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Field Mechanic

Department:  Field

Random Lake, WI, US, 53075


At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you. 


This Job Offers:

  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent benefits, including: paid vacation and personal time, medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K, profit sharing, multiple wellness benefits and more! 


During the pack season, serve as a crew leader/mechanic for field operations. In the off-season, involved with the overhaul and repair of machinery and vehicles used in field operations. 


  • Focus on working safely and working to keep those around safe.
  • Responsible for the efficient operation of the pea harvesters, sweet corn pickers, and any other equipment used in our planting and harvesting operations.
  • Maintain all equipment in good repair.
  • Responsible for the preventative maintenance, adjustments and repair of field equipment.
  • Utilize harvesting procedures that generate maximum crop recovery and quality.
  • Train and supervise all employees on crew.
  • Train employees in the safe, proper and efficient operation of equipment to which they are assigned.
  • Transport crew to work location using a company vehicle.
  • Repair/overhaul field equipment during the off-season.
  • Enforce Company safety policies and procedures.
  • Assist in accident investigations.
  • Maintain work area in clean and orderly manner.
  • Must have and maintain a clear driving record.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Adhere to all Lakeside Foods policies and procedures.
  • Notify Management immediately if any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are discovered.
  • Must be able to learn and understand computer controlled systems.




  • Should be familiar with preventative maintenance procedures, machine adjustments  and harvesting procedures. Should have three to five years experience as a Field Mechanic or equivalent experience. A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Two years technical school training in farm machinery maintenance, industrial mechanics, or related course work is preferred.

Language skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret to documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must have strong inter personal skills to ensure good grower relations.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Through individual and team efforts, enthusiastically work toward the continuous improvement of his/her job, work area, department and Lakeside as a whole.  Fully participate in TAL by "living" Lakeside's Standards of Conduct and being an active member of operational and project teams.  By action and work, clearly and visibly demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and respect for others in all business transactions and exchanges.
  • Proactively create an environment that clearly and sincerely encourages the spirit of TAL in all areas of responsibility.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands or arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance or stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status. 



















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Nearest Major Market: Sheboygan
Nearest Secondary Market: Green Bay