The Farm Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of farm equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS: .
Repairs equipment such as tractors, trucks, combines, and lawn mowers by rebuilding motors and transmissions, performing engine tune ups, and replacing parts such as water pumps, generators, and ignition units.
Overhauls irrigation pumps. Replaces or adjusts brakes and clutches. Welds broken farm machinery as needed. Changes oil and filters in trucks, tractors, and lawn mowers. Maintains parts and supplies and orders new quantities as necessary. Performs general farm work such as plowing, spraying crops, and laying irrigation pipelines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the maintenance and repair of farm equipment. Knowledge of farm equipment operations. Ability to determine problems and solutions concerning farm equipment malfunctions. Ability to perform major repairs on farm equipment. Skill in the use of repair tools and equipment.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalency of a high school education with ability to read and write; plus two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of farm equipment or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.