Farm Maintenance Generalist – 1st shift FULL TIME – Tecumseh Peterson Farm

Tyson Foods

Job Details:

This position will maintain the assigned equipment throughout the company owned farms and is responsible for the quality of the equipment operation.

PAY SCALE: Base pay is commensurate with experience up to a maximum of $30.75 per hour

Hours: 1st Shift


  • Responsible for all repairs to motors (electric/gas/diesel) and electrical equipment
  • Maintain and operate all farm equipment
  • Maintain all motors and engines throughout the farm
  • Develop and maintain a Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Develop and maintain a detailed Parts Inventory Plan
  • Assist in maintaining the farm grounds
  • Adhere to all Animal Welfare Standards and biosecurity program regulations
  • Learn essential farm animal husbandry practices
  • Other duties as assigned; inclusive of all farm work responsibilities, cooperating with others as needed to complete necessary tasks


  • Ability to efficiently use hand tools and trades type tools, to provide maintenance of all farm equipment
  • Ability to operate farm equipment safely and effectively
  • Strong mechanic and basic electrical and plumbing background required
  • Welding skills required
  • Ability to develop and maintain a Preventative Maintenance Program and Parts Inventory Plan
  • Ability to use time wisely while working independently
  • Willingness to function as part of a team and work toward team goals
  • Excellent observation skills and attention to detail, eager to learn new ideas
  • Willingness to work overtime and be called into work for emergency situations as required

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Associates degree or equivalent in farm machines preferred

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

Physical Requirements / Environment: 

  • Occasionally (1-3 hrs.): crawl, crouch, kneel, squat or balance
  • Frequently (3-6 hrs.): lift/carry push/pull (up to 45 lbs.), simple/firm grasping, reaching at shoulder height or slightly above, bend/stoop, fine manipulation/hand tools, climb working at unprotected heights when on a ladder
  • Continuously (6-8 hrs.): stand/walk, work around moving machinery, exposed to marked changes in temperature; outside in varied weather conditions, indoors in a regulated environment, around and amongst poultry dust, odor and blood, as well as fumes, talk and hear, use 20/20 vision with or without corrective lenses

Rehire criteria is a minimum waiting period of 90 days. Rehire Rule of no more than 3 times worked at Tyson Foods.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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