This position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to troubleshoot, repair and maintain a wide variety of farm machinery/equipment and irrigation systems. Takes on additional responsibility to train and/or oversee other employees who may be assisting with maintenance and/or fabrication work. At this level, this position should have a strong understanding for most all equipment/machinery and take a leadership role when the Farm Equipment Shop Manager is unavailable or on vacation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Operate as a highly skilled maintenance/fabrication technician with little to no training/direction needed to perform duties.
Work in an individual and unsupervised manner.
Ensures operation of equipment/machinery and irrigation systems by providing preventive maintenance procedures.
Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment for day-to-day operation as well as at peak times during planting or harvest windows.
Must maintain a mindset of controlling downtime in-order for the agriculture team to meet its goals and objectives.
Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening/looking for problems, and utilization of various measuring and testing instruments.
Read and interpret equipment manuals in-order to diagnose and repair or recommend to third-party providers.
Assist in maintaining the correct level of supplies, parts and tools for the shop.
Delivery of new or repaired equipment as needed.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment throughout the shop, and while completing work in the fields.
Ensuring that fluids and parts are disposed of properly.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Ability to occasionally move in food processing facilities, and in the farming fields. Ability to work outdoors. Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment. Ability to inspect equipment and product. Operating hand and power tools, working on equipment that is elevated or low to the ground. Must be able to move items weighing up to 70 lbs.
High School diploma or GED preferred.
Five to seven years of mechanic experience required.
Must have the ability to design and build custom parts and equipment related to Agri machinery.
Farm machinery/equipment experience preferred.
Diesl Mechanic and fabrication experience preferred.
Air Brake systems experience a plus.
Certified in welding a strong plus.
Must have the ability to change/rotate tires.
Must be skilled in all manner of machine/equipment repair, to include mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, troubleshooting.
Must be able to perform preventative and routine maintenance or learn quickly for a wide variety of machinery or equipment.
Able to drain and replace fluids, grease parts, and adjust/replace parts such as starters, batteries, etc.
While major rebuilds of things like engines and transmissions are generally handled by outside third-party providers, this position should be able to diagnose and recommend what is needed.
Able to replace parts, calibrate or replace irrigation equipment.
Should have a demonstrated understanding of irrigation systems or the ability to learn quickly.
Experience with pumps a strong plus.
Skilled at a variety of hand and power tools, meters, diagnostic tools, etc.
Ability to remove defective parts by dismantling equipment/machinery; using hoists, cranes and hand/power tools.
Skilled at examining form and texture of parts to determine ware.
Skilled in operating in a collaborative manner with a team attitude, while executing sound judgement and professionalism with farm managers and various farm personnel.
Must have the ability to be flexible and operate under stressful situations, have initiative and be results driven in-order to prevent down time for the agriculture team.
Must have a valid driver's license and a clean DMV record.
Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen, physical, and functional capacity exam.
Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California
Work life balance