Plant Maintenance Mechanic (7+ yrs Experience)

Date:  May 21, 2024

Milford, DE, US, 11963

Req ID:  71053
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 Mechanic A 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.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Knowledgeable of and able to perform all the tasks required for a Maintenance Mechanic
  2. Provide own personal hand tools needed to safely perform the job and have a storage box to store 
  3. Provide a means of notification/communication during non-working hours for emergencies. Respond to emergency calls within thirty (30) minutes
  4. Ensure shop and surrounding areas are kept clean by the removal of all debris in work areas, workbenches, break rooms, all floors and the same are free of liquids, oils and dirt.
  5. Ensure a safe working environment by elimination of unsafe act/s or condition/s.

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience. 

Experience Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience 
  • Reading, writing, communication skills, math, and analytical skills are required.
  • Must possess knowledge of hydraulic systems, conveyor systems and an aptitude for industrial machinery.
  • Must have all personal tools at all times and be able to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment.

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 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.


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