Ammonia Refrigeration Superintendent

Date:  Nov 14, 2023

Rockingham, NC, US, 28379

Req ID:  68939
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.


Provides leadership and manages the work environment by means of Quality Improvement Process and employs the team management concept within the Maintenance department to meet production requirements and company goals.


Relocation Package is available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and supervises general associates including hiring, training and developing associates to ensure production requirements and goals are met at least cost.
  • Provides timely, accurate and consistent reports, i.e., safety, production, cost administrative, etc. to ensure production requirements and goals are met at least cost.
  • Provides a safety work environment for all associates eliminating unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Ensures the Quality Improvement Process and team management concept are employed within areas of responsibility.
  • Controls costs and assets managed within established goals.
  • Manages the installation of new equipment; maintains a chain efficiency of 98% while maintaining quality and ensuring associated and plant safety.

Minimum Education

Equivalent combination of education and experience related to an industrial or manufacturing setting, is required. Must have strong reading, math, writing, and analytical skills, plus technical courses in electrical, hydraulic, and/or ammonia refrigeration.


Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5+ years manufacturing maintenance leadership experience.
  • Excellent Relationship Management Skills - Excels at developing, inspiring, and influencing others without sacrificing accountability.  
  • Aggressive Self-Starter - The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that your team’s results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience, and leadership.
  • Technology - Experience with Kronos and Maximo preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in an industrial environment; strong reading, math, written and analytical skills plus technical courses in electrical, hydraulics and ammonia refrigeration.
  • Requires travel to remote facilities and plants for meetings.

Experience Preferred

Poultry manufacturing experience is preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

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 dust, feathers and 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. Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm. Able to stand for several hours. Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.

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: Fayetteville