PLC Technician

Date:  May 20, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  68388
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking a PLC Technician at the Edible Oil Refinery in Salisbury, MD.  This position will be primarily responsible for installing, maintaining. documenting and repairing the PLC systems at the Oil Refinery.

The schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday, day shift.

Full-time, benefit eligible position

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on PLC systems
  • Diagnose failures to PLC systems and make repairs
  • Compile and complete paperwork relative to repairs and inspections
  • Install, program and upgrade PLC systems
  • Respond to emergency breakdowns and equipment failures
  • Train, develop, and mentor lower level PLC Technicians
  • Adhere to all safety requirements

Minimum Education

BS Degree (Information Technology, Industrial Technology, Electronics) preferred

Experience Requirements

4 plus years. Reading, writing and analytical skills are required. Must have all personal tools at all times and be able to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment. Requires knowledge of math that relates to performing maintenance activities. Able to make correct calculations when completing mechanical, electrical or electronic maintenance repairs. Able to verify dimensions and diagrams for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting purposes. Able to determine clearance of parts to ensure conformance to specification using precision measuring instruments. Valid driver's license.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the Oil Refinery facility to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying equipment or tools (50-100 pounds).  Exposed to extreme temperatures  (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (SDS sheets available).   Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self contained breathing apparatus.


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: Salisbury