Mechanic & Shop Tech - Insight FS - Antigo, WI


Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, Wisconsin with 23 branches across the state and upper peninsula of Michigan. Insight FS has 430+ employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 50,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, agri-finance, precision agriculture, nutrient management, energy, feed, grain, and turf. Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.



Under the direct supervision of the Energy Operations Manager, performs all fleet maintenance required. 





Establishes and completes tracking of company fleet maintenance schedule


Performs maintenance and repairs according to company operating procedures and standards.  Fulfills all required regulatory agency obligations.  Analyzes maintenance problems and determines solutions.


Operates diagnostic equipment to analyze and identify needed repairs and problems.


Repairs all company fleet based on established shop and analysis and tools available.  


Determines when outsourced work will be performed and tracks quotes to actual work completed.


Ensures all necessary tools are available for completing daily work.


Maintains a safe and clean work environment and adheres to all company safety standards and guidelines.  




Attends and completes appropriate maintenance schools and D.O.T. training. 


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires a high school degree or GED equivalent to demonstrate the ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals.  Prefer heavy duty truck maintenance experience and the ability to qualify to perform federal annual inspections and become a certified air brake technician.  Ability to complete the Maintenance Apprentice Program training and pass each phase.


Technician I:

1.    Learn basic shop procedures to include: safety, proper work order and tire work orders steps to insure correct parts pricing, labor hours, unit numbers, etc. for the training purposes on GROWMARK units, as well as outside customer repairs and invoicing. Various safety phases must be completed within the first 90 days of employment.

2.    Working knowledge of DOT regulations and requirements as they relate to proper maintenance, testing, and reporting requirements on all MC/ DOT-coded trailers and GROWMARK van trailers.  This is to include all PM inspection forms, testing forms, and hose reports.  This will be an on-going learning program throughout GROWMARK employment.

3.    General mechanical knowledge with the ability to: repair leaks on petroleum, anhydrous ammonia, and LP units (not to include any welding on the tank itself), brake jobs, suspension repairs, pump and valve rebuilding, minor electrical repairs, pressuring and de-pressuring MC330/331 bottles safely.

4.    Must obtain a CDL license with Hazmat and Air Brake endorsements within the first 6 months of employment.

5.    Must complete all training programs and workshops.

6.    Must have the ability to become a certified D.O.T. mechanic (after 1 year of employment) and be able to complete federal annual inspections as required by HM183 and be a certified air brake technician.   


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Must have and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. 


Proven verbal and written communication and customer service skills.


Must provide own mechanics tools.


Ability to perform work in confined spaces, stand for long periods of time, and lift items weighing 71 to 100 pounds.


Must be willing and able to work hours beyond those usually considered normal.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.  


We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment is contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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