Farm Equipment Mechanic

The Pictsweet Company

Job Description

The Pictsweet Company is growing!
We are currently looking for production associates to join our vegetable processing facility in Bells, TN.
These associates strive to produce quality branded products in a fast-paced, safe, and clean environment.

Summary of Essential Duties:

Duties include but are not limited to, the following.
  • Diagnose basic to highly complex mechanical problems. Operate, maintain and repair equipment in efficient and effective manner. Equipment assigned may include, but not be limited to the following:

Pod Stripper Combine Green Bean Harvester Trucks

Corn Harvester Conventional Grain Harvester
  • Perform routine maintenance on all equipment (lubrication, oil change, etc.)
  • Monitors field conditions and communicates same to farm management.
  • Diagnose and assist in the repair of minor mechanical problems such as belt slippage, flat tires, tracing electrical failures/shorts, rebuild hydraulic pumps, replacement of water pumps, thermostats, and other mechanical parts, etc.
  • Diagnose and repair moderately complex mechanical problems such as, tear-down and rebuilding of engines, replacement of electrical systems, replacement of hydraulic systems, and the diagnosis/repair of computer-aided mechanical operations.
  • Diagnose and repair highly complex mechanical problems such as: total rebuild of combines or harvesters, installation/programming of computer software, new wiring.
  • Identify potential problems (mechanical or field conditions) and react appropriately.

Experience:

  • Must have at least two (2) years general mechanical experience, preferably with farm-related mechanical maintenance of equipment.
  • Completion of appropriate vocational/agricultural technical school training may be substituted for years of experience.

Qualifications:Cognitive & Psychological

  • Demonstrate ability to read signs and basic instructions.
  • Demonstrate basic mathematical reasoning ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical systems (pneumatic, hydraulic, engines, compressors, electrical) related to machine harvest. This knowledge is normally gained through a vocational/technical school, two years post high school.

Physical

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. *
  • Successfully pass minimum 20/40 vision test.
  • May work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, humidity, dry, dust).
  • As determined by “fit for duty” assessment by medical professional.

Other

  • Must be willing to work extended hours as needed (including weekends and holidays).
  • Must be willing to travel for harvesting operations for 1 to 2 month intervals.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish is a plus.
  • Must develop a thorough understanding of mechanical systems of equipment used by Machine Harvest.

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