Maintenance Mechanic

Perdue Farms | Salisbury, MD

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Posted Date 6/05/2021

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic at the Edible Oil Refinery in Salisbury, MD. This position will be responsible for ensuring continuous oil refinery operations by performing assigned maintenance duties within scope of class to include but not limited to equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, emergency breakdowns and equipment failure, boiler operations and water softener system operations.

The schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Perform routine preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment, boilers, and water softener equipment. Diagnose failures to mechanical equipment and make repairs. Rebuild mechanical equipment. Perform pipefitting and pump and valve repairs. Compile and complete paperwork relative to repairs to include but not limited to work orders, time cards, and job cards. Perform all work within safety guidelines established by local, state, and federal agencies as well as company policies.

Minimum Education

  • High School or equivalent
  • Advanced Technical or Maintenance training preferred

Experience Requirements

4 plus years. Reading, writing and analytical skills are required. Must have all personal tools at all times and be able to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment. Requires knowledge of math that relates to performing maintenance activities. Able to make correct calculations when completing mechanical, electrical or electronic maintenance repairs. Able to verify dimensions and diagrams for assembly, disassembly and troubleshooting purposes. Able to determine clearance of parts to ensure conformance to specification using precision measuring instruments. Valid driver's license.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the Oil Refinery facility to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying equipment or tools (50-100 pounds). Exposed to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (SDS sheets available). Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self contained breathing apparatus.

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.

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