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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Pay Range $27-$38/hr plus shift premium, monthly bonus, and great benefits.

As an Electro-Mechanical Technician, you will be directly involved in the Reliability and Maintenance of the equipment and processes we use to produce our great tasting sausage. You will conduct daily maintenance activities, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues, and communicate with other members to help Johnsonville to become the “Best Company in the World.”

Apply online at https://careers.johnsonville.com/us/en/job/47130/Electro-Mechanical-Technician-3rd-Shift.

Telecom Electronic Technician II

Location: Topeka, KS, US, 66546

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

Job Location: Topeka
Other Potential Locations: Topeka, KS
Anticipated Start Date: 04/18/2022
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range: Monthly rate is approx. $7,066/month, with an average annual salary of $84,794.

All communication with applicants will be done via email. Please check your email on a daily basis.

Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.

What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

be treated with dignity and respect.
have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.


At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approaching one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure. Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency.


Install, repair and maintain all Telecommunications equipment including, but not limited to: Radios, Digital Microwave (MW), and Radio Frequency (RF) Data Link Equipment. Additional responsibilities include:


Install, assemble, repair, adjust, test, and maintain telecommunications equipment such as wired and wireless telecommunications systems devices, microwave, automatic equipment identification (AEI) systems, IP Networks, VoIP, Cameras, Radio Frequency (RF) Communications systems, Voice & Data communications, front and end of train devices, and soldering electrical/electronic components.
Problem Resolution: Troubleshoot to component level; work with IT help desk to resolve trouble tickets and work orders for internal/external customers.
Recordkeeping: Record repairs in Repair Tracking System via computer; provide log history of Train Control System, as needed.

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties.


Extreme all-weather conditions
Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces
Safety sensitive work environment
Loud noise and fumes
Work on and around heavy and moving machinery


Full-time – 6 days a week (5 regular working days (40 hrs/wk) and one on-call day)
Subject to on-call (24/6), overtime, alternate shifts, nights, weekends, holidays
Shift assignments are governed by union agreement, typically based on seniority


Headquartered location with travel and work within assigned seniority region sometimes for extended time


• 18 years of age or older
• HS diploma or GED
• BNSF is a drug-free company; employees are subject to random drug tests
• Willing to submit to a background review
• Available to work in geographic area indicated
• Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
• Able to work indoors primarily at a work bench, equipment bay, installation garage or Radio Frequency (RF) transmission facility and outdoors in all weather conditions
• Available to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) subject to overtime, on-call (24:7), alternating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays.
• Available to travel to/around designated seniority region and remain on set for extended time
• Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs unassisted

• Able to visually distinguish colors – red, blue, green, yellow​​​​
• Possess a valid state issued driver’s license

• Able to perform soldering work

• Able to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic diagrams and schematics
• 2 years minimum of verifiable electronics experience or post-high school training
• Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
• Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb on/off equipment; work on top of locomotives and other equipment
• Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time; and use hand tools
• Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment

Training: Company-paid on-the-job.

Relocation: Assistance not available.

Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Travel: Moderate.

Shifts/Hours: Full-time, subject to overtime, on-call, alternating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays.

Union & Dues: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Dues: Per union agreement; membership and dues required.


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.

Criminal history
Last 7 years of driving history
Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
Social Security number

Medical evaluation
Drug Screen
Other elements as needed


BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives. From the onset, BNSF’s goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families.

Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination. Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings. The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to BNSF, could be upheld in court in the near future. If this happens, BNSF employees would be required to be vaccinated.

Apply online at https://jobs.bnsf.com/job-invite/79270/.

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.

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

Apply online at www.adamslandandcattle.com/careers.

Lot Maintenance Assistant – $2,500 Hiring Bonus

This person will be responsible for:

Operating, maintaining, and repairing environmental sprinkler systems.
Maintaining and repairing feedlot fences and steel structures that sustain optimum cattle welfare and containment.
Maintaining and repairing water tanks and main lines.
Ensuring quality and efficient fabrication for new construction.
Supporting Machining Services activities.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

Mechanical interest and aptitude.
Welding experience, knowledge, and skills.
Any electrical, hydraulic, and water systems experience.
Commitment to safety and quality culture.
Ability to use analytical techniques for problem solving, coordination, and decision making.
Driven, organized, action-oriented, analytical, and ability to multi-task.
High attention to detail.
Individual must be team oriented.
Proven professional communication, presentation, and customer service skills.

This position requires:

Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
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, pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, reaching/handling/grasping and kneeling/crouching frequently; crawling and stairs occasionally.
Valid Driver’s License.

Apply online at https://www.adamslandandcattle.com/careers/. 

Maintenance Team Leader 3rd Shift

Position Overview:
As a Maintenance Team Leader, you will lead, motivate, drive results, and facilitate learning for a team of maintenance members to achieve the plant’s maintenance and reliability goals. You will manage daily maintenance activities, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues, set priorities for your team, and communicate with other maintenance and plant leaders.

• Lead, coach, and mentor a team of highly skilled Electro-Mechanical Technicians
• Ensure planned work schedules, preventive maintenance schedules, and all maintenance responsibilities are completed on time and to standard
• Set work priorities and provide direction to maintenance members
• Drive your team to accomplish reliability initiatives, including:
o Use Root Cause Analysis to find the cause of problems and issues
o Lead and provide input to PM Optimizations
o Implement and utilize predictive maintenance technologies
o Conduct Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
• Track and analyze team’s maintenance performance metrics to drive improvement
• Develop relationships and communication with Maintenance and other Department Leaders
• Identify technical skill gaps and develop members to meet those needs
• Drive innovation and problem-solving within the team and entire maintenance department
• Build team chemistry and participation
• Create an environment that makes Johnsonville the Best Place to Work
• Create a culture of safety and ensure maintenance members are working safely
• Research parts required for work orders and repairs
• Assist with continuous improvement and capital projects, especially those related to equipment and processes
• Act as the point of contact for plant maintenance during your assigned shift
• All other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Coordinator

• Associate’s Degree / Technical Diploma in Industrial Maintenance Technology or other technical discipline (Experience and knowledge will be considered for internal candidates)
• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline a plus

• At least 4 years of industrial maintenance experience (food industry experience a plus)
• Technical team leadership experience is preferred
• Certificates or training in Maintenance Management a plus

Skills and Competencies:
• Demonstrated electrical and mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills
• Commitment to personal growth and a proven ability to coach and mentor others to higher levels of responsibility and skills
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Strong decision making and prioritization skills to manage multiple tasks at a time
• Highly motivated self-starter with the drive to achieve results
• Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP (or equivalent CMMS software), and Viziya (or equivalent maintenance scheduling software)

Compensation: $32-$39/hour plus shift premium. Great benefits including monthly bonus based on company performance.

Apply online at https://careers.johnsonville.com/us/en/job/46512/Maintenance-Team-Leader-Third-Shift. 

Electro-Mechanical Technician 2nd Shift

Position Overview:
As an Electro-Mechanical Technician, you will be directly involved in the Reliability and Maintenance of the equipment and processes we use to produce our great tasting sausage. You will conduct daily maintenance activities, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues, and communicate with other members to help Johnsonville to become the “Best Company in the World.”

• Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems on all equipment in the plant (including some utility equipment)
• Apply Route Cause Analysis and problem-solving techniques to understand why equipment failure occurred and to improve performance and prevent future problems
• Complete assigned work on time and to standard
• Perform preventive maintenance work to prevent equipment failure
• Utilize predictive maintenance technology to predict equipment failure before it happens
• Develop healthy working relationships with other maintenance members and with production members throughout the plant to work together as a team
• Work on technical and maintenance projects (machining, fabrication, capital projects, outside contractors)
• Assist with new equipment installation or equipment relocation
• Enter and track all maintenance work in SAP
• Be a part of teams that discuss issues and implement ideas to improve the reliability and productivity of plant
• Prioritize safety and be a part of the plant’s safety culture
• Research parts required for work orders and repairs
• Maintain all work areas in a neat and orderly fashion

• Technical Diploma in Industrial Maintenance Technology or other technical discipline

• At least 2 years of industrial maintenance experience
• Preferred:
o Certifications or training in mechanical or electrical systems
o Experience with low and high voltage electrical systems
o Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
o Knowledge of conveyors, motors, bearings, gearboxes

Skills and Competencies:
• Demonstrated electrical and mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills
• Commitment to personal development and willingness to continue learning
• Ability to take ownership of one’s work
• Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Organizational and prioritization skills
• Highly motivated self-starter with the drive to achieve results
• Computer skills required; proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP (or equivalent CMMS software)
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Must be able to work in varying temperature conditions, both cold and hot

Compensation: $27-$38/hour plus shift premium. Great benefits as well including monthly bonus based on company performance.

Apply online at https://careers.johnsonville.com/us/en/job/46511/Electro-Mechanical-Technician-2nd-Shift. 

Machine Operators – Oil and Gas Industry Leader

We are looking for mechanically inclined people for openings as Machine Operators in Lawrence. This is a direct hire job with a global leader in the oil and gas sector. This company has revenues exceeding $30 billion per year, operations in over 100 countries, 90,000 employees, founded in 1926. Incredible benefit package starts on day one of employment.

Good mechanical skills and or mechanical aptitude is what we are looking for. People who like to work with their hands, tools and work with state of the art machinery. Many employees have been with this company for 10-20+ years.

This job requires you to stand on your feet for the majority of the shift. Including overtime before taxes you can make $6500-$6800 per month + benefits. 40 hours + 20 hours of overtime is required working over a 6 day period. Openings on 2nd and 3rd shift NOW.

The job is running machines that put various types of coatings on electrical wire used in the oil fields to power submersible pumps. There is a lot of opportunity with this global leader, this is your chance to get your foot into the door.

Mechanical Aptitude

Verbal and written skills

Problem solving skills

Basic math skills

Computer skills

High School diploma or equivalent

Positions require passing a Hair Follicle Test, a Urinalysis Drug Screen, a Criminal Background Check and Education Verification

Excellent Benefits start on day one of employment. 40 hours + 20 hours of mandatory overtime.

2nd Shift pays $21.71 + $1.00 = $22.71

3rd Shift pays $21.71 + $1.50 = $23.21

Excellent benefits below start on DAY ONE of your employment:

o Medical

o Prescription

o Vision

o Dental

o Life insurance

o AD&D

o Disability

o Long Term Care

o Savings & Profit Sharing Plan (co. matches IOO% of first 6%)

o Discounted Stock Purchase Plan

o Legal Assistance & Financial Counseling Services

o Vacation accrue 3 weeks per year

o Holidays 8 holidays & 2 personal days ++ more (see benefit brochure)

o Annual voucher for Steel Toed Shoes

o Uniforms provided at no cost

o Biweekly pay

APPLY ASAP! Go online at https://www.adeccousa.com/jobs/machine-operators-lawrence-kansas/?ID=US_EN_99_115787_1892405 OR Send resume to tim.martin@adeccona.com. 

Maintenance Technician

Facilities Maintenance Tech – 12 hour Days 7am-7pm

Position Overview: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of all mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic functions. This is a key position with opportunity for training, development, and career growth.


Inspect and repair mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems on thermoforming equipment.
Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
Locate parts required for repairs or projects.
Stay recognizant of all work performed on machines and machine performance.
Maintain neat and orderly shop areas and areas as jobs are done at machines.
Assume control of machine when a situation arises which has potential for personal injury or rapid deterioration of machine.
Insure a safe and healthy work environment for department personnel.
Monitor group and coach as needed.
Complete work assigned by Shift Lead or Leadership Group.
Communicate activities with Group Leadership and other members of the department.
Obtain parts on a daily basis as well as emergency cases.
Assist in other departments as requested by Leadership Group.
Continue education and training to stay current with job requirements.
Wear proper PPE for task at all times.
Maintain PPE and company tools. Maintain and enforce all HAACP, GMP, Safety rules, department rules, and department guidelines.

$25-35/hour + Shift Differential; $600 Bonus at 6 months; Profit Share Bonus 

Apply online at berryglobal.com/careers or on Indeed for Machine Maintenance. 

Industrial Technician/Production Support

Assembly and calibration of manufacturing equipment, both in the plant and in the field. Travel 20-30% of time. Provide troubleshooting support to customers by phone and in the field. Assist with various production activities including: assembly, testing, calibration, inventory control, shipping and receiving.

Starting wage $18 – 20 per hour, Employee Health Insurance including dental, 401K, paid holidays and vacation. Request an application by email at: margaret.rebant@preciamolen.com or in person at 2343 184th Road, Sabetha, Kan. 66534.

Maintenance and Repair Technician

Maintains, repairs, and overhauls school buses and other company vehicles. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of maintenance tasks. May direct the work of others. Works under general supervision with some latitude for independent judgment. May assist in training less experienced technicians or new employees.
Major Responsibilities
1. Repairs and maintains school buses and other company vehicles while adhering to FMCSA guidelines.
2. Inspects and tests equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction or breakdown.
3. Inspects, tests, and aligns bus lights and wheels and maintains electrical systems and controls. Balances wheels to minimize wear on tires and rotates wheels at prescribed mileage intervals. Tunes up engine to maintain combustion control standards. Adjusts equipment to standards set by state DOT for motor vehicle inspections and safety standards.
4. Disassembles, inspects, and replaces worn or broken parts. Fixes and adjusts new or repaired parts. Oils and greases vehicles; changes filters.
5. Test drives repaired equipment.
6. Performs limited bodywork and repainting on vehicles after a breakdown or accident, as needed or as skills allow.
7. Maintains part usage records and orders repair parts from designated suppliers. May be required to maintain small parts storeroom.
8. Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous equipment and corrective action taken.
9. May direct work on an as needed basis of less skilled technicians.
10. All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education & Certifications Required
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Technical training preferred.
3. Must possess or be able to acquire CDL Operator’s license (Class B) with P endorsement within 60 days of hire.
Experience & Skills Required
1. Minimum of 3 years of experience in the transportation industry preferred.
2. 3+ years of related mechanical experience or trade school with endorsements such as Preventative Maintenance or Brake Certifications preferred.
3. CDL required.
4. Good verbal communication skills.
5. The ability to work early morning hours.
6. Must maintain a professional and respectful attitude toward fellow employees and customers.
7. Dress in a professional and appropriate manner for a business environment.
8. Perform all job functions in the safest manner adhering to OSHA guidelines & other applicable Federal& State laws.
9. Execute all job duties while following company policy and procedure.
10. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office.
11. Ability to use or learn to use internet, additional programs as required and office equipment, including fax and phones or other electronic devices.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
1. Ability to successfully complete dexterity test and DOT physical and comply with drug free workplace policy.
2. Maintenance shop/garage/school bus yard /Office/On-the-road. Some outdoor work.
3. Must be able to work in a crouched position or on back lying on mechanic’s dolly beneath motor vehicle equipment.
4. Subjected to dust, dirt, and greasy conditions.
5. Some local travel, typically within 50 miles from base.
6. Pushing/Pulling: Opening service door, emergency door, bus hood, steering, windows, applying service & parking brake, adjusting mirrors & wheelchairs, student evacuations up to 120 lbs and for up to 40 feet.
7. Lifting: Bus hood, trash box, challenged passenger into their seats, wheel chocks, tire chains, emergency equipment. Up to 40 lbs.
8. Walking: Crossing lot, up and down bus aisle, around exterior of bus.
9. Sitting: Up to 2-3 hours.
10. Climbing: Steps in and out of bus, cleaning windshield, under hood inspection.
11. Reaching: Under hood inspection, cleaning windows, applying tie-downs, safety vests, car seats, adjust mirrors, opening emergency door from ground, checking roof hatch, applying service brake, clutch and accelerator.
12. Gripping: Doors, knobs, switches, handles, hand tools, etc.
13. Hearing: Detecting problems with passengers on bus, emergency vehicles, unusual engine noises.
14. Bending/Stooping/Squatting: Pre-trip inspection, applying tie-downs, sweeping, checking for sleeping children multiple times per route per day.
15. Seeing: Driving, reading street signs, route sheets.
16. Communicating: Via the English language with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch, monitor if applicable.
17. Dropping: From emergency door to ground.

Compensation ranges up to $24/hour. Reach out to Regional Fleet Manager Chris Schaeffer directly at c.schaeffer@illinois-central.com or go to our website and apply there. https://www.northamericacentral.com We are looking forward to having you join our team.