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Perdue Farms, Inc. Electrician in Milford, Delaware

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.


Maintain, diagnose, and perform overall preventative maintenance on electrical equipment within and around the facility, so as to keep the production operational and have zero loss of production chargeable to electrical maintenance.

Positions on 2nd & 3rd Shift

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Generate work orders as necessary repairs are discovered.

  2. Be proficient and able to repair, install, and maintain control circuits and motors, in three phase volts: 480 volts, 440 volts, 220 volts, and 208 volts. Also single phase volts: 120/110 volts.

  3. Diagnose repairs to circuit board level.

  4. Read and understand electrical schematic diagrams.

  5. Respond to emergency breakdowns during both on and off duty hours, to ensure operations continue on a 24 hour a day basis.

  6. Perform all equipment repairs and daily work within OSHA regulations, lockout/tagout, and Perdue safety book guidelines.

Minimum Education

High School or equivalent.

Experience Requirements

  • Must possess knowledge of electrical motors, controls, PLC’s lighting systems and general wiring methods.

  • Reading, writing, math and analytical skills required.

  • Must be NFPA 70E, CPR and First Aid Certified.

  • Exposed to air born dust, chemicals such as hexane, caustic soda, but a one, ethanol, aluminum chloride.

  • Must have the ability to move through the facility and carry required equipment, tools which could weigh as much as 100lbs.

  • Must wear required safety equipment including self-containing breathing apparatus as required.

  • Must wear FR rated clothing as required.

Experience Preferred

  • 3 to 5 years experience as an Industrial Electrician.

  • Experience as Industrial Electrician in Poultry industry preferred.

  • Two year technical college is preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Must be able to move throughout assigned areas of responsibility carrying required equipment and tools to perform trouble shooting procedures, repairs and preventative maintenance. Must be able to reach vertical heights up to 150' to perform repairs, preventative maintenance and monitor equipment both open and in confined spaces. Must be able to work outside in all seasonal weather, stand for 8 to 14 hours. Exposure to air born dust, chemicals, such as hexane, caustic sode, butanone, ethanol and aluminum chloride. 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. 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.