Plant Maintenance Lead $10K SIGN-ON BONUS!!

Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  73236
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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 purpose of a Maintenance Lead is to maintain, diagnose, repair, rebuild, adjust, perform preventative maintenance and install equipment within and around the facilities so as to keep the production operational and have zero loss of production chargeable to maintenance. They are also responsible for carrying out work as assigned the Maintenance Superintendent.





Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Supervise and oversee the completion of Preventative Maintenance (PM) and work orders in a timely and accurate fashion.
  2. Make orderly plans for work within given time constraints to gain maximum utilization of people and equipment.
  3. Arrange/order materials before jobs start.
  4. Analyze reoccurring problems and develop solutions for example: Design changes in equipment and reallocation of tasks to improve efficiencies.
  5. Develop a team approach to jobs being careful to assign jobs to associates that are cable of completing the task.
  6. Report progress as required.  Keep the Maintenance Superintendent informed if any critical situations occur (example: catastrophic downtime.
  7. Ensure proper records and charts of equipment performance percentages are maintained on a timely basis.
  8. Assist other Lead Mechanics with difficulties
  9. Generate work orders as necessary repairs are discovered
  10. Report any personnel issues to the Maintenance Manager.
  11. Report any disciplinary problems to the Maintenance Manager. The Lead Maintenance Mechanic will NOT be responsible for administering disciplinary action.

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two years of technical college preferred.

Experience Requirements

Strong reading, communication math, writing, and analytical skills are required. Must possess knowledge of hydraulic systems, conveyor systems and an aptitude for industrial machinery. 5 year/s 0 Month/s practical experience.

Experience Preferred

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