Lead Mechanic 1

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Work with the team to support the daily operations of a busy agricultural shop. Diagnose and repair all feedlot equipment to include pick-ups, four wheelers, forklifts, trucks, loaders, and all related heavy equipment. Ensure that maintenance and repairs on equipment are accomplished properly and timely.

Assist in the fabrication and repair of feedlot vehicles, machinery, and equipment to ensure smooth operation of the facility.  Confer with management and personnel to resolve maintenance issues, troubleshoot malfunctions, determine parts needed, and complete all necessary repairs of machinery and equipment. 

Help to create and maintain work orders on all new work coming into the shop.
Act as a liaison between manager, fellow mechanics, and parts department to ensure smooth operation of the facility and timely completion of repair work.
Ensures preventive maintenance work is scheduled and completed timely.
Ensure safe work practices are followed on all jobs, including procedures and PPE. Ensure shop is maintained and organized in a safe manner.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; minimum of two years’ experience or equivalent training from a certified trade school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must provide own hand tools and have basic computer skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and service manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence.

Work days will include some evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on business need and schedule. May work under limited supervision at times, and will assist in leading the shop in manager’s absence.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes, dirt and dust, or airborne particles and vibration. The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Must be able to frequently lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs, and occasionally up to 100 lbs.

Job Requisition ID:  13587

Travel Required: None

Location(s): L&L Feedlot Pasco - Burbank

Country: United States

Wage range or rate of pay: 25.41/HR 

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (where applicable)
  • Relocation Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance (where applicable)
  • Benefits details available at simplotbenefits.com

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

Nearest Major Market: Kennewick