Post Holdings Fabrication Mechanic in Lenox, Iowa



This position reports to the Maintenance Manager and ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by Completing PM on engines, motors, tools, conveyors, and machines. Following diagrams, sketches, operator manuals, and manufacturer’s instructions.


  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Remove & replace defective parts by dismantling devices.

  • Control downtime by informing production workers of routine PM techniques and monitoring compliance.

  • Learn to fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.

  • Work closely with Purchasing to maintain equipment, parts and supply inventories.

  • Gain and maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, completing TPC training, etc. to maintain or improve skills in fabrication.

  • Follow all plant safety, sanitation, and GMP requirements including USDA and OSHA food and machinery safety from an equipment manufacturing process.

  • Work with departments to improve our process through repair, redesign, or manufacture.

  • Improve or resolve ergonomics issues by redesign or manufacture.

  • Improve equipment and shop efficiencies in manufacture.

  • Gain the technical knowledge and skills to be a proficient Fabrication Operator


  • Must have good communication skills, work ethics, attitude and be self-motivated.

  • Able to consistently produce quality work in minimal time.

  • Must possess good mechanical and electrical skills.

  • Knowledge of industrial wiring.

  • Must be available for weekends on an “as needed” basis.

  • Ability to stoop, bend, and crawl

  • Must be able to read and understand operations manuals and follow oral or written instructions and have good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must have a good knowledge of engineering principles.

  • Must be proficient in metallurgy and metal working including understanding metals and their uses and using metal working equipment furnished in the fabrication shop.

  • Must be able to read, understand, and build from blueprints.

  • Know and be proficient in TIG, MIG and stick welding procedures.

  • Must be able to lift 80lbs up to 100lbs on occasion.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.


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.