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Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Superintendent- 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.


Our Lewiston, NC facility has a great opportunity for a strong industrial maintenance leader to manage the team on 3rd shift. The maintenance superintendent manages, either through supervisors or directly supervises maintenance staff for a specific part of the plant and/or shift.

The shift hours for this position is 10:00pm-8:00am.

This position includes a full relocation package for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning, organizing and directing in the development of the maintenance work plan; assigns methods and procedures.

  • Assists in recommending maintenance and operating procedures for new facilities prior to and during contraction.

  • Develops new layout designs for use in installing new equipment/processes, as well as, changes to existing. Prepares estimates of needed equipment, materials, supplies and labor.

  • Supervises the repair of all type of building, mechanical and structural problems.

  • Reviews completed work orders; assists in establishing work policies, maintenance and repair standards.

  • Develops, maintains and updates as necessary a preventive maintenance program using the technology provided by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) system in order to increase the reliability of the equipment and minimize production line downtime related to equipment failure.

  • Identifies chronic maintenance problem areas and recommends courses of action necessary to repair, modify or replace equipment by utilizing machine downtime and machine history data as available from the CMMS system in order to increase machine efficiencies and reduce costs.

  • Ensures that the activities of the Maintenance Department adhere to USDA regulations and plant quality control standards by keeping the Maintenance Supervisors and mechanics informed of the proper procedures and monitoring their compliance in order to maximize the Company's ability to provide high quality products.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline preferred.

Experience Requirements

3-5 years related experience. Experience in layout, drafting, project management, ergonomic design, Industrial Engineering, CAD Operation and USDA requirements.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

  2. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

  3. 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.