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Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic Lead- Cofield, NC in Cofield, North Carolina

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.


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

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Perform the duties of overseeing and/or maintenance of all equipment in the areas. Maintain all tools and equipment required for the position. Maintain inventory of all parts and equipment needed to proficiently carry the duties of the position. Effectively communicate with managers any maintenance issues in which the position may be involved in any given complex. Clean up or oversee the completion of any maintenance event. Work with the superintendent in setting up maintenance repairs and PM schedules for all locations. Train all maintenance position associates in the area necessary to maintain a strong maintenance group. Train managers and hourly associates on power tools and/or equipment that may be used. Provide coverage during off duty hours for emergency calls aof maintenance breakdowns. Ahdere to any other reasonable request by management. Have the ability to make the best possible decisions of the safe, efficient, and long-term repairs of any maintenance issue.

Minimum Education

Vocational/Technical school completion or equivalent training. Reading, writing and math skills are required. Must have all personal tools at all times and be able to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment.

Experience Requirements

2 - 4 years.

Experience Preferred

Electrical, Pipe fitting/Plumbing, Welding, Hydraulics, Automatic Equipment operation, HVAC, Boiler operations, Operation of farm controller systems, Knowledge of a gasoline and diesel engine, and Generator operation.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is active. On the plant floor activities such as troubleshooting and re-design of existing systems are routine. 2. May need to move equipment occasionally. 3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 4. Position requires an associate to have the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities. .5. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

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.