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Facility Mechanic - Forage (El Centro, CA)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: El Centro
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAre you a skilled mechanic with two or more years of experience in the operation, repair, and maintenance of small equipment both diesel and gasoline engines and hydraulic equipment? Do you have knowledge of agricultural operations? Do you have knowledge of trucks and heavy agricultural equipment? Can you bend and lift up to 65 lbs.? If so, we want to hear from YOU!
For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Mechanic will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of Forage Pellet and Cube Mill operations from a day-to-day standpoint. The Mechanic will also be expected to be an integral member of the safety program and a workplace leader in the aspect of safety and operations. The Mechanic will be responsible for preventative maintenance, ongoing machinery management, and some training to employees on basic operational and maintenance functions to ensure efficient operations with all aspects of the Forage Mill facility. The shift will be Monday-Friday, 5 am to 2 pm, with call-in requirements as needed.
Key Skills and Abilities:


  • Experience to provide accurate timelines for on-time completion of projects
  • Strong project management skills, including large-scale capital improvement and construction projects
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and changing work environment
  • Strong process implementation and time management skills
  • A professional individual with strong leadership and organization skills
  • Ability to create and lead a cultural focus on safety
  • A mechanically inclined individual with experience and skills in many facets of industrial operations, including; welding, electrical, bearings, chains, shafts, belts, electric motors, etc.
  • Ability to efficiently diagnose, disassemble, repair, or replace machinery and maintenance projects
  • Ability to follow company policy regarding worker safety and housekeeping standards
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce
  • MS Office computer skills
  • Ability to speak fluent Spanish is a plus
  • Standard Hours: M-F 5 am-2 pm Call-ins as required

    Key Personal Attributes:

    • A hands-on approach to problem-solving machinery maintenance
    • An individual with a high level of integrity who will represent the Company well
    • A relationship-building individual that can communicate strong production organizational skills; build new and leverage existing relationships with equipment suppliers, service vendors, and contractors
    • Process-focused and results-driven individual who is passionate about solving problems
    • High energy, positive and enthusiastic individual who will enhance a positive attitude in the work environment

      Education and Experience:

      • 8+ years experience in facility maintenance
      • Experience in feed or forage operations is a plus
      • Journey trade certification required

        Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:

        • Lead by example. This is a hands-on role
        • Repair and manage all maintenance and upgrades as well as provide input for future capital needs for the facility
        • Work with existing maintenance personnel to coordinate major equipment repair, oversee preventative maintenance programs, monitor parts inventory levels, and maintain written machinery maintenance SOPs.
        • Must have a working knowledge of electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, process flow diagrams, and construction blueprints
        • Must have a working understanding of the principles of extrusion, pelleting, particle size reduction, and dry bulk material handling
        • Responsible for and abiding by all aspects of plant and employee safety as outlined in the Wilbur-Ellis Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System
        • Follow all safety, regulatory, and administrative policies and procedures
        • Meet and complete all WECO regulatory safety requirements
        • Ensure equipment passes employee safety inspections, food safety inspections, and quality control inspections and meets OSHA standards
        • Able to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook
        • Ensure the safe operation of company equipment
        • Present a professional image to our internal and external customers through personal appearance and overall location cleanliness
        • Being the first point of contact with management when equipment goes down
        • Using various tools and equipment to execute the job safely and efficiently
        • Make accurate measurements to align and fit machine parts together
        • Operate tools and equipment, such as grinders, welders, cutting torch, etc., to modify machine parts for use in equipment
        • Tests equipment to make sure it is working properly
        • Takes machinery apart for replacement or repair and then adjusts, oils, fixes, and replaces machinery parts
        • Troubleshoots problems with equipment and adjust as necessary
        • Responsible for training new maintenance staff
        • Responsible for creating a program around training future mechanics

          Compensation and Benefits:


          • In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $23.85 - $31.83 per hour. Note that wages may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.



            If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

            Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, and is a marketer and distributor of value-added feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific. Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food, and Aquaculture Industries. Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors. We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.

            COMPANY CULTURE
            Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
            Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
            Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
            Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
            Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
            Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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