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Heavy Equipment Mine Mechanic


Wayan, ID, US, 83285

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is 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.


The Mechanic works independently and with other plant personnel to perform preventative, predictive and routine maintenance tasks. This role includes troubleshooting issues, repairing failures of production and facilities equipment, and ensuring maximum equipment efficiency and effectiveness. This person provides direction for effective execution of maintenance activity on all machinery and equipment throughout the plant and office facilities. The Maintenance Mechanic is also responsible for the optimum utilization of available resources such as manpower, equipment, time, etc. This person must be responsible for decisions, actions and failures; must establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results. In addition, the maintenance mechanic must partner with others to get work done and work cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives.

Key Responsibilities


  • Pre-shift inspections of equipment
  • Perform mechanical maintenance to heavy equipment
  • Work Safely
  • Follow Safety Rules
  • Clean shop
  • Understand and execute all of the tasks in the task training documentation
  • Basic knowledge in crane rigging and cribbing/blocking
  • Demonstrate effective team skills, score a minimum 3 on the evaluation

Typical Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Must be a self starter with ability to work alone or in a team environment
  • Must score 40% minimum on skills testing and evaluation for this level, if not passed retesting and evaluation can be reconsidered  in 6 months (at this time not in effect but saved for future evaluations)

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Normal reasoning skills
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical system.
  • Basic working knowledge of Oxy/acetylene cutting and welding, along with stick\wire feed welding
  • Use parts and service manuals to identify parts needed and service manuals to identify proper repair procedure
  • Gain understanding of VIMS, ET, SIS, and Cummins Computer programs
  • Spill avoidance, control, and clean up
  • Lift 50 pounds on a regular basis  
  • May be required to, but not limited to; sit, stand, kneel, crouch, climb, bend, and   reach for unspecified time periods during a shift
  • Work exposures may include, but not limited to, the following conditions: wind, rain, snow, extreme heat, extreme cold, noise, dust, humid, wet, heights, trenches/pit, repetitive motion, shock impact to hands and joints, chemical and electrical hazards

Required Certifications

Other Information

Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics; Basic electrical repair in an industrial/manufacturing environment; Ability to read and interpret documents and drawings and write detailed repair reports; Ability to analyze and make decisions; Ability to diagram equipment control problems; Strong verbal and written English communication skills; Good organizational and planning skills.

Preferred: Experience with 480-volt power and 24 control voltages to 120 volt electrical troubleshooting; Program and trouble shoot Allen Bradley SLC500 and MicroLogix series. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory, and represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requisition ID: 4398

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Smoky Canyon Mine - Wayan 

Country: United States

**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.**

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