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Associated Milk Producers DIESEL MECHANIC in Sanborn, Iowa


Diesel Mechanic is responsible for repairing and maintaining transportation equipment to be used safely and efficiently to move product according to schedule. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. Maintain equipment to desired performance levels.2. Complete work orders in a timely manner maintaining high quality standards 3. Keep management informed of safety, operator and equipment observations and concerns4. Perform prescribed Preventative Maintenance. 5. Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.6. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.7. Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes. 8. Maintain proper documentation in all formats of recordkeeping9. Assist with general cleaning and housekeeping throughout the plant as needed10. Adhere to all aspects of company and customer safety, sanitation and site policies.11. Assists with training new employees;12. Adhere to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity13. Adhere to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity14. Adhere to all GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

• Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both orally and in writing. • Ability to write neatly and legibly. • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). • Ability to read and record accurate volume and weight measurements. • Good organization and record keeping skills.• Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills• Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment• Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of Safety, Quality and Efficiency• Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance• Ability to understand daily production needs• Participation in a team environment safely• Detail oriented, be quality minded• Able to perform at a high level in a fast paced environmentEDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: • High School Diploma or GED equivalent• Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. • Mechanic Certifications and CDL-A preferred. • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, reach, crawl required for virtually the entire shift. • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist others when lifting is required. Manipulation of tools, equipment and truck component is required. • Must be computer literate, and have experience with engine, ABS, transmission, etc. diagnostic equipment and software.• Must be able to work in a dusty, greasy environment with moderate to high noise volume.• Be able to effectively work in a team environment.• Effective verbal and written communication skills.• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.• Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks). PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical Demands – Normal demands associated with commercial truck driving. Some strenuous work involving lifting, connecting, disconnecting hoses. Ladder climbing to access top of tank trailers and farm tanks. Normal exertion associated with hooking and unhooking trucks and trailers. Employee is frequently (more than 75% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is frequently (up to 60% of the time) required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

• Work Environment – Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne participles. Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Ability to work around fumes and with petroleum products

• Protective Equipment – Personal protective equipment is required depending on the job being performed, including protective eye wear, or face shields, hearing protection, hair and beard nets, uniforms, and boots. Additional equipment is required working with chemicals, such as rubber gloves and use of chemical proof aprons as appropriate for job being performed.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




  • High School or better


  • Associates or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • DOT Certification

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)