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Agricultural Mechanic

Baum Farms, located in Geneseo, Illinois is a multi-generation operation that has been working some of the same Henry County land since 1848, growing corn and soybeans. Baum Farms is made up of a positive team, that strives to improve each day. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Mechanic to join us full-time, keeping Baum Farms line of quality equipment running at peak performance.
Benefits include:
·        Industry leading competitive wages, based on experience.
·        Work Vehicle
·        IRA (Retirement): Including a $250 per month employer contribution!
·        $55/ month cell phone stipend
·        Generous Paid Time Off
·        Paid Holidays
Hours:  At Baum Farms, family and work life balance is important. We do not work on Sundays. During peak seasons, we operate on a Monday- Saturday schedule, and a Monday- Friday schedule during non-peak seasons.
·        Contribute to a safe work environment.
·        Maintain a clean and organized shop and service truck.
·        Manage equipment service and maintenance records.
·        Work with Operations Manager to prioritize shop use and equipment repair and maintenance schedule.
·        General maintenance and repairs of farm tractors, combines and implements, semi-tractors and trailers, pickup trucks, and grain handling facilities.
·        Implement and adhere to a preventative maintenance schedule for all equipment in alignment with manufacturer and company guidelines.
·        Follow a pre-season inspection schedule and complete annual maintenance. Inspect equipment for mechanical, structural, and normal wear items.
·        Fabricate repair parts/patches as needed through use of basic millwright skills (measurement, design, cutting, welding, etc.)
·        Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
·        Ensure all equipment is ready for daily use.
·        Ensure parts inventory is maintained and recorded.
During peak seasons, this position may be required to operate farm equipment and semi-tractor trailers based on the needs of the operation.
·        Technical degree or certification in Agricultural or Diesel Mechanics
·         At least 2 years of mechanic work with heavy equipment and trucks is preferred
·      Experience in working with farm equipment is desired
·      Proficient in the use of computer diagnostic tools, power tools and general shop tools