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Farm Equipment Mechanic

Broken Arrow S, LLC

Springer, OK

$13.88 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16058486221
Email address to Apply:
ccfeeders@westriv.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
The pre-season maintenance tasks will be done to machinery during the months when farming duties have halted and the machinery is not in use. These tasks are not in the category of regular oil changes. These are complex tasks and require mechanically skilled farm equipment workers. These workers have to fill a first-line support service and repair role to inspect, analyze, remove, disassemble and re-assemble major components and equipment systems on a variety of equipment under the supervision of the employer and a trained American mechanic. The tasks are performed on an annual basis – (interval of once a year), some after a certain number of hours of operation (like after 10 hrs., 50 hrs., 100 hrs., 500 hrs. and then at a 1000 hrs.) or after 25 weeks of operating – which normally falls between the two harvest seasons. All the tasks the workers must and will perform are specified and prescribed by the OEM and equipment manufacturers in their equipment maintenance manuals. All the tasks that need to be performed involve not just off-the-shelf but specialized lubricants, filters, belts, bearings, components and parts. All these required parts must be part of planning and coordination process in order to have them purchased from the OEM and manufacturers so that they arrive and can be ready for the required maintenance tasks in time for them to be completed before the following season.The workers must clean all equipment and vehicles before the maintenance procedures will start.All these tasks are performed at a fixed site, inside large dust-free, heated buildings, especially in winter since it is too cold to perform these time-consuming tasks out in the elements. Worker will utilize massive, powerful lifting and maneuvering equipment such as overhead cranes to hold, lift, remove, disassemble, reassemble and replace the various equipment systems. The above systems must be inspected and adhere to a rigorous maintenance schedule which includes fuel systems; cooling systems; transmission systems; air filter systems; hydraulic systems; axle systems; differential systems; drive train systems; steering systems; brake systems; air line systems; airbags, shock absorber and leave springs systems; electrical systems and tires.Some of the tasks described in simple terms such as changing oil actually consist of securely placing the vehicle on a suspended platform or removing certain critical components to be able reach the specified component or systems and at times require disassembly and re-assembly of the components and can take hours to inspect and disassemble to determine if maintenance is required and exactly what needs to be done. The task of ensuring and applying specialized high temperature grease and in correct quantities to each vehicle or piece of equipment consists of multiple steps, and the general methodology requires applying the grease with a grease gun to multiple grease fittings on various equipment: Tractors (3), Semi (2), Kuhn Cutter (1), Baler (2), Trailers (6), Creep Feeders (2), Work pickups (6), Sprayer (1), Spreader (1), Rake (1), Skid Steer (1), Four-Wheeler (2), Side-by-side (1), miscellaneous small items. Most of the complicated and involved lubricating tasks consist of disassembling, replacing and again re-assembling, as well as applying thick high-pressure grease (with a higher consistency – often thick like the consistency of molasses is) to different components. Additionally, workers will be used to winterize certain equipment which is stored outside to prevent freezing. All the equipment then must be re-filled with the needed fluids before the summer harvest season starts. Repair trailers by welding and replacing damaged or bad parts. Tires must be inspected, removed, taken off the rims with specialized equipment, valve stems replaced, reseated to ensure proper beading of tires and then re-fitted to the vehicle or equipment. May need to drive to town to pick up mechanical parts.
Job Classification:
49-3041.00 - Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
12
Special Requirements:
Minimum of 12 months of experience is required. Must be able to obtain a drivers license within 30 days of hire. Employer requires drug screen post-hire at employers expense due to the liability of driving on public roads. Employer requires criminal background check post-hire at employers expense due to expensive tools and equipment. Failure to pass drug screen and/or criminal background check will result in termination of employment. Must have 12 months experience or 12 months on the job training. High school/GED education required. Lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds. The worker will be exposed to extreme temperatures. Extensive pushing and pulling is required. Extensive sitting is required. Extensive walking is required. Frequent stooping is required. Repetitive movements is required. Overtime and taking holiday is mandatory. Wage rate may increase with verifiable experience. Employer may reward exceptional work with monetary or other benefits in addition to those listed
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Broken Arrow S, LLC
Location:
Springer, OK 73458
Telephone Number:
+16058486221

Worksite

Address:
47 Bar Nothin Drive, Springer, OK 73458

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22262-480011
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
9/29/2022

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