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Agricultural Shop Mechanic (Salinas, CA)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
company vehicle
United States, California, Salinas
1427 Abbott Street (Show on map)
Nov 09, 2023

Are you familiar with agricultural operations and performing light to moderate truck and ag equipment repairs/maintenance? Do you have general mechanical skills such as oil changes, brakes, and air conditioning? Can you bend and lift boxes and bags to 65 pounds? If you said yes to all of these questions, we want to hear from YOU!

For nearly 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:

This entails monitoring vehicle inspection and performing light to moderate truck and ag equipment repairs/maintenance. This position will also assist in plant/warehouse duties consisting of stocking and retrieving package and bulk containers, skid steer bucket & forklift, repairs and maintenance, and general housekeeping. Must enjoy working with a diverse customer base in a fast-paced setting.

Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Clean and valid driver's license with CDL and tanker endorsement. Or willingness to obtain one.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred).
  • Knowledge and/or experience with trucks and heavy agriculture equipment.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills with customers and fellow employees.
  • Willingness to operate material handling equipment including skid steer bucket and forklift, pallet jack, and other equipment as required.
  • Ability to bend and lift boxes and bags up to 65 lbs.
  • Willing and desires to work overtime hours during busy seasons.

Key Personal Attributes Include

  • Maintain a neat appearance and convey professionalism to customers.
  • Willingness to work as a team and assume any task when requested.
  • Possess quality decision-making capability and mental alertness to ensure safety.
  • Must be reliable and punctual when reporting to work.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include

  • Safe operation of a company vehicle.
  • Location Shop Mechanic to provide mechanic services to both trucks and heavy agriculture equipment.
  • Make sure vehicles are ready for vehicle safety inspections.
  • Maintain up-to-date vehicle maintenance and service files.
  • Maintain mileage and fuel logs on all vehicles.
  • Meet and complete all WECO regulatory safety requirements.
  • Attend product training sessions and meetings when necessary.
  • The person should be versatile, flexible, and willing. Can effectively multi-task.
  • Able to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook.
  • Help maintain shop/warehouse/yard cleanliness.
  • Notify Branch Manager immediately of equipment issues and product spills.
  • Present a professional image to our customers through personal appearance and overall branch cleanliness.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $20.58 - $26.09 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.


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and 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 ninety-three 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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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)