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ZIEGLER INC Ag Technician ($5000 Sign on Bonus) in New Hampton, Iowa

Ziegler AG has an opening for a full-time Shop Mechanic to work on agricultural equipment. We are looking for a dedicated employee with troubleshooting and diagnostic skills to help deliver top notch service to our rapidly growing customer base. Includes a $5000 signing bonus for qualified candidates. Minimum starting wage based on experience $24.05.

Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and repair agricultural equipment including tractors, combines, application equipment and planters in the area
  • Responds to customer needs in a positive, supportive, and timely manner to ensure maximum value for work performed; a company truck is provided
  • Using a high degree of independent judgment, assumes responsibility for the maintenance and repair of equipment safely
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area, adheres to all safety procedures; maintains a service vehicle in a clean and professional manner, and ensures the vehicle is always properly maintained
  • Positively interacts with manager and team members to satisfy customer needs
  • Communicates job status with supervisor and communicates job is completed to receive the subsequent assignment.
  • Maintains paperwork documentation of work performed (work orders) in a complete and timely manner on a daily/job basis
  • Documents labor, addition of segments, assuring that work order can be closed and billed as communicated with the customer

Qualifications:

  • 2-year technical degree or high school diploma and several years of comparable mechanic experience
  • 2+ years of relevant diesel/Ag equipment repair experience, preferably some field experience
  • Working knowledge with hydraulics, electrical and powertrain systems
  • Previous experience with tractors, combines, hay, tillage equipment and Planters a plus but not required
  • Possesses the ability to diagnose and repair equipment; is also able to read, follow, understand, and communicate schematics.
  • Personal characteristics: Desire to provide outstanding, professional customer service, strong attention to detail, excellent problem solver, committed, and possesses written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Own mechanic tool set
  • Able to operate equipment safely
  • This role is deemed safety-sensitive and will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement

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Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Push/pull up to 50 lbs
  • Lift/carry up to 60 lbs
  • Lift bulky objects
  • Standing, walking, using hands, talking, hearing, neck rotation, trunk rotation, stair climbing, ladder climbing, repetitive bending, kneeling, sustained squat, forward reaching, overhead reaching, supine overhead reaching, crawling, bin lift, high steps, fingering/grasping - able to use bolt box.
  • Working Conditions may be indoor and/or outdoor. Noise level may be loud at times.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Ziegler Inc. will reasonably accommodate the known disabilities of qualified disabled individuals.

Ziegler Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color or creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission dealing with discrimination, or any other protected class status.

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Ziegler Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

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