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Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Technician in Dillon, South 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.


Setup, monitor, adjust, and perform routine service to production equipment and processes to ensure proper operation of production equipment and electrical systems and to maintain Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) standards.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set-up and Inspect Equipment and related components for proper operation.

  • Prepare equipment for sanitation.

  • Perform specific duties during production hours such as lubrication, cleaning, changeovers, adjustments, blade replacement, etc.

  • Observe/adjust equipment for proper operation during production and/or report problems to management. Reads, interprets and understands manufacturers' equipment manuals.

  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM) and replace “in kind” parts on weekends.

  • Performs specific duties during both production and non-production hours in a timely manner with OSHA Lockout/Tagout and Company safety regulations.

  • Assist in equipment modifications or rebuilds to insure they are capable of performing required production functions.

  • Maintain work and production area during production and on weekends as needed.

  • Adhere to all safety requirements including preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

2-4 years. Read/write English, math and analytical skills are required. 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. On the plant floor activities such as troubleshooting and re-design of existing systems are routine. May need to move equipment occasionally. Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures ranging from 28 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. Noise levels ranging from 85 - 88 db. Exposure to iodine at hand wash station. Light intensity above 50' candles. May be exposed to all chemicals used in a poultry, food, processing facility. Ability to lift 80 lbs., Ability to move throughout the department. Must wear and use protective 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.