Join Our Team
Date of Opening
September 1, 2023
$19 per hour will vary depending on experience
Responsible for inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing diesel-powered vehicles and machines, such as trucks, forklifts, and trailers. Run
diagnostic tests on vehicles, replace the vehicles’ engine, transmission, steering mechanism, braking system, and test driving the vehicle
to determine if they properly fixed the maintenance issue. Collaborate with other repair team members to ensure a vehicle is safely and
efficiently operating to the driver’s needs. Will work with little or no supervision and will play an important role in the day to day
operations at J-M Farms.
Essential Job Functions
This position is responsible for all of the following:
•Perform all duties as required to maintain and repair all heavy-duty equipment on the wharf, light to heavy duty company owned vehicles as well as agricultural equipment
•Perform truck repair and maintenance work in accordance with factory and industry standards, and work closely with the
other team members to meet company goals
•Running diagnostic tests on diesel engines and interpreting the results to offer suitable solutions
•Inspecting vehicle systems, including suspensions, steering and exhausts
•Repairing or replacing vehicle transmissions, brakes, engines and other associated parts
•Test driving repaired vehicles to gauge their performance
•Completing oil changes, wheel balancing, alignment and brake checks
•Maintaining records of parts inventory and serviced vehicles
•Test and perform routine maintenance procedures and determine a course of action for damage parts and systems.
• The ability to repair malfunctioning components possibly retrofits engines, change brakes, adjust steering systems, and replace worn-out parts.
•Conduct regular preventative maintenance on all equipment, including inspection, tire repair and hydraulic and engine oil changes.
•The ability to run a welder, torch, pneumatic wrenches, hydraulic jacks and basic hand tools.
•Daily cleaning and organizing of work areas, tools, and machines.
•Work independently and productively with some supervision
•Performs other related duties as requested
•Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) on the safe handling and proper use of machines and tools used for the
• Adherence to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s) for food processing
•Adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) for food processing
•Accurate completion of daily logs and reports according to the SOP
Regular contact with all levels of personnel throughout the organization
Follow all safety policies and procedures
Other tasks assigned by manager
Professionalism, flexibility and creativity
Ability to learn and work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workflow
Regular and reliable attendance
- High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)
- Minimum of 18 years of age
ASE certification (preferred)
Commercial Driver License (preferred)
- 3+ years as a diesel mechanic (preferred) on-the-job training offered § Valid Drivers’ Licenses (required)
To successfully perform the job’s essential functions, the employee must be an articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to professionally and comfortably interact with all personnel levels, including management, supervisory, etc., is vital. The employee will work closely with personnel in their department to ensure work and problem resolution accuracy.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions. May be required to utilize safety equipment and clothing to avoid exposure to chemicals, moving equipment, noise, and temperature extremes. Hard hats and other required personal protective equipment must be utilized in designated locations. Position involves frequent bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. utilizing proper lifting techniques. Wrist, hand, and finger dexterity is required to operate various equipment and materials. Accommodations may be extended to individuals with disabilities if such accommodations are determined to be reasonable and necessary to permit performance of the essential functions of this Position.
Working hours are determined by facility management to meet the needs of the business. These may include weekends and holidays.
Appropriate dress and hygiene are essential in promoting a positive J-M Farms image to our customers, both internally and externally. As a result, J-M Farms typically allows a “business casual” dress code, provided that employees are well-groomed, neat, and are dressed appropriately for their job functions. Due to the nature of some positions, jeans and tasteful shirts are allowed. Some work areas have frigid temperatures. Therefore, shirts and hoodies to keep warm are strongly encouraged. Uniforms are available to all employees at their cost payroll deducted. However, due to the Tunnels’ duties, uniforms are available at no cost to employees working in the Tunnels. Hairnets, beard nets are required in all harvesting areas at all times. Hairnets, beard nets, lab coats are required in packaging areas at all times. Personal hygiene is strongly encouraged.
The above descriptions are not intended to be all-inclusive lists; rather they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. In addition, it is not intended to be construed as a contract of employment; the employment relationship can be terminated by the employer or the employee, with or without notice, at anytime.