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Maintenance Technician

Company: Alsum Farms
Location: Arena
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Alsum Farms in Arena, WI is looking for a full-time Maintenance Technician! 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 Maintenance TechnicianAs 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 Maintenance Technician 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 DetailsJob Type: Full-timeWork Location: Arena, WITravel Requirements: NoneJob 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 hoursApril 1-May 5 = approximately 60 hours May 5-August 31 = approximately 40-50 hoursAugust 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 experienceWork well independently and with othersHave good communication skillsAre organized with attention to detail and have great problem-solving skillsCan manage priorities and workload and willingness to work in different departments as Farm demands changeCan work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environmentCan stand or walk for prolonged periodsCan bend, stretch, push, pull, and move as needed to reach, clean, and service machineryCan lift and carry up to 100 poundsCan withstand cold and warm working conditionsThe Alsum StoryThe 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 ResponsibilityWe do business by:Conserving and restoring the Wisconsin acreage we are privileged to farm and protecting the surrounding wildlife and ecosystemsPartnering with growers and suppliers committed to sustainabilityProviding consumers with safe, fresh, quality Wisconsin potatoes, onions, fruits and vegetablesEnsuring our employees have a safe business environment to work in, one that rewards them for their commitment and encourages them to advanceBeing a company that pays it forward - helping others in our community and inspiring others to do the sameAlsum BenefitsAlsum Farms & Produce offers its full-time (30 hours or more) employees:Employer contributed health planEmployer paid life insuranceVoluntary dental, life, disability, and vision insuranceOnsite fitness centerVacation and holiday payProfit sharing401(k) with company matchEmployee discountsEducational assistance programWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free WorkplacePI179467821

Keywords: Alsum Farms, Madison , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Arena, Wisconsin

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