Tech III, GTTC - GROWMARK Tank & Truck Center - Waterloo, IA

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving almost 400,000 customers across North America, providing agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by its member cooperatives. GROWMARK also owns and operates SEEDWAY, the largest full-line seed company in the United States. More information is available at growmark.com.

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PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Under the general supervision of the Shop Manager / Foreman, performs all fleet maintenance required for GROWMARK and external customers.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

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 pressure vessels, dry vans, fuel trailers, and all other GROWMARK equipment, as well as LP bobtails and fuel tank wagons.

 

Responsible for ensuring all necessary tools are available for completing daily work.

 

Maintains working knowledge of proper welding techniques.

 

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

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a high school degree or GED equivalent to demonstrate the ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals.  Prefer diesel and/or 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.

 

The ability to climb into, out of, and work inside small confined spaces with a 16 inch entry/exit opening.

 

In addition to Technician I & II duties, Technician III:

 

  1. Acquire knowledge on the principles of loading and unloading MC/DOT -coded trailers and troubleshooting unload and loading problems.

 

  1. Stay up-to-date on DOT regulations and testing requirements as they pertain to MC/DOT -coded pressure and non-pressure vessels.

 

  1. Continued training on Federal annual and brake training and DOT training classes.

 

  1. Be efficient on electrical lights and overfill procedures.

 

  1. Must become a Registered Inspector by successfully completing the Apprenticeship Program within the first three to four years of employment.

 

  1. 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 driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 

Proven verbal and written communication and customer service skills.

 

Ability to perform work in confined spaces, stand for long periods of time, and lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.

 

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

 

Must be willing and able to travel independently and overnight

 

Frequently exposed to the following conditions:  Extreme weather (hot, cold, wet, etc.), noisy conditions, dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safely measures.

 

Must provide own mechanics tools.

 

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.

 


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