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:

Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems, including motors, variable frequency drives, PLC’s, instrumentation, sensors, and various control systems.

Interpreting basic electrical flows for troubleshooting control systems

Performing electrical work, including attachment of machines to electrical circuits.

Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining pneumatic and hydraulic systems, including pumps, valves, cylinders, and plumbing.

Conducting mill maintenance and repairs to minimize mill downtime, while also driving production and efficiency.

Becoming a “go to” person or “feed mill authority” on a majority of the mill, flaker, and boiler operations and procedures.

Proficiently using test equipment, such as voltmeters and amp meters.

Ensuring systems operate to meet quality regulations and are optimized for efficiency.

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.

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.

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.

Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and water systems experience.

Welding experience, knowledge, and skills.

Experience with PLC’s 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.

Physical requirements:

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

Compensation Details:

$25.00-$30.00 per hour

$5,000 Hiring Bonus

Comprehensive Benefits Package which begins on Day 1 of employment (including: medical, dental, vision, bonus plan, paid time off, company match 401(k), and more!).

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