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Perdue Farms, Inc. Technical Site Manager - Perry Cook in Perry, Georgia

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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.


Perdue Premium Prepared Foods Technical Site Manager is responsible for delivering increased site capacity with controlled cost through leadership, capital projects and most importantly continuous improvement. This position has responsibility for associate development, site engineering, utilities, safety, environmental, equipment reliability, maintenance budget and continuous improvement. Effectively works with senior site leadership to determine company needs, define strategic plans and assist in execution.

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the management of all site assets to provide a safe, efficient operation.

  • Ensure maintenance teams have an effective planned/preventive/predictive maintenance program is in place.

  • Manage technical resources with responsibility for continuous improvement activities.

  • Manage the operation and assets of the parts room.

  • Manage the operation of the utility areas and deliver reliable service at the least cost.

  • Manage site shutdown schedules and prioritize work efficiently and safely.

  • Responsible to establish clear connections points, synergies, and partnerships with Divisional Reliability Manager.

  • Responsible for Plant Maintenance Budget.

Key Responsibilities cont.


  • Responsible to establish clear connections points, synergies, and partnerships with divisional Engineering team.

  • Key contributor to site Masterplan and engineering steering committee

  • System Controls

  • Responsible for plant capital budget.

  • Partner with technical resources with responsibility for continuous improvement activities.

  • Manage the assets and upgrades for controls systems and ensure it is incorporated into the asset health program.

Key Responsibilities cont.


  • Work with site and corporate resources to ensure the transfer of best practices and standardization of environmental programs from across the division.

Technical/Professional Training

  • Work with divisional and corporate resources to ensure that an effective technical/professional training programs are implemented for associates.

  • Provide training and education opportunities for site associates that will drive the sustainability and improvement of reliability or engineering programs.

Experience & Educational Requirements

  • 4-year accredited Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred) with 10+ years experience in high paced manufacturing environment.

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Operations Management or Business preferred.

  • Multi-discipline experience with Manufacturing, R&M, Facilities, Utilities, Capital Planning, and Project Management.

  • TPM or related R&M Program knowledge, execution & adherence.

  • Definitive experience with RCA and associated CI Tools & Principles.

  • Experience in defining, tracking and affecting R&M related KPIs to include spend and labor management.

  • Thorough knowledge of good personnel practices and a proven track record in effective human relations.

  • High-level of analytical thinking and communication skills.

  • Outstanding organizational & time-management skills

  • A strong understanding of process, packaging, utilities, control, and power distribution systems.

  • A strong understanding of maintenance practices and risk management techniques.

Health, Safety & Quality Essentials

  • Proactively identify and resolve safety concerns under respective maintenance area of responsibility.

  • Observe and conform to all corporate EH&S guidelines and procedures.

  • Adhere to established Lockout/Tag-out Programs.

  • Actively participate in local plant’s safety program.

  • Follow all PPE guidelines as per the site’s regulations.

  • Maintain a clean, organized work environment within the maintenance parts room.

  • Conform to all ergonomic assessment requirements.

  • Comply to GMP and corporate quality SOP’s

  • Understanding of maintenance impact on plant’s Micro goals and support Micro prevention practices

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Position requires the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities.

  • Exposure 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 be able to climb vertical heights (0 – 150’) carrying tools and equipment (0 – 50 lbs.).

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

  • May need to move equipment occasionally.

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

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.