Maintenance Mechanic

Chief Agri Manufacturing/Production Kearney, Nebraska


Chief Agri is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic to join the Chief team. This position performs various machine repairs, installation, and maintenance functions on mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To install, relocate, and remove from service new and existing equipment.
  • To repair and perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment such as PLC’s, A.C. and D.C. motors, production machinery, engines, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. 
  • Will read blueprints, schematics, micrometers, tape measures, and wiring diagrams in making repairs and adjustments. 
  • Will trouble shoot problems and plan necessary repairs, keeping the supervisor informed throughout the process.
  • Will wire and troubleshoot electrical circuits and controls.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Technical education and/or experience in industrial maintenance.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of construction; possessing plumbing, concrete, and carpentry skills for building repair or reconstruction strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends and overtime on short notice.
  • Ability to perform work from a ladder, scaffolding, and/or Genie lift following all safety requirements.
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Will be required to furnish a basic set of hand tools.


  • 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.

**Chief Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the basis of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees and applicants with a work atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on professional demand, job requirements and qualifications, without regard to color, race, family status, religion or belief, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the settings in which work is being completed. Chief Industries Inc. will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Chief Industries Inc. encourages all to apply for any available jobs. If you need additional assistance with the application process, please call 308-389-7200.**