The Maintenance Mechanic will diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, trucks, irrigation quads, tractor implements and small motors.
Duties/Responsibilities: Typical essential functions include but are not limited to those listed below.
- Inspect vehicles or other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.
- Reassemble machines and equipment following repair; test operation; and make adjustments as necessary
- Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
- Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools
- Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
- Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools.
- Record details of repairs made, and parts used.
- Calculate bills according to record of repairs made, labor time, and parts used.
- Repair bent or torn sheet metal.
- Clean and lubricate parts.
- Tune or overhaul engines.
- Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools.
- Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions. Install and repair agricultural irrigation, plumbing, and sprinkler systems.
- Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, trucks, irrigation quads, tractor implements and small motors.
- Perform other related duties as required
Work Environment / Physical Requirements
Farm equipment mechanics handle greasy and dirty parts and may stand or lie in awkward positions to repair vehicles and equipment. They often lift heavy parts and tools and handle various agricultural chemicals and solutions. Minor cuts, burns, and bruises are common, but serious accidents can be avoided when the shop is kept clean and orderly and safety practices observed.
- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Class C Driver’s license to operate Company vehicles, Class B or CDL a plus.
- Applicant must have a valid driver’s license
- Be able to comply with Federal and State Vehicle records
- Must have good organizational skills and able to work independently and on schedule.
- Be able to maintain a clean and safe maintenance area according to OSHA Guidelines
- Must have knowledge in both diesel and gas engines
- 2 to 3 years experience in mechanic field.