Mechanical Technician

Adams Land & Cattle is seeking a skilled and versatile individual to oversee and execute the maintenance plan of our fully automated feed mill, including preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs.

This person will be responsible for:

Overseeing and executing the maintenance plan of the feed mill; conducting mill maintenance and repairs to minimize mill downtime, while also driving production and efficiency.
Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems, including motors, variable frequency drives, PLCs, instrumentation, sensors, and various control systems.
Interpreting basic electrical flows for troubleshooting control systems
Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining pneumatic and hydraulic systems, including pumps, valves, cylinders, and plumbing.
Proficiently using test equipment, such as voltmeters and amp meters.
Ensuring systems operate to meet quality regulations and are optimized for efficiency.
Monitoring efficiency and downtime reports to determine actions required to meet standards.
Ensuring all mill and flaker inspections are completed to meet timelines.
Completing all necessary documentation and work orders, in addition to quality and production logs and end of day paperwork.
Becoming a go to person or feed mill authority on a majority of the mill, flaker, and boiler operations and procedures.
Maintaining a projects list on a weekly basis in order to schedule repair days.
Organizing and maintaining the mill and flaker inventories so parts and supplies are on hand.
Serving as a mentor and lead for the Mill Assistants
Supporting feedlot personnel as needed for maintaining and repairing facilities around the lot.
Operating various welding and torch equipment.
Actively seeking ways to improve efficiency and cost savings.
Working closely with all levels of the organization.
Serving as the on-call contact for nights and weekends; responding to emergency or high priority work which may, on occasion, be outside of normal working hours.
Skills and qualifications:

Mechanical interest and aptitude.
Electrical interest and aptitude a plus.
Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and water systems experience.
Welding experience, knowledge, and skills.
Experience with PLCs a plus.
Exhibits mentoring and leadership skills.
Commitment to safety and quality culture.
Excellent verbal communication
Self-starter and ability to work independently
Ability to use analytical techniques for problem solving, coordination, and decision making.
Driven, organized, action-oriented, analytical, and able to multi-task.
Individual must be team oriented.
Technical / Vocational degree is preferred.
Proven professional communication and customer service skills.

This position requires:

Exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally; 25-50 pounds of force frequently; 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.
Valid Driver’s License.

$20.00-$24.00 per hour $5,000 Hiring Bonus Comprehensive Benefits which begin on Day 1 of employment (including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, bonus plan, company match 401(k), and more!)

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