Farm Mechanic

Fort Valley, GA 31030

Posted: 04/17/2019 Industry: Agriculture Job Number: 60765 Pay Rate: 30000 - 40000

Farm Mechanic-Service Technician/Agriculture

SUMMARY

Pay Rate Depends 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.

Schedule: Approximately Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 5 PM (Hours may increase)

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.

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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