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Facility Maintenance Mechanic - Day Shift (Rangen Industries - Buhl, ID)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
United States, Idaho, Buhl
115 13th Avenue South (Show on map)
March 22, 2023

Are 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 maintenance technician will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of facility equipment from a day-to-day standpoint. They will also be expected to be an integral member of the safety program and workplace leaders in the aspect of safety and operations. The maintenance technician will be responsible for preventative maintenance, ongoing machinery management, and some training for employees on basic operational and maintenance functions to ensure efficient operations with all aspects of the facility.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Mechanical aptitude and a desire to learn maintenance engineering
  • Experience to provide accurate timelines for on-time completion of 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
  • Ability to efficiently diagnose, disassemble, repair, or replace machinery and maintenance projects
  • Ability to follow company policy regarding worker safety and housekeeping standards
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders and work from heights
  • Preferred- experience and skills in many facets of industrial operations, including; welding, electrical, bearings, chains, shafts, belts, electric motors, etc.

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • A hands-on approach to problem-solving machinery maintenance
  • An individual with a high level of integrity, who will represent the company well
  • 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
  • Able to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Lead by example. This is a hands-on role
  • Work with existing maintenance personnel to coordinate major equipment repair, oversee preventative maintenance programs, follow the monthly preventive maintenance schedules, monitor parts inventory levels, and maintain written machinery maintenance SOPs
  • 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
  • Ensure 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
  • 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
  • Troubleshoot 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
  • Preferred - working understanding of the principles of extrusion, pelleting, particle size reduction, and dry bulk material handling
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by management

Education and Experience:

  • 4+ years' experience in facility maintenance
  • Experience in feed or aquaculture operations is a plus
  • Experience with complex electrical systems and computer controlled/ automated process environments is a plus
  • Fabrication skills
  • Experience with motors, gear boxes, conveyers, and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) equipment is a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

  • In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $20.43 - $27.27 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.


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)