Agriculture/Field Mechanic in Plainview, MN

Lakeside Foods

Lakeside Foods is a family-owned company providing wholesome foods to enrich people’s lives through food. We are a culture that pursues our vision of growth and innovation with passion, confidence and commitment. We are strongest together – valuing collaborative contribution, transparency and new ideas to enable change and growth. We are committed to an inclusive and respectful environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. And there’s a seat at the table for you.

Become One Of Our Valued Mechanics:

Here at Lakeside Foods, our field maintenance team is the backbone of our field operations, ensuring equipment runs optimally. Field maintenance mechanics/technicians are respected team members, performing preventative maintenance, adjustments and repairs on our harvesting equipment such as pea harvesters and sweet corn harvesters. If you are a creative problem-solver who likes to work outdoors during the summer months and indoors in the winter months, we want to talk with you.

What You’ll Get:

  • Competitive wages based on experience
  • Preventative Maintenance Season (November – May): Four 10’s Monday – Thursday
  • Stable work environment with a growing company
  • Schedules to maintain work/life balance
  • Excellent market-leading medical insurance, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and personal time after 30 days of employment
  • Retirement plan with company match of 50% up to 6% of pay
  • Prescription safety glasses & safety shoe reimbursement
  • Professional Mechanic Career Path Program
  • Paid onsite and offsite training
  • An Employer that works hard to ensure your safety on the job

What You’ll Do:

  • Harvest season (June – October)
    • Responsible for the efficient operation of the pea harvesters, sweet corn harvesters, and any other equipment used in our planting and harvesting operations.
    • Serve as a supervisor/mechanic for field operations. Train other field employees in the safe, proper and efficient operation of field equipment.
    • Assist in the planting and harvesting of crops.
  • Preventative Maintenance Season (November – May):
    • Overhaul and repair of machinery and vehicles used in field operations.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Prior experience with preventative maintenance, machine adjustments, and harvesting procedures is preferred
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Safety mindset


Located 30 miles from Rochester, 35 miles from Winona and 33 miles from Red Wing, Plainview residents have the best of both worlds—”big city” jobs, amenities in nearby cities… and the comfort and security of “small town living”. If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Plainview! Area attractions include Lark Toys in Kellogg, The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Carley State Park and Whitewater State Park, the Weaver Dunes and numerous DNR areas in the Whitewater, Zumbro and Mississippi River Valleys. Most are within fifteen minutes to a half-hour from Plainview and offer year-round activities and interpretive centers.


Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status.

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