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Farm Equipment Mechanic

Company: Alsum Farms
Location: Arena
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Alsum Farms in Arena, WI is looking for a full-time Mechanic! You would perform routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance of farm tractors and farm equipment. Do you like hands-on work and solving problems? Would you enjoy being able to save the day? Are you looking for a technician position where you will be valued? If so, read on!

A Day in the Life of an Alsum Farms Equipment Mechanic
As a Maintenance Technician, you arrive each day ready to ensure that all our farm operations can perform. We focus on preventative and proactive maintenance. Of course, there are occasional emergency fixes required. You will be responsible for recording and reporting damaged, worn, or broken parts and ordering and installing replacement parts. Other duties include cleaning, organizing, and maintaining the shop area, parts, tools, and supplies. You will work with management on scheduling regular maintenance and identify the causes of unexpected breakdowns on farm tractors and other equipment. During peak seasons on the farm, you may be required to fill in to support other areas as necessary.

Why the Equipment Mechanic position is important to Alsum Companies: Poorly maintained resources can completely stop production & operations. We need people like you to help maintain the equipment so we can provide field to fork potatoes to the dinner tables of Americans.

Job Details
Job Type: Full-time
Work Location: Arena, WI
Travel Requirements: None
Job Schedule: Monday through Friday (with some Saturdays and Sundays necessary during peak seasons); There will be varying work hours required depending on the season:
November 1-April 1 = approximately 40 hours
April 1-May 5 = approximately 60 hours
May 5-August 31 = approximately 40-50 hours
August 31-October 31 = approximately 50-75 hours

You may be perfect for this Maintenance Mechanic position if you:
Are mechanically inclined and have some vocational or community college education with related coursework or equivalent experience
Work well independently and with others
Have good communication skills
Are organized with attention to detail and have great problem-solving skills
Can manage priorities and workload and willingness to work in different departments as Farm demands change
Can work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment
Can stand or walk for prolonged periods
Can bend, stretch, push, pull, and move as needed to reach, clean, and service machinery
Can lift and carry up to 100 pounds
Can withstand cold and warm working conditions
Alsum Benefits
Alsum Farms & Produce offers its full-time (30 hours or more) employees:
Employer contributed health plan
Employer paid life insurance
Voluntary dental, life, disability, and vision insurance
Onsite fitness center
Vacation and holiday pay
Profit sharing
401(k) with company match
Employee discounts
Educational assistance program
The Alsum Story
The story began nearly five decades ago in a 600 square foot potato shed, with one man, Glen Alsum, one vision, and a work ethic framed by dedication and service. Today, there are 350,000 square feet of sheds and production space, almost 325 full-time and seasonal employees, and 200,000,000 pounds of potatoes produced annually and that doesn't include onions, pumpkins and other fresh produce that are distributed to grocery stores and warehouse retailers across the country.

We pack under the Alsum Farms & Produce brand plus many national brands and customer labels. Alsum offers a wide variety of packaging options from 12 ounces up to 50-pound packs; and in poly, mesh, paper or cartons all from one shed.

And that work ethic? It's still framed by dedication, a commitment to service, and a belief in providing a field-to-fork, vertically integrated business approach that incorporates growing and harvesting, production, packaging, and distribution, all under the umbrella of unrelenting quality.

As time ticks by, the mission, vision and values haven't changed, although the generations of leadership have. Since 1981, Larry Alsum has been at the helm of Alsum Farms & Produce, with his daughters, Wendy Alsum-Dykstra and Heidi Alsum-Randall, poised to take over when Larry, who's been in agriculture his entire life, retires.

Corporate Responsibility
We do business by:
Conserving and restoring the Wisconsin acreage we are privileged to farm and protecting the surrounding wildlife and ecosystems
Partnering with growers and suppliers committed to sustainability
Providing consumers with safe, fresh, quality Wisconsin potatoes, onions, fruits and vegetables
Ensuring our employees have a safe business environment to work in, one that rewards them for their commitment and encourages them to advance
Being a company that pays it forward - helping others in our community and inspiring others to do the same
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace


Keywords: Alsum Farms, Madison , Farm Equipment Mechanic, Engineering , Arena, Wisconsin

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