compensation: DOE employment type: full-time job title: Mechanic
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Ensures proper operation of machinery by performing preventative maintenance and repair of all rolling stock and implements in the feedyard. Equipment included: Commodity trailers, cattle trucks, feed trucks, water trucks, tractors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
Removes defective parts by dismantling devices, using hoists, and various hand/power tools.
Completes preventative maintenance requirements such as oil, filter, lube and grease for rolling stock including feed trucks, tractors, and other heavy equipment.
Complete work orders on all repairs detailing parts, work completed, and time spent on repairs.
Welding repair as needed, but not required
Maintains shop appearance by disposing of trash, putting away supplies/tools, sweeping, etc…
Fill out and complete a daily checklist including preventive maintenance items.
Complies with all applicable safety rules and policies.
Assist the other crews with maintenance and repair issues when needed (Feeding, Mill, Hospital, Processing)
Other tasks or duties as required
Knowledge of vehicle mechanics and heavy equipment including diesel engines.
Basic knowledge of email; Spreadsheet software and Database software.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Must be able to drive and operate equipment (trucks, loaders, tractors, etc.)
Must be responsible and trustworthy
Flexibility to work longer than normal schedule (earlier or later)
Excellent safety skills and awareness needed
Must be a team player
Typical Physical Requirements
Mostly very heavy work requiring exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally
Requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
Person subject to both inside & outside weather conditions including extreme cold, heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oil, and may have to wear a respirator in certain instances
Other Heavy Equipment
Keep up with all rolling stock maintenance and preventative maintenance
Maintain all necessary records of preventative maintenance
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