The Wenger Group
  • - Turbotville
  • 17352, PA, USA
  • Full Time



JOB TITLE:                    Mechanic


DEPARTMENT:                Turbotville           


JOB RELATIONSHIPS:        Manager:          Operations Manager                                        

                                                      Direct Report:  None






The ideal Grain and Fertilizer Mechanic has a working knowledge of and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of maintenance and repairs of machinery and mechanical production equipment, vehicles and any other specific items related to the mechanical operation of the production facility. In this role you will need to have a solid knowledge of basic mechanical tools, service, and diagnostic equipment. To accomplish this, they will need to follow quality, environmental and safety policies and procedures as they troubleshoot production equipment throughout the facilities. In addition, they will play a key role in operations as they perform adjustments and assist line operators with solving problems on different machines to improve quality and efficiency of the lines during production runs and changeovers. Evaluates, repairs and ensures precise equipment maintenance records are maintained. This individual will monitor inventory, inspect vehicles and assemble machinery. This role works under the direction of the Operations Manager.





  • Conduct regular maintenance on machinery, systems, and automotive vehicles
  • Work with operations team to better understand their concerns and identify the issue
  • Assemble mechanical components according to specifications
  • Examine machines and oversee diagnostic tests to determine functionality problems
  • Design a plan of action for all maintenance tasks and upgrades
  • Maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records
  • Monitor inventory and order new parts when necessary
  • Offer consultation on maintenance and preventative procedures to machine and vehicle users
  • Perform vehicle assessments and alert clients on issues that will prohibit their vehicles from passing inspection



  • Conduct daily maintenance work activities in assigned equipment areas and sets up any additional work maintenance schedules required
  • Continuously maintain awareness of any maintenance problems and develop strategies and procedures to correct existing problems and helps eliminate any future maintenance related issues or reduce unscheduled down times due to maintenance issues
  • Develop and continue to improve upon a thorough cost-effective Preventative Maintenance Program, along with supporting maintenance      supervisor to meet management goals
  • Promote an active safety awareness program, including applying clean housekeeping practices to tools, equipment and facility
  • Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental, safety and quality laws and procedures
  • Troubleshoot causes of plant equipment problems and work independently and/or with other team and equipment operators to      ensure proper and permanent fixes are in place
  • Function as the "on call" maintenance for the operations
  • Travel to other facilities if needed for preventive maintenance
  • Willing to help with deliveries as needed during peak seasonal times.


Production Equipment

  • Possess knowledge of liquid systems, including automatic valves, pumps and plumbing skills
  • Perform maintenance and repair of all processing equipment, including Conveyors, grain elevator legs and fertilizer equipment. This will include working on 3-phase, 480V motors; replacing gear boxes, bearings, etc.; plumbing/piping liquid, compressed air; welding, fabricating and installing new equipment as needed
  • Perform mechanical maintenance activities and minor electrical repairs on all manufacturing process equipment, including cleaning, lubricating, adjusting parts, equipment, and machinery


  • Establish or adjust/suggest maintenance work procedures and schedules to meet production schedules
  • Maintain maintenance records by using Knowledge Center, as well as maintaining records of preventative maintenance, parts      replacement, inventory of parts, etc.
  • Report all environmental, safety, quality and food safety issues immediately to the Operations Manager
  • Communicate with production personnel regarding status of the lines


Administrative and Other

  • Manage critical parts inventory based on usage and maintenance activity needs
  • Maintain record of repair work performed and equipment parts/components consumed
  • Navigate, use and understand software, such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and the WEM platform
  • Responsible for maintenance of Risser trucks and of tools and inventory in the vehicle
  • Develop and communicate consistent parts replacement or repair guidelines
  • Verify all tools and equipment are properly accounted for and put away
  • Expected to assist other departments as time allows or as needed when directed by supervisor
  • Follow standard operating maintenance instructions/procedures in the performance of any and all maintenance tasks, including replacing, adjusting, installing any equipment
  • Perform other duties as defined by Operations Manager



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • 1+ year of experience in a feed mill preferred
  • Background in agriculture through education and/or experience preferred
  • Possess basic knowledge of manufacturing equipment: including, pumps, motors, conveyors, air valves, and various power sources
  • Demonstrates mechanical knowledge of machines and tools including: designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Proven track record of problem solving and trouble-shooting equipment failure skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment operation and maintenance preferred
  • Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment preferred


  • Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to perform troubleshooting, repair and assembly of any production equipment.
  • CDL a plus but not required
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record and can drive company vehicle, per policy
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades, including gearbox and bearing, maintenance, lubrication, pumps and piping systems and mechanical      maintenance
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivation
  • Demonstrated math, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in an effective and efficient manner
  • Promotes teamwork and positive environment
  • Adaptable to change


Desired Skills:

  • Basic plumbing skills
  • Basic pneumatic skills
  • Basic millwrighting skills
  • Basic crane & rigging skills
  • Basic welding/torching skills
  • Knowledge of feed manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with Grain Elevator Equipment (bins, legs, systems)
  • Ability to manage others safely for project objectives
  • Electrical abilities, ie. possesses the experience to troubleshoot and repair electrical issues, including solid-state circuitry, 110 v control circuits, lighting circuits, VFD and soft-start drives and 3 phase circuitry, not required but preferred
  • Basic familiarity with and ability to follow electrical safety rules, including Arc Flash and NFPA 70 codes



  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. repeatedly and up to 100 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to work in dusty conditions
  • Must be able to perform physical      job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close      valves, shoveling, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold
  • Standing approximately 95% of the shift
  • Work in confining environments under / over equipment
  • Manual and finger dexterity to make precise coordinated movements
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