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Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Planner in Chesapeake, Virginia

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness! Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!

Be a part of a family company you can be proud of! Your journey starts now!

We are seeking a Maintenance Planner to join our team in Chesapeake, VA . This position is responsible for coordinating and managing the maintenance planning and scheduling requirements for assigned facilities.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate, develop and engage the maintenance planning staff to meet the needs of the work section

  • Ensure safe working conditions for all associates

  • Schedule routine, preventive, and predictive maintenance to ensure the maximum availability and longevity of assets

  • Provide technical planning and scheduling support for maintenance activities

  • Provide data and information for budget preparation, tracking, and analysis

  • Ensure all work is completed in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental and safety requirements

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Education

  • Required : High School Diploma or GED

  • Preferred: BS Degree OR comparable technical training within the mechanical and/or electrical crafts

Experience Requirements

  • Understanding of standard software applications

  • Understanding of manufacturing technologies

  • Strong mechanical skills

  • Strong communication, math, organizational, and analytical skills

  • Strong supervisory and interpersonal skills

Experience Preferred

  • 5 - 7 years of previous maintenance planning experience

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Able to move freely throughout the agribusiness facilities including climbing vertical heights (0 -150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 lbs.), exposure temperatures (0-100) degrees Fahrenheit, humidity (0-100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).

  • Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus.

  • Required to travel to remote agribusiness facilities and customer locations.

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.