Powerwasher (Paxton, NE)

Maschhoff West LLC Paxton , NE 69155

Posted 4 days ago

The Maschhoffs, the largest family-owned hog production network in North America, is currently hiring a Power Washer at the Paxton, NE Truck Wash.

Job Duties & Accountabilities

Typical Duties of a Power washer include:

  • Flush the inside of a livestock trailer using a 1" high volume hose.

  • Power wash the entire trailer including gates, ramps, ceilings, I-beams and floors with a turbo tip power washer.

  • Inspects the truck/trailers for cleanliness and any defects that may affect the safety of the animals and reports any defects to the Truck wash Supervisor.

  • Complies with all company requirements on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Reports all accidents and/or work related injuries (regardless of severity) to the appropriate manager including Safety Team. Effectively communicates with team members and managers.

  • Effectively communicates with team members and managers.

  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

Work Environment

  • Personnel may spend 20% to 40% of their time outdoors exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.

  • Personnel may spend 80% to 90% of their time kneeling or stooping over.

  • Personnel may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, tight schedules, and other stresses related to washing large commercial motor vehicle.

  • While washing, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels that may be higher than those typically experienced in normal conditions.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required


No experience required. One year power washing experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of:

  • Bio-Security precautions relating to pork production facilities.

  • Transport power washer SOP.

  1. Skill in:

  • Washing equipment with high powered washers

  • Hooking/unhooking various commercial Trucks/trailer units raise and lower the landing gear, operate the 5th wheel release lever.

  • Climbing ladders of different design to access locations.

  • Manually handling material and equipment requiring a lifting/handling force up to 50-75 pounds.

  1. Ability to:

  • Lift & pulling up to 50 to 75 pounds

  • Ability to handle exposure dust, noise, odors, and temperature extremes.

  • Operate power washer

  • Stand / stoop and remain alert for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours with a 1 hour break.

  • Perform squatting, kneeling, bending and climbing during the wash process.

  • Properly enter and exit the vehicle's 10 to 20 times per day. Trailer exit and entry is achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds.

  • Use a shovel to move and/or clean a load of material.

  • Occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level, and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls.

  • Spend at least 10% of the day standing and 90% of the day working on surfaces such as concrete, metal and on slippery and wet surfaces.

Physical Demands

Activity Percent of time

Under 20% 20% to 40% 41% to 70% Over 70%

Visual Activity ( Seeing )


Hearing *


Speaking *




Heavy Lifting


Manual Dexterity








  • Includes on telephone
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