Processing Maintenance Lead

Location: El Paso, IL
Department: Processing

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Purpose and Scope

This position will oversee maintenance activities at the processing site.


  • Receive tasks from plants or the Seed Processing Construction Manager.
  • Assign personnel to tasks.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Coordinate shifts and resources to keep processing activities operational.
  • Create and monitor a preventative maintenance plan.
  • Coordinate all pre-season maintenance and start up procedures prior to harvest, receiving, and processing
  • Assist with automation related duties as directed by the Automation Engineer.
  • Assist with in-field repairs and maintenance as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of general hardware, supplies, tools, and parts for machinery and equipment.
  • Maintain accurate service records on all pieces of equipment. 
  • Other various duties required by the Seed Processing Construction Manager or Production Location Manager.


Job Requirements

1.     Education and experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy.
  • CDL or Chauffer license or equivalent may be required. 

    2.     Technical knowledge:

  • Ability to successfully complete Beck’s Fork Lift training. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Working knowledge of tools and seed processing machinery
  • Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) automated systems.
  • Working knowledge of electrical voltages (up to 480V AC, 24V DC)
  • Working knowledge of electrical testing equipment (multi-meters, amp-probes).
  • Confined Space training
  • Aerial Work Platform Safety course 

3.    Characteristics for Success:

  • Commitment to the mission of Beck’s Hybrids, specifically, to provide our customers with the best seed quality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view
  • Has a positive attitude
    • Integrity
    • Innovation
    • Passion
    • Adaptability
    • Teamwork
    • Commitment
  • Ability to exercise judgment

4.    Travel and hours of work:

  • Overnight travel may be required based on project needs at Beck’s regional locations and may vary in duration of time.

5.    Physical demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
  • May be required to pass respiratory medical clearance evaluation.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate may be required.

6.    Experience: 

  • At least five years in maintenance or construction.
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