Perdue Farms, Inc. Maint. Technician in Benton, Illinois
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.
Perform safe and efficient equipment operation and proper preventative maintenance and repairs that allows the entire farm to focus on the production of healthy pigs.
Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocol and guidelines are followed
Assist with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in maintaining all farm infrastructure includes huts, shelters, hoops, buildings, and equipment
Safely and efficiently operate farm tractors, loaders, skid steers, feed mixers, manure spreaders, mowers, tillage and straw equipment
Check, prepare, and maintain equipment prior to use
Keep accurate service records on all equipment
Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly appearance of the entire farm
Assist in monitoring and maintaining the water system
Assist in making seasonally appropriate repairs and adjustments to gestation tanks, farrowing huts, wallow plumbing, watering equipment and water system
Protect the health and safety of staff as the humane treatment of animals
Ensure all animal pens and handling facilities are in good working order, and routinely cleaned
Conserve farm resources such as supplies, equipment and time
Promote cooperation and contribute to adequate staffing
Communicate openly and freely with others
Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, questions or concerns
Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor
High School or equivalent
Develop daily and weekly work schedules of tasks needing to be completed
Organize, prioritize and manage time and maximize quality and efficiency of work
Be a positive example in attitude, respect, honesty, integrity, and work ethic
Promote cooperation within and across departments through staff and equipment sharing
- Experience working with farm equipment, performing maintenance, welding, etc.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
- Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
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.