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Lead Tech, Maintenance - GROWMARK, Inc. - Council Bluffs IA

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $8.5 billion providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.

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Under the direction of Plant Manager, maintains all machinery and equipment in operating condition according to all applicable standards and company established guidelines. 



Performs scheduled and routine preventative maintenance on all machines and equipment.


Maintains the Maintenance Management program which includes logging and documenting all repairs and maintenance performed on equipment or within the facility.


Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems or malfunctions with equipment. Performs or schedules necessary repairs as needed. 


Applies basic and theoretical knowledge to steam generation equipment.


Coordinates with and manages outside repair vendors on larger or warranted repair projects.


Orders maintenance material, parts, and supplies, as needed, to keep equipment in good working condition.


Provides leadership and training to Maintenance Technicians.


Evaluates and recommends equipment improvements and/or replacements to increase efficiencies, capabilities and/or safety.


Maintains company equipment according to company standards, adheres to the company Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.




May serve on the location Safety Committee and adheres to company environmental health and safety policies and 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 diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 3 to 5 years of equipment repair and related experience.


Understanding and experience with maintaining gas-fired steam boiler including daily checks and preventative maintenance of the steam boiler. 3rd Grade Stationary Engineer qualification desired.


Welding ability/experience desired.


Understanding and experience with mechanical diagnosis, service, repairs, maintenance, and upkeep of machinery and equipment.


Professional communication and customer service skills and the ability to comprehend simple instructions and communicate one-on-one and in small groups with customers and other employees.


Skills required include the ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment, time management, basic math and computer skills.Must always have a high standard of safety consciousness.


Ability to frequently lift up to 80 pounds.


Ability to be accessible and on call for repairs and emergencies at the discretion of management.


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


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


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 may be 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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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