Opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined individual with a high aptitude in mechanics. At times, individuals may be required to assist in other areas.
This person is responsible for:
-Working safely in the shop and feedlot environments by following all company safety guidelines.
-Working with the Machine Services / Lot Maintenance teams on a diverse range of projects from build, to repair, rebuild, and retrofit of production assets, including feedlot facilities (processing, feed mill, fencing, water and sprinkler systems) and equipment (feed and straight trucks, heavy equipment, tractors).
-Performing skilled work in welding, cutting, shaping, and machining accurately and precisely by using welding and machining equipment.
-Assembling, fabricating/machining, and repairing parts to specifications, including measuring mechanical fits, welding parts, and machining parts.
-Setting up, adjusting, and operating the following welding equipment: Arc and MIG welders.
-Setting up, adjusting, and operating the following machining equipment: mills and lathes.
-Using project plans, blue prints, job specifications, and design sketches to ensure proper dimensions and tolerance levels of finished product.
-Inspecting and testing final product for conformance to quality standards and/or blueprint specifications.
-Performing related material handling duties.
-Coordinating the ordering of required welding materials, such as rods, gas, and metals.
-Maintaining accurate parts usage and/or other records.
-Cleaning and maintaining the shop work area.
-Cleaning and performing preventative maintenance (PM) and general repairs on utilized welding/machining equipment.
-Communicating with engineering, supervisory, production services, and feedlot personnel to effectively exchange technical information.
-Responding to emergency or high priority work which may, on occasion, be outside of normal working hours.
-Recognizing that weather conditions may require change in activities and that cattle comfort is first and foremost regarding this activity.
-Evaluating current processes/procedures to recommend changes/modifications for improvements.
Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:
-Commitment to safety and quality culture.
-Welding certificate or a minimum of two years welding experience with Arc and MIG welders required.
-Machining certificate or a minimum of two years machining experience, such as late, milling machine, drill press, band saw, and any machinist related hand tools required.
-Electrical, hydraulic, and water system experience preferred.
-Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, welding symbols and geometric tolerance/dimensioning.
-Experience with precision measurement and calibration, including measuring fits of mating parts.
-Basic mathematical skills.
-High attention to detail.
-Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.
-Ability to work with others to gather and share information and creatively solve challenging problems.
-Excellent verbal communication.
-Vocational/technical diploma/certificate preferred, but may substitute diploma/certificate with applicable experience.
This position requires:
-Exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally, 25-50 pounds of force frequently, and 10-20 pounds of force constantly. Standing, sitting, walking, carrying, and lifting/lowering frequently; pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, reaching/handling/grasping, and kneeling/crouching occasionally; crawling and stairs rarely.
-Standing in place continuously for at least 4-6 hours during the workday.
-Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, if needed.
Eligible for up to a $5,000 Hiring Bonus