Perdue Farms, Inc. Maintenance Refrigeration Lead in Gainesville, Georgia
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.
Forbes has named Perdue Farms a "Best Employer for Diversity" in 2020. We've been featured on the list two years in a row, and we're honored that Forbes recognizes our commitment to diversity and inclusion!
The Gainesville, G.A. production facility is a fully-cooked, ready-to-eat, further processing facility within the Premium Prepared Foods division (no birds). We create products for consumers, retailers, and foodservice customers around the globe.
Maintains, repairs, rebuilds and adjusts refrigeration, boiler and compressed air equipment in areas of responsibility by analyzing, calibrating, replacing, repairing or rebuilding all equipment and machinery within established guidelines. In a senior and/or lead position, provides work direction and training to lower level operators and/or technicians. Must have all required personal tools and have the ability to learn to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment. Must be able to work swing shifts.
Sign On Bonus and Retention Bonus ($1,000.00)
Competitive Pay & Overtime
Excellent Benefits & 401k Options
Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off
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Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Troubleshoots and repairs any problems in the refrigeration area plus any refrigeration equipment in the production area including air compressors.Operates and maintains all refrigeration equipment.Reads, interprets and understands manufacturers' equipment manuals, preventative maintenance (PM) sheets and safety policies and fills out and completes work sheets and machine check lists.Adjusts all machines to operate at established performance standards.Provides work direction and training to lower level operators and/or technicians.Works independently when called upon for mechanical trouble shooting and repair of the refrigeration department equipment or its related production equipment.Performs emergency shutdown, startups, reset and restart failed equipment and put all systems back on line.Must wear personal protective equipment as position requires and perform job duties within established company OSHA safety procedures including Lockout/Tagout.
High school or equivalent.
4 plus years. Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) and Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) certification. Familiarization and maintenance, Process Safety Management (PSM), respirator training, confined space entry and other safety programs. Must have all required personal tools and have the ability to learn to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment. Must be able to read and use dial gauges, micrometers, etc. in the alignment of motors, pumps, etc. experience in ammonia or Freon refrigeration, boiler operations and compressed air.
Reading and analytical skills preferred.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
When in a plant environment:Exposure primarily 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 dust, feathers and all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm.Able to stand for several hours.Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.
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.