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Union Electrician

Date:  Nov 24, 2019

Chesapeake, VA, US, 23324

Req ID:  1507
Job Function:  Production

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.


Performs assigned electrical duties within scope of classification to include equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, emergency breakdown and equipment failure.  We are looking for someone with proven Industrial Electrical experience, 3 phase required.

Schedule will require flex shift nights and weekends

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on electrical equipment
  • PLC wiring and trouble shooting
  • Diagnosing failures to electrical equipment and making repairs
  • Rebuilding electrical equipment
  • Fabricating conduit
  • Compiling and completing paperwork relative to repairs to include but not limited to work orders, time cards and job cards
  • Responding to calls after hours and on weekends to repair electrical equipment and power failures
Minimum Education
  • High school graduate or GED preferred
  • Technical training in 3 phase industrial electrical repairs preferred
  • PLC wiring and trouble shooting experience
Experience Requirements
  • 0 - 3 years experience.  Reading, writing, math and analytical skills.  Basic knowledge of safety programsStrong motor controls troubleshooting skillsAn understanding of standard software applications


Experience Preferred
  • Advanced technical electrical training
  • Virginia State Journeymen’s License is preferred
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, working with arms above shoulder level. Able to move freely throughout the AgriBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying tools and equipment (0 – 50 pounds), Exposure to temperatures (0 - 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db), grain dust, and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).Must be able to wear protective equipment as required. May be required to travel to other remote AgriBusiness facilities.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads