Perdue Farms, Inc. MAINT MECHANIC A in Perry, Georgia

Description/Job Summary



Position Title: Class A Technician

Job Code: PFMN021H (22,23)

Location: Perry, GA

Department: Maintenance

Supervisor’s Title: Maintenance Supervisor

Supervisor's Name(s):

Normal Work Schedule

Note: The hours and days of work are established as needed by operations and at the direction of management and, while generally as shown below, may be changed (increased or decreased) by management as required.

Hours of Work: First of the week schedule is First Shift: 6:00 A.M. To 6:00 P.M. Sunday-Tuesday and 6 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Second Shift: 6:00 P.M. To 6:00 A.M. Sunday-Tuesday and 12:00 P.M. until 6 P.M. on Wednesday. Second

half of the week schedule will be First Shift: 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday and 6:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. Thursday – Saturday. Second shift will be 12:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday and 6:00 P.M.- 6:00 A.M. Thursday-Saturday. All schedules are at management’s

discretion and includes a 30 minute lunch break. Overtime may be scheduled as needed and directed by management.

Days of Work: Monday through Sunday, as scheduled by management and Holidays, if needed by operations and approved by management.


The minimum Formal Education preferred to be considered for this position is (indicated level and years of education and, if a degree is required, the major): High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

Two year Associate degree in Industrial Electrical or Maintenance is preferred.

Have ability to read and must have excellent analytical skills.

Specialized or technical knowledge, credentials or licensing required for the position include:

Ability to interpret an English measuring instrument. Identify different nuts / bolts and associate tools. Have operating knowledge of volt-ohm-amp meters and have a basic understanding of electrical control circuits. Ability to ARC and TIG weld and use

an acetylene torch. Must attain a RETA Electricity I Certification, and RETA Control theory & Fundamentals I certification. Hydraulic and pneumatic background also desirable.

The minimum number of Years and/or Months of Prior and Related experience preferred to be considered for this position is:



The overall purpose of this position, i.e., what it accomplishes at Perdue and/or why it exists is:

The purpose of a Class A Technician is to repair, install, maintain and adjust all equipment in assigned areas in a safe and productive manner.


Number of Associates Supervised: If exempt, indicate the Annual Dollar Value of:

Salaried: Payroll Budget:

Hourly: Capital Budget:

Total: Assets Managed:

Other Financial Impact::


Describe below the major responsibilities of this position which must be fulfilled with or without reasonable accommodations in order to

achieve the essential purpose of this position.

  1. Must have met all requirements of class B.

2 Complete formax school, and be able to perform most repairs on all Formax’s.

3 Must attain RETA Electricity I Certification.

  1. Must attain RETA Control theory & Fundamentals I certification.

  2. Show leadership & be able to train new maintenance associates, as well as, Class C or Class B technicians.

  3. Must be able to thread pipe.

  4. Must be proficient in all shop tools. (grinders, drill press, hydraulic press, etc)

  5. Must have full working knowledge of cooked plant equipment such as pack out machinery, grinders, blending equipment, scales, bagging equipment, spiral ovens, fryers, batter breader equipment.

  6. Perform duties as assigned by Maintenance Manager, Supervisor, Senior Technician.


Describe the decision-making authority of this position, the nature and extent of supervision available and the point at which higher approval is required.

Tasks are assigned daily; in addition, the associate is familiar with most control parameters and will be authorized to make adjustments on an individual basis commensurate with his / her demonstrated capabilities.


This position spends 0 % of a normal workweek supervising other Associates.

This position spends 10 % of a normal workweek training and developing other Associates.

This position spends 10 % of a normal workweek performing technical analyses and writing reports.

This position spends 100 % of a normal workweek in production or maintenance-related activities.


The enviromental factors and / or physical requirements of this position include the following:

Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy, floors which may include medal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval. Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or

stairs. Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity, also will require from time to time working outside, on roof, during all seasons of the year and temperatures associated with the seasons. Noise of

110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles. Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions

depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water ( 50 ppm, Ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant. Must use and / or wear protective

and safety equipment required for the job.


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.