Plant Electrician

Perdue Farms | Milford, DE

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Posted Date 3/12/2020
Description

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.

Summary

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

  • Generate work orders as necessary repairs are discovered.
  • 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.
  • Diagnose repairs to circuit board level.
  • Read and understand electrical schematic diagrams.
  • Respond to emergency breakdowns during both on and off duty hours, to ensure operations continue on a 24 hour a day basis.
  • 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

  • Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy floors which may include metal 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. Noise exposure 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 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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