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Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Technician in Gainesville, Georgia

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


The Maintenance Technician maintains, services and performs repairs on equipment in order to ensure proper operation of production equipment and electrical systems. Usually works six days to seven days a week based on production needs.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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

  2. Performs equipment adjustments and repairs, preventative maintenance and emergency breakdowns.

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

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

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

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  1. 0 -2 years.

  2. Reading, writing and analytical skills are required.

  3. Must have all personal tools and have the ability to learn to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Must be able to move throughout assigned areas of responsibility carrying required equipment and tools to perform trouble shooting procedures, repairs and preventative maintenance.

  2. Must be able to reach vertical heights up to 150' to perform repairs, preventative maintenance and monitor equipment both open and in confined spaces.

  3. Must be able to work outside in all seasonal weather, stand for 8 to 14 hours.

  4. Exposure to air born dust, chemicals, such as hexane, caustic sode, butanone, ethanol and aluminum chloride. When in a plant environment:

  5. Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

  6. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

  7. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.

  8. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

  9. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

  10. May need to climb ladders.

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.