Farm Mechanic - Service Technician

   

 

Department: Farm Shop
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Fort Valley, Georgia
Education Requirement: Experience working as diesel mechanic
Minimum Experience: Diesel mechanic, heavy equip, farm work
Apply By: December 31, 2018
Posted: October 02, 2013

Job Description:

SUMMARY Farm Mechanic Pay Rate Depend on Experience. Position is full time with benefits. This worker will service, maintain, and repair farm equipment as well as smaller lawn and garden tractors. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Service, maintain, and repair farm equipment. • Specialized training in electronics and hydraulics is a plus. • During planting and harvesting seasons, travel to farms to make emergency repairs to minimize delays in farm operations. • Perform preventive maintenance. • Test, adjust, clean, and tune engines to keep them in proper working order. • Hydraulic maintenance, or clutch and transmission repair. • Properly diagnose and resolve any issues/problems on all types of equipment, from vehicles to farm equipment and small engines. Work on and operate all types of farm and construction equipment. • Maintain organization and cleanliness of shop. • Dependable and punctual, work weekends and be on call. • Welding and Fabrication skills a plus. • Perform repairs and daily task in timely manner and according to priority. WORKING CONDITIONS Work in well ventilated, lighted, and heated repair shop. Also work outside in weather. Handle greasy and dirty parts and may stand or lie in awkward positions to repair vehicles and equipment. Often lift heavy parts and tools and handle various agricultural chemicals and solutions. Minor cuts, burns, and bruises are common. Hours of work vary according to the season of the year. During planting and harvesting seasons, often work 6 or 7 days a week, 10 to 12 hours daily. Complete task in safe and timely manner. Work as a team in demanding environment. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE / SKILLS CDL (Class A) a plus! Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not necessary. Clean driver’s license for past 3 years. Experience working as a diesel mechanic, mobile heavy equipment mechanic, or automotive mechanic. Prior experience in farm work. Aptitude needed to handle tools and equipment. Strength is required to lift, move, or hold heavy parts in place. Good problem-solving skills. Able to work independently with minimal supervision. Own your own hand tools. Communicate clearly. Ability to read and understand equipment manuals, parts specifications, etc. Ability to communicate work instructions. Establish effective working relationships. Flexible and understand how priorities change throughout the day and be able to respond as needed. Hours – Approximately 7am until 5pm Days – Monday through Friday however hours may increase based on season Send resume to hr@lanepacking.com or fax it to 478-827-1616

Skills Required:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE / SKILLS CDL (Class A) a plus! Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not necessary. Clean driver’s license for past 3 years. Experience working as a diesel mechanic, mobile heavy equipment mechanic, or automotive mechanic. Prior experience in farm work. Aptitude needed to handle tools and equipment. Strength is required to lift, move, or hold heavy parts in place. Good problem-solving skills. Able to work independently with minimal supervision. Own your own hand tools. Communicate clearly. Ability to read and understand equipment manuals, parts specifications, etc. Ability to communicate work instructions. Establish effective working relationships. Flexible and understand how priorities change throughout the day and be able to respond as needed.

 


 

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