:  plant refrigeration systems, plant compressed air systems and plant boiler and stream systems. 


Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Supervise the team to include selecting, training, and developing staff to meet the needs of the department.  Schedule boiler and refrigeration personnel to insure proper coverage
  2. Assists in recommending maintenance and operating procedures for new facilities prior to and during contraction.
  3. Develops new layout designs for use in installing new equipment/processes, as well as, changes to existing.
  4. Monitor plant boilers and scheduler repairs and inspections as required.
  5. Oversee plant water treatment system for boilers and cooling towers
  6. Maintain plant chillers and chiller chemical injection systems.
  7. Oversee and maintain plant roofing systems, monitoring for degradation and leaks and scheduling repairs and replacement.
  8. Monitor and coordinate for repairs for natural gas system.
  9. Maintain plant water systems to include city and well systems.
  10. Maintain plant loading docks and dock plates to insure functionality scheduling repairs and replacement as needed.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
Experience Requirements
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Experience in layout, drafting, project management, ergonomic design, Industrial Engineering, CAD Operation and USDA requirements.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. 2. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 3. 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