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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

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • 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 Preferred

  • 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.