Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Black Gold Farms invites you to grow with us! At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employee's work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners.
Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered: an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, rewards that include more than earning a salary, impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family and values that extend locally and globally.
Black Gold Farms has been in operation for over 85 years. The company has evolved into a global industry leader in potato production, sales and service. Please join us in serving our customers, sustaining our business and feeding the World.
Equipment Maintenance Specialist Position Available
Black Gold Farms has an Equipment Specialist position open at its Rhodesdale, MD farm. Responsibilities of this position include:
1. Oversee the condition and proper operation of the equipment at the farm. Ensure shop area, equipment, and parts room remains "Tour Ready" all the time.
2. Assist in preseason planning of equipment needs.
3. Manage the maintenance and repairs performed to all farm equipment. Schedule and determine the need of repairs. Provide direction & supervise the work of other employees. Inspect work upon completion.
4. Responsible for entering service records into company database.
5. Assist with the DOT compliance of farm trucks, trailers, permitted loads. Also assist with the licensing and insurance of all farm vehicles.
6. Assist with keeping equipment inventories accurate.
7. Responsible for the parts procurement and on farm inventories. Ensure that an adequate inventory is maintained on site for day-to-day operations.
8. Responsible for maintaining accurate inventory information and periodic physical inventory.
9. Oversee incoming equipment set-up and departing equipment disassembly. Notify sender or receiver and service team of any problems.
10. Assist Farm Manager & Service Team in employee training and supervision as necessary.
11. Travel on short-term assignments to help out at other farm locations.
The ideal candidate will possess leadership abilities, training experience and good communication skills. Experience required with farm equipment, GPS technology, electrical & hydraulic components and Microsoft Office.
Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, employer funded health savings accounts, a 401(k) program with a company match, paid vacation, holidays, tuition reimbursement and profit sharing.

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