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Agricultural Mechanic

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Gooding, ID, ID, US, 83330

Company: Glanbia

Agricultural Mechanic



Maintains agricultural production and quality by ensuring year-round operation of irrigation equipment, pumps, farm machinery, and facilities and participates in seasonal farming operations.


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on center pivots, irrigation systems above and below ground, tractors, planting and tillage implements, engines, motors, pneumatic tools; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
  • Informs agricultural workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintains all maintenance logs on assigned shift
  • Sees that company tools and equipment are maintained properly
  • Promotes and exhibits strong safety practices
  • Ensures timely and proper completion of work orders
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)


Additional Functions


  • Must have own hand tools and knowledge of proper use




Education, Training:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.


Experience Required:

Equipment Maintenance, Technical Understanding, Technical Zeal, Deals with Uncertainty, Basic Safety, Power Tools, Attention to Detail, Flexibility, Supervision, Job Knowledge, Productivity. Previous experience in a related field is strongly preferred.


Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:             

  • Plans and Aligns: Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ensure immediate and appropriate actions are taken to support our customers and team.
  • Action Oriented: Must be able to prioritize, organize and work independently with minimal supervision and remain productive at all times. Self-motivated, willing to accept responsibility, and make good decisions.
  • Collaborates: Ability to professionally and effectively interact with all levels of employee/personnel and customers (internal & external). Must be able to work in a team environment and possess problem solving skills.
  • Communicates Effectively: Excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills both written and verbal.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to read and write instructions in English.
  • Drives Results: Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team and organizational goals.  Develop a strong understanding of our customers, processes, products and system tools.
  • Situational Adaptability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of factors in situations where limited standardization exists.  Must be able to work flexible hours to include Nights, weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.
  • Agricultural Knowledge: Working knowledge of irrigation systems above and below ground, and agricultural equipment operation and maintenance. Ability to operate (or learn to operate) necessary equipment.
  • Mechanical Skills: Requires skills in welding, electrical, troubleshooting, and maintenance & repair of irrigation and agricultural equipment. Prior experience working on pivots, pumps and other irrigation equipment, pipe installation and repair and experience with farm machinery and tractors.
  • Safety: Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements for an agricultural operation and strict adherence to those requirements.


Language, Computer & Numeracy:           

  • Must be fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with GMP’s, SOP, & SAG’s



Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally (25-50%) lift and/or move 26 to 60 lbs.
  • Frequently (51-75%) use hands to finger, handle, or feel and walk.
  • Rarely (1-25%) stand, sit, talk or hear, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).
  • Must be able to climb ladders up to 20’ off ground.


Typical Environmental Conditions

•             May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).

•             May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, and outdoor weather conditions.

•             May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, or areas with risk of electrical shock.



Must be able to get to the Gooding Farm daily in all seasons.




Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

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