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Maintenance - Temporary Externship

Date:  May 14, 2019

Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  838
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.


This position will learn to perform all assigned maintenance duties to include maintaining, servicing and performing repairs on equipment in order to ensure proper operation of production equipment and electrical systems.


Temporary position completed after 80 hours of work for school credit towards Electromechanical degree/program/certification.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Responsible to move throughout the facility, reach vertical heights up to 150’ to perform repairs, PM’s, and monitor equipment in both open and confined spaces.
  2. Work with current maintenance associates to assist with preventive maintenance as assigned which includes but is not limited to fabrication, rebuilding of machinery, gearboxes, pumps, etc.
  3.  Work with current maintenance associates to assist with equipment repairs and daily work within OSHA regulations, lockout/tag-out, and Perdue safety book guidelines.

Minimum Education

  • High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • Recent completion of Electro-Mechanical program at an accredited institution which requires internship/externship for course credit.
  • 0 -2 years.
  • 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

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

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