Employment

Farm Mechanic/General Farm Worker (Durand)

Looking to hire a farm mechanic on a large custom heifer raising operation. Full-time position with benefits. Paid weekly. Wage based on experience. Monday – Saturday. Hours per day vary by time of year and some Sundays might be required to work during planting and harvesting or during bad weather (snow).

Job Duties:

  • Maintains and repairs machinery such as silage trucks, payloader, skid steers, tractors, and other farm vehicles
  • Cleans and lubricates equipment
  • Performs routine maintenance
  • Readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations
  • Watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure equipment/machines are working properly
  • Operates trucks to haul manure and silage
  • Operates tractor to pack silage during hay and corn harvests
  • Operates skid steers to clean barns
  • Relief feeder as needed (must be able to learn EZ Feed software program)
  • Yard maintenance such as fixing gates and curtains, repairing fences, emptying garbage, cleaning shop, etc.)
  • Pressure washes farm equipment
  • Mow lawn and weed eat (also includes spraying weeds and minor yard work)
  • Plow/shovels snow

Skills/Requirements:

  • Welding experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to complete work orders in a timely manner maintaining high quality standards
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools
  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to managers
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area
  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for the entire workday
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holidays
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment