The Facility Maintenance Engineer is responsible
for overseeing the day-to-day design, construction, and/or maintenance of
specific sow farms to ensure safe, continual, and efficient operation. The Engineer is also responsible for design
improvement and maintenance, as well as preventive maintenance on farm
machinery and equipment, fans, controllers, feed equipment, and building
Eligible for health, dental, vision, life, short- and
long-term disability, 401K, paid holidays, and PTO following 60 days of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in outlining project plans, setting
project goals and deadlines, and evaluating performance and carrying out
proposed engineering projects.
Assist with design, construction, and/or
installation of farm and facility equipment for increased production.
Collaborate with production staff to project
Communicate with Farm Manager and Service
Manager on design elements of potential projects and forecast project costs.
Design and implement preventative maintenance
programs for building and facility equipment; and train others when necessary
on the programs.
Develop and ensure accuracy of all project
Ensure projects are completed on time and to
the manager's satisfaction.
Improve efficiencies by staying abreast of new
techniques and technology.
Maintain an appropriate parts inventory to
ensure efficient yet cost-effective repairs.
Monitoring and maintaining appropriate
Oversee repairs and maintenance at company
Perform all engineering tasks related to
heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, locksmithing, welding,
and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Perform general troubleshooting, diagnose
problems, replace or repair parts, test and adjust.
Perform highly diversified duties for
installation and maintenance of production and facility equipment and machines.
Read and interpret equipment manuals and work
orders to perform required maintenance and service.
Regular analysis/monitoring of equipment design
and functionality for purpose of improving farm productivity.
Use a variety of hand and power tools.
Work with production staff on remodel needs.
Work with subcontractors when necessary and
maintain good working relationships.
Create a positive work environment for
co-workers by leading from example.
Define personal and business short and
Positively represent the company at work and in
Other Requirements and Responsibilities
All other tasks and responsibilities as may be
required by NFP.
Assure jobs are completed in a timely manner.
Attend staff meetings and trainings as
scheduled and required.
Follow all safety rules and practices and
encourage co-workers to do the same.
Follow all applicable biosecurity measures per
Regular and consistent attendance.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Able to function in a stressful and hectic
environment without sacrificing employee safety at any time.
Able to work as an effective team member.
Available to work all hours, including evenings
and weekends if necessary.
Detail-oriented and systematic in designing and
executing short and long-term objectives.
Excellent organizational skills and capable of
demonstrating initiative and working independently with occasional direction.
Excellent verbal and written communication
Trained in and can apply problem solving
A Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical
Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Ag Systems Technology, or related field
is required. Experience working in and around swine and swine facilities is
Interacts closely with Purchasing Manager,
office staff, Feed Mill Supervisor, Production staff, Senior Management, and vendors.
While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout
the farm; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 4-foot
gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 50-75 pounds.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including
ability to grasp. Frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and