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Manufacturing Systems Administrator

Draper Valley Farms

Draper Valley Farms

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company now in its second century of growth and innovation. We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies.


Interested in growing your career with Draper Valley Farms/Perdue Farms. Inc? We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Systems Administrator to join our team! We offer great benefits and managers that care about your career path! We train!

The Manufacturing Systems Senior Administrator position provides day-to-day plant systems support to plant and distribution center inventory control, warehouse management, product labeling, and other manufacturing systems components as they relate to processing plant operations, control and supply chain management systems. This position is also responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining operating system workstations and servers, including web servers, in support of business processing requirements. Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate support requirements. This position requires shared on-call time for non-scheduled work hours.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.
  • Schedules installations/upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established Manufacturing Systems policies and procedures.
  • Provides support for all information and manufacturing system operations activities (multi-shift), including computer and network operations, troubleshooting, data control/security, documentation, software version control, backup/recovery and system performance.
  • Demonstrates skills necessary to support all levels of supply chain applications, control, scaling/labeling, desk top computing and network. Assists with hardware/software and application specifications and selection.
  • Understands the hardware, software and applications from a users’ standpoint to ensure proper problem resolution. Monitors system performance, perform system checks, and develop/enforce procedures established for system use. Enforces Corporate manufacturing system admin, LAN admin, change management, asset management, security, technical standards, IT policy, procedure and best practices. Audits and reports non-compliance and remediation plans.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements training programs for plant mfg systems support associates.
  • Manages the implementing of hardware/software/application changes and additions. Ensures users are using system properly to maintain data integrity, security and recoverability. Assists in Project Management tasks. Participates in Manufacturing Systems problem reporting, project planning and corporate communication sessions.
  • Provides work direction and training to lower level associates. Helps with the hiring of Mfg Systems personnel, assigns personnel to projects and directs their activities.

Required Education and Experience

  • Associates degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronic Technology or Business Management
  • 5+ years related work experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Requires experience (or education) in microprocessor based equipment, Microsoft product knowledge on Server and Desktop Operating Systems, Voice/Data, Network Administration, Database Administration, and Unix or Linux operating systems.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronic Technology, Engineering or Business Management or related discipline.
  • Additional experience in manufacturing systems such as ComputerWay Food Systems, OSSID, Marel or Kronos Time and Attendance; project management experience and/or education.

Compensation Data

  • This position has a target pay range of $28 to $31 per hour and is eligible for comprehensive benefits.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • This is a physically active position requiring the ability to ambulate between facilities (plant, distribution center, feed mills, hatcheries, etc.) and to bend, stoop, and climb ladders to access equipment.
  • Ability to move equipment and supplies from one place to another (lifting up to 50 lbs.) is required.
  • When in manufacturing facilities environment, you will experience exposure to wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces, exposure 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 dbs. May be exposed to all chemicals found in poultry, food and processing plant.
  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

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.