Chief Agri Manufacturing/Production Kearney, Nebraska


Chief Agri is seeking a Machinist to join the Chief team. This position will perform repairs and maintenance on existing dies, fixtures, and machine production parts as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Shapes parts to close tolerances, making standard shop floor computations relating to the dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds of stock and cutting tools.
  • Interprets written instructions and specifications in planning, layout, and setup of production parts.
  • Uses various lathes, manual and CNC mills, grinders, band saw, and other machine tools to complete operations.
  • Performs maintenance of and makes repairs to existing equipment such as dies, fixtures, and motor shafts.
  • Operates overhead and jib cranes, forklift, or other appropriate material handling methods to move parts and position stock in machines.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Associates level degree or certified apprenticeship completion or an equivalent combination of on-the-job experience and education required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • 1st Shift – 6:00am – 4:30pm

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Agri originated in 1961 and offers a full line of aeration and material handling products to help grain producers minimize storage costs and maximize the selling price of their commodities. Manufactured to exacting standards using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world and have a reputation for providing many long years of dependable service.

Our Benefits:

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.