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General Ag Mechanic

Company: Super-Sod
Location: Hurtsboro
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Why join Super-Sod?Super-Sod is an organization that has a 70-year reputation for outstanding leadership, innovation, and expertise. Our employees use their creativity and talent to invent new solutions, meet new demands, and offer the most effective services and products in the industry. With your active involvement, creativity, and support, Super-Sod will continue to achieve its goals. Super-Sod offers a welcoming environment to both our customers and employees. Our teams work highly collaboratively and are proud of the dynamic culture which cultivates company-wide growth and teamwork. Super-Sod employees stand out as being industry professionals who offer knowledge, experience, and a passion to serve. In turn, the Company provides our family of employees' competitive wage and benefit offerings to ensure their needs are exceeded and their own families are provided for. In addition to numerous awards for quality products, Super-Sod is honored to be consecutively named a Top Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution year after year.In addition to good working conditions and competitive pay, it is Super-Sod's policy to provide a combination of supplemental benefits to all eligible employees. In keeping with this goal, each benefit program has been carefully devised. These benefits include flexible paid time-off, such as vacations and holidays, as well as comprehensive and innovative health and wellness plans that include products like medical, dental, vision, HSA, and supplemental life, accident, hospital, and critical illness. We are constantly studying and evaluating our benefit programs and policies to better meet present and future requirements. These policies have been developed over the years and continue to be refined to keep up with changing times and needs. Under limited supervision, The General Agricultural Mechanic will oversee the performance and maintenance of heavy farm machinery. Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally operates various mechanical equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, loaders, and irrigation equipment to perform diagnostic-based maintenance.
  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections and service on machines.
  • Thoroughly cleans machines and machine parts, removing parts and reinstalling, as necessary.
  • Oils and lubricates moving parts on machines to ensure effective performance.
  • Records and reports damaged, worn, or broken parts.
  • Orders and installs replacement parts for machines.
  • Identifies the causes of unexpected breakdowns of machines.
  • Repairs broken machines quickly and efficiently.
  • Prepares reports documenting work performed.
  • Cleans, organizes, inventories, stocks, and otherwise maintains shop areas, parts, tools, and supplies.
  • Coordinates with farm managers and supervisors to schedule regular maintenance or repairs on machines.
  • Makes necessary modifications and implements tests runs; confers with farm manager regarding test results and makes additional alterations to machinery as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Competencies
  • Mechanically inclined with great problem-solving skills.
  • Works well independently and with others.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Organized with attention to detail. Work EnvironmentThis job operates in exposure to direct sunlight and weather 50% of the time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This job also operates in an office and, in some cases, from a remote location. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This employee requires full range of motion of arms and legs and requires constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Days and hours can change at the discretion of the Farm Supervisor; though typical hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening and weekend hours may be necessary to accommodate operational needs.TravelTravel is primarily local during the business day. Required Education and Experience
  • 2+ years of vocational experience or training in mechanics
  • Heavy equipment operating experience preferred.
  • Experience with farm equipment maintenance preferred.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • All potential new hires will be subjected to a pre-employment background check and drug screen.To perform essential job duties, all potential new hires must be eligible to drive a company vehicle according to Super-Sod insurance guidelines. Requirements:1) Must possess a valid driver's license2) No major safety and moving violations reported on MVR within the past (3) years. Major violations include:
    • Felony convictions
    • Automobile insurance canceled or not renewed by an insurance company due to excessive tickets, accidents, points, or fraud.
    • Convicted of alcohol or drug related offense while driving.
    • Convicted of three or more speeding violations or serious moving violations; moving violations include texting or cell phone violations.
    • Been involved in two or more chargeable accidents.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.PI349aa75cf3a7-31181-34667603

Keywords: Super-Sod, Auburn , General Ag Mechanic, Engineering , Hurtsboro, Alabama

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