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Perdue Farms, Inc. Union Grain Maintenance Mechanic in Chesapeake, Virginia

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.

Summary

Maintains, services and performs repairs on equipment in order to ensure proper operation of production equipment and electrical systems.

We are seeking a candidate with heavy equipment experience. This position will be responsible for repairing loaders, excavators, forklifts, skid steers, etc.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Reads, interprets and understands manufacturers' equipment manuals, preventative (PM) task sheets and safety policies.

Performs equipment adjustments and repairs, preventative maintenance troubleshooting and emergency breakdowns. Performs specific duties during both production and non-production hours in a timely manner with OSHA Lockout/Tagout and Company safety regulations. This equipment includes the following: loaders, excavators, forklifts, skid steers, belt conveyors, drag conveyors, screw conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, dust collection systems and bucket elevators.

Monitors performance of equipment and informs maintenance and production supervisors of potential problems.

Maintains log books by applying math skills through the equipment PM stages in order to calibrate machinery to performance standards.

Cutting and welding to perform preventative and corrective machine repairs.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Advanced technical or equipment maintenance training (preferred)

Experience Requirements

2 - 4 years of related industrial work experience. Reading, writing, math and analytical skills are required. Must have a valid driver's license.

Must have diesel experience. Must have all personal tools at all times and be able to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is active. Able to move freely throughout the AgriBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), climbing vertical ladders, carrying tools and equipment (0-100 pounds), exposure to extreme 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.

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.

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