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Refrigeration Operator


Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  17987
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.


Maintains, repairs, rebuilds and adjusts refrigeration, boiler and compressed air equipment in areas of responsibility by analyzing, calibrating, replacing, repairing or rebuilding all equipment and machinery within established guidelines. Must have all required personal tools and have the ability to learn to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment. Must be able to work swing shifts.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Safely isolate and pump down any section of all systems.
  • Must be able to perform line opening procedures.
  • Must be qualified to receive or transfer ammonia in all plant systems.
  • Qualified to do routine maintenance on ammonia compressors, air compressors, ammonia liquid pumps, ammonia system controls, refrigeration system condensors, air system drying equipment, and air system controls.
Minimum Education
  • High school or equivalent
Experience Requirements
  • Must have at least 3+ years of experience in industrial refrigeration.
  • RETA2 level or higher
  • Demonstrated mechanical apitude.
  • Experience in ammonia or freon refrigeration, boiler operations, and/or compressed air.
Experience Preferred
  • CFC/EPA Certifications.
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