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Maintenance Mechanic

Dinklage Feed Yard, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Fort Morgan, Colorado posted September 3, 2020.

POSITION:      Mechanic

REPORTS TO:  Yard Foreman

Summary:  Ensures the operation of machinery by performing maintenance and repairs.  Duties and responsibilities include the following:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Completes preventative maintenance requirements and repairs on feed yard equipment including but not limited to feed trucks, tractors, loaders, and heavy equipment.
  • Identifies issues with equipment through communication with departments and supervisors and by observation of equipment.
  • Follows all safety regulations and policies, especially adhering to specific equipment safety regulatory requirements.
  • Assesses departmental needs for tools and parts by researching costs and determining the best solutions for repairs and maintenance understanding financial impacts.
  • Works within an approved budget while developing and implementing cost savings measures.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge of supplies and equipment.
  • Participates in project meetings regarding maintenance and equipment.
  • Keeps shop clean and maintained.
  • Teamwork and efficiency are expected as well as assisting in various departments of the feed yard when necessary. 
  • Follows all Dinklage safety policies, procedures, and keeps up to date with safety regulations and requirements.
  • Professionalism is expected including courtesy and respect to team members, customers, and vendors.


  • Knowledge of heavy equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedural manuals.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems with machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to use and understand a variety of software applications.


At least two years of related experience and/or training.


Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.


Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.


Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The employee must be able to perform mechanical duties safely and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Benefits: 401(k) with company match, health/dental/vision insurance, company paid life insurance, paid time off

How to Apply

Contact Cory Carritt @ (970) 867-4977 or cory@dinklagefeedyards.com