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Diesel Mechanic - Agriculture

Company: Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Location: Madison
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

The OrganizationAt Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) we believe in enriching life through clean water and resource recovery. We are a passionate team of experts who work to recover resources and clean wastewater for return to nature 365 days a year through our innovative engineering, conservation leadership and recovery expertise.Working at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in. We are the unseen leaders protecting one of our most valuable resources, our water. When you think about your career and what you want to accomplish in your lifetime make the choice to do Work Worth Doing!The PositionThe Diesel Mechanic is responsible for providing mechanical and program support to the Metrogro program. Metrogro is the solid material collected at the District, referred to as biosolids. Metrogro contains organic material and nutrients that are recycled to farmland as a valuable fertilizer. Every year, Metrogro is applied to over 5,000 acres of farmland around the Madison area. The Diesel/Metrogro Mechanic ensures that the district's biosolids application equipment is well maintained and functioning properly and reliably and that the equipment is moving efficiently from field to field.Attention: This is a full-time position with a varying schedule based on the season. During the Metrogro hauling seasons of April-May and August-November the mechanic will work 10-14 hour days including weekends. Significant overtime is required during the hauling season. Work hours are weather dependent and therefore can change quickly and will require short notice availability. During the off-seasons of December-March and June-July the hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day.What You Will Love

    Being proud of the work you do and the impact is has on your community. Being part of an environmentally responsible and sustainable organization.Fast-paced and a wide variety of work. You won't be bored and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced, talented coworkers. Hauling season is very fast-paced. The team pulls together and gets the work done as efficiently as possible.Working with your hands. No quiet desk job here. You will do a variety of work with tools and equipment and in a variety of weather. If you like to be outside and stay moving this job is for you.What You Will DoDiagnose problems associated with diesel and heavy equipment engines, transmissions, power trains, clutches, drive lines, differentials, electrical systems, multiplexed systems, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, brakes, suspensions and power takeoffs.Perform preventative, routine and emergency maintenance on diesel and heavy equipment. This will include conducting repairs of intermediate difficulty on engines, transmissions, power trains, clutches, drive lines, differentials, electrical systems, multiplexed systems, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, brakes, suspensions and power takeoffs.Assist in the establishment of a schedule for preventative and regular maintenance system and ability to fully utilize such a system.Demonstrate an understanding of a computerized maintenance system and an ability to fully utilize such a system.Be able to perform limited welding associated with repair and maintenance of diesel and heavy equipment.Perform emergency repairs on diesel and heavy equipment as assigned at any time, day or night, including holidays or weekends.Be able to operate the District's diesel and heavy equipment.Assist with field setups at biosolids application sites, including moving nurse tanks, moving application equipment, and setting up road signs.Assist with contract worker training, including operation of in field applicators, and loading and unloading tanker trailers.What We Are Looking ForRequires two (2) years of diesel engine technology education and at least 2 years of related experience OR 6 years of related experience in lieu of formal education.A background in agriculture is preferred.Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake, combination vehicle, and tanker endorsements. DOT medical certification required.Certified in confined area entry procedures, CPR, and First Aid within the first six months of employment. To be successful in this job you must possess the following traits:
    • Mechanical ability: Aptitude to use hand tools, power tools, and the operation of equipment.
    • Problem Solver. Ability to use basic math skills and practical thinking to solve unique problems which may not have been encountered in the past. Looks for innovative solutions and has the confidence to present ideas to the rest of the team.
    • Adaptable.Demonstrates flexibility in the face of change, projects a positive demeanor regardless of changes in working conditions, and shows the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
    • Self-Motivated. Able to independently, proactively and creatively seek solutions that meet the needs of the customer. Takes initiative and sees a project through to completion. Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentWork is performed both in the field and in a mechanic shop environment. The seasonal nature of the biosolids program will result in extended hours during the spring and fall, as well as weekend work. Working conditions include frequent demanding physical activity and mental concentration on a wide variety of tasks. The use of light hand tools and heavy power tools is required. Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, crawl, sit, twist, turn, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or lifting equipment, and work in very awkward positions for extended periods. The level of risk is such that it requires close attention to work details; adherence to safety programs and procedures; and use of personal protective equipment to prevent accidents or injuries. It also requires the necessary speaking and hearing ability to communicate in person, publicly, or over the phone. This position requires the ability to lift up to 75 lbs. The noise level varies from quiet to loud.Pay and BenefitsThis position starts at $27.21 and can grow up to $36.81. The District provides an excellent benefits package including quality health care, the Wisconsin Retirement System and generous time off. See our benefits summary at . How to ApplyApply with an application or a cover letter and resume on our website, . The position is open until filled so don't wait on this exciting opportunity. We will begin screening and interviewing candidates in order of application.MMSD is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusiveness and seeks to create a cooperative, welcoming community for all. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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