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Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Superintendent 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.


The Maintenance Superintendent manages, either through supervisors or directly supervises Maintenance staff for a specific part of the plant.

This position is for 2nd Shift.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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

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

  3. Develops new layout designs for use in installing new equipment/processes, as well as, changes to existing.

  4. Prepares estimates of needed equipment, materials, supplies and labor.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  • In stationary positions or moving for 12 hours on a wet, moist, dry, and greasy surfaces, like floors, metal or plastic grading surfaces and catwalks.

  • Bending, twisting, lifting, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, height, longest interval of times.

  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, up onto equipment and catwalks.

  • Must be able to lift and control weights up to 75 lbs.

  • Must be able to handle temperatures from <0 to >110 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions.

  • Must be able to wear required safety equipment including self-containing breathing apparatus.

  • Must wear FR rated clothing as required.

  • 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 50lbs.

  • Responsible to move throughout the facility, reach vertical heights of up to 65’ to perform repairs, PM’s and monitors equipment in both open and confined spaces.

  • Willing and able to work around dust, feathers, animals, and various cleaning chemicals.

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.