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Perdue Farms, Inc. Electrician Tech-3rd shift in Lewiston, 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.


To repair, install, maintain, adjust,and ensure safe electrical operation on all machinery and plant facilities. This position will be scheduled in a rotation for on call maintenance issues after hours on locations.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Knowledge of and perform all the task required of an Electrician “B” and “C” Helper. Able to read, understand, interpret and draw electrical schematics and blue prints needed to plan, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, install, or overhaul electrical parts, equipment and systems. Ability to troubleshoot and design controls, 3-phase circuits and advanced control circuits and repair or replace. Thorough knowledge of plant electrical layout, wiring, parts supplies, circuits and controls. Work with Senior Electricians and work independently without supervision. Ability to size and calculate electrical jobs with a knowledge and understanding of N.E.C. Know and comply with the Quality Improvement Process and how to “Do It Right The First Time - Every Time,” safety and quitting times and responses. Wear and/or use all safety equipment required for the job. Job requirements may dictate earlier or later starting and quitting times and response to emergency calls independently. Perform any other reasonable request by management.

Minimum Education

High School Graduate or equivalent with good reading, writing, math and analytical skills are required.

Electrician courses completed at a technical school are preferred.

Experience Requirements

Reading, writing 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. Requires knowledge of math that relates to performing maintenance activities. Able to make correct calculations when completing mechanical, electrical or electronic maintenance repairs. Able to verify dimensions and diagrams for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting purposes. Able to determine clearance of parts to ensure conformance to specification using precision measuring instruments.

Experience Preferred

1-3 years of work experience as an Electrician.

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.