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
  • 2nd Shift – 4:15pm – 2:45am

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.