Lead Shop Mechanic

Summit Agricultural Group

Alden, IA, USA

Full time


Feb 21

General Description: Responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and service needs for farm equipment, tractors, fleet vehicles, semi-trucks and trailers, Summit Farms’ grounds and facilities. 

Preferred Job Requirements: 

Minimum 3+ years of mechanical experience with a preferred agricultural background and/or relatable education. This individual must have exceptional organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and present the company in a professional manner while having good customer service skills. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with department managers and other Summit personnel in order to plan and coordinate tasks needing done
  • Delegate tasks appropriately to other technicians to ensure work is done timely and effectively
  • When needed, communicate with outside service providers to coordinate work being outsourced
  • Assist in performing maintenance and repairs on all Summit equipment. This may include but not limited to the following:
  • On road passenger vehicles
  • On road semi’s and trailers
  • Tractors
  • Agricultural implements
  • Feed delivery trucks
  • Skid loaders
  • Payloaders
  • Diagnostic of mechanical systems 
  • Various repair of general mechanical failures
  • Tire repairs and replacement 
  • Various metal fabrication duties 
  • Minor construction 
  • Work with vendors to purchase supplies and parts in a cost effective manner
  • All other duties assigned by manager

Equipment/Tools/Materials Used:

  • Hand tools
  • Power tools
  • Generators
  • Computer/Cell phone
  • Building equipment (i.e. ventilation system, etc.)
  • Company Vehicle/Tractors/Manure application equipment

Work skill Requirements:

  • Stoop, stand, walk, bend and lift up to 50 pounds while performing duties
  • Utilize technology to communicate with internal and external customers
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Utilize hand and power tools to perform maintenance on machinery and equipment
  • Utilize tractors for moving materials 

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