GENERAL JOB STATEMENT
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 grounds.
BENEFITS: Eligible for health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, 401K, paid holidays, and PTO following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL 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 facility needs.
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 budgets.
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 ventilation systems.
Oversee repairs and maintenance at company owned sites.
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 long-term goals.
Positively represent the company at work and in the community.
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 NFP policies.
Regular and consistent attendance.
REQUIRED 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 skills.
Trained in and can apply problem solving methodology
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 preferred.
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 communicate.