Product Test Mechanic - Night Shift - Ditch Witch

Perry, OK
Sep 29, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary:

This employee principally tests, modifies, and repairs prototype equipment in the Product Proving Department. He or she will also be cross-trained to weld, machine, and assemble components. The employee also performs other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate Ditch Witch® equipment in field-test conditions.

  • Document and report test information to engineers and designers.

  • Modify and repair equipment.

  • Working on mechanical, electric, and hydraulic systems using power and hand tools (hoists, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.).

  • Eventually be cross-trained to perform other departmental duties, including welding, machining, and assembly.

  • Work independently some of the time, with limited supervision.

Work Environment:

  • Working outdoors at test fields or construction sites, in all kinds of weather conditions.

  • Manufacturing plant conditions (indoors, with variable temperature and humidity, noise, and dirt). 

  • Use of personal protective equipment as specified in the Safety Policy, plus specific departmental requirements as needed:

    • Respirator, hard hat, electric insulating gloves/boots, etc.

  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, electrical arc-welding equipment, and materials handling.

  • Working with hazardous materials, including gasoline, diesel, solvents, oils, grease, and pressurized gases and fluids.

  • Variable duties, workloads, and priorities. Changes often happen with little advance notice.

  • A high level of teamwork and cooperation with supervisors, engineers, designers, and coworkers.

  • Occasional overnight travel.

Job Qualifications:

  • Have experience operating heavy mobile agricultural or construction equipment, along with the ability to learn to operate tractor trenchers, pedestrian trenchers, boring equipment, etc.

  • Have an appropriate background in mechanical work and equipment operation, preferably including experience troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, electric, and hydraulic systems on heavy equipment.

  • Demonstrate appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills.

  • Be able to regularly handle items weighing up to 25 pounds, and occasionally handle items weighing in excess of 50 pounds.

  • HS Diploma/GED preferred.

  • CDL Class A with Tanker Endorsement preferred.

  • Be able to obtain a CDL Class A with Tanker Endorsement. within the first 6 months.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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