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Eichelberger Farms

Farm Maintenance Technician

Farm Maintenance – Wayland, Iowa
Department Farm Maintenance
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Eichelberger Farms Inc. is an established and growing family operated company from Wayland, IA with a mission to produce quality assured pork. The primary objective of the Farm Maintenance Technician is to provide maintenance services to the sow farm buildings, equipment, grounds, driveways and lanes of Eichelberger Farms Inc.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability

  • Basic reading and writing skills
  • Must be able to follow directions
  • Must function as a team player
  • Must have or be willing to get class A CDL

Physical Job Requirements

  • Lifting
  • Frequent lifting of 5lbs up to 45lbs
  • Occasional lifting in excess of 25lbs up to 75lbs

Requires lots of physical movements such as bending, stretching, walking, squatting, pulling, pushing, lifting and working on your feet for extended periods of time throughout the work day.

Work Environment

  • Loud work environment
  • Outside work

Primary Responsibilities

Farm building equipment & maintenance

  • Feed system repair and routine lubrication.
  • Maintaining fans
  • Perform minor electrical repairs.
  • Maintenance of heating and cooling systems within the units.
  • Fix and adjust curtains and ventilation equipment.
  • Maintain an accurate log book for all maintenance performed.

Snow Removal

  • Coordinate snow removal from sow farm drives during snowfall.
    • This task may require the individual be available early in the morning to remove snow prior to sow farm employees arriving for work.
    • Assistance from other farms personnel will be available to help with this task.

Driveway maintenance

  • Hauling rock with semi or dump truck
  • Dragging driveways.
  • Filling holes as needed.
  • Adding rock and grading as needed.

Bio-security Compliance

  • Comply with all company bio-security protocols such as,
    • Shower IN/OUT procedures
    • Adhere to PRRS pyramid
    • Maintain a clean truck
    • Utilization of fogger rooms at all time
    • Proper shoe cover procedure between car and sow farm entry.

Farm Ground Maintenance

  • Maintain out building in good repair
  • Maintain fences up in good repair
  • Fix tile holes
  • Maintain waterways up
  • Keep up on CRP ground
  • Weed control

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform all assigned duties in a safe and timely manner
    • Must adhere to task specific protocols including lock out/tag out and utilization of PPE
  • Regular and consistent attendance
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Report to Sow Production Manager
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  • Location
    Wayland, Iowa
  • Department
    Farm Maintenance
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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