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Farm Mechanic

  • Location: Waterloo, Iowa

    Date Posted: 6/24/2020

    Type of Employment: Full-Time

    AgStaff is a progressive seed corn, commercial corn, soybean, and hog farm based in Northeast Iowa. The farm has been early adopters of leading-edge technologies that improve the efficiency, quality, and overall effectiveness of processes.  Core values characterize how the farm lives and conducts business daily. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    MAINTENANCE

    • Maintain and adhere to a preventive maintenance schedule for all vehicles and machines.
    • Be responsible for keeping all vehicles and machines clean inside and out.
    • Perform routine vehicle inspections and ensure compliance with all DOT regulations.
    • Rigorously and thoroughly prepare all equipment for future seasonal work to minimize in-season repairs.
    • Assist with management of precision farming technology deployment and data capture management.
    • Maintain safety features on all portable equipment and the shop, including warning labels, slow-moving vehicle signs, PTO shields, gravity stops, etc. and help eliminate farm hazards as they are discovered or reported.

    ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT

    • Work with Operations Manager to keep the shop schedule and farm schedule on target.
    • Maintain equipment files, including records of all performance of maintenance and repairs for each piece of equipment.
    • Keep thorough records of time allocation by job and submit them regularly to the office for billing.
    • Provide all receipts to the office with appropriate enterprise coding daily.
    • Keep the shop and parts room clean and organized.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Perform fieldwork and other general farm work, as necessary.
    • Operate feed mill, when needed, to minimize downtime.
    • Assist the off-loading of supplier deliveries.
    • Be safe, and consider the safety of others.
    • Obtain a Class A CDL.
    • Obtain and annually renew pesticide applicators certification.
    • Own tools not required.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 2-year degree preferably in Ag-Power or Diesel Truck Technology
    • Valid drivers license and no SR-22 insurance
    • Previous experience operating farm equipment, preferably including a Class A CDL
    • Previous experience working on diesel trucks
    • Attentive to detail, self-motivated, organized and able to work without direct supervision
    • Plans thoroughly and makes sound decisions
    • Honest, trustworthy, and passionate
    • Effective communications and writing skills
    • Listens to others and builds relationships to foster teamwork.
    • Thirst for knowledge!

    We offer a competitive hourly wage based on experience and qualifications, group health, dental and vision insurance, flex system cafeteria plan, 401k retirement plan, and life insurance.

    If you want to work with a growing and dynamic organization, please apply online.

How to Apply:

1. Apply Online

Apply Online

2. Call or Email:

319-296-2255
info@lanehaven.com

3. Mail Resume

Mail to:
AgStaff, Inc.
7502 Hammond Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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