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Maintenance Mechanic Job

DATE POSTED: Jun 03,2017

LOCATION: Billings, MT

CATEGORY : Mechanic

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5695

FULL JOB TITLE: Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is our culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Loveland Products Inc., a division of CPS, offers a complete line of high performance crop input products including seed treatment, plant performance, nutritionals, adjuvant and crop protection products. Loveland Products brings new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.

Plant Information

Located in Billings, Montana, the plant produces approximately 6 million gallons of liquid herbicide annually. The plant employs 35 people with roles in operations, maintenance, environmental compliance, QC laboratory, warehouse, rail/truck loading, office staff and site leadership.

Job Summary

As a member of the Maintenance Team, theMaintenance Mechanic monitors, troubleshoots and repairs plant process equipment and mobile equipment to support production and continuous improvement in plant reliability. The Maintenance Mechanic is also actively engaged in plant safety, environmental stewardship, and waste minimization efforts.

Key Tasks:

  • Engage in the plant safety programs such as Near Miss Reporting, Work Hazard Assessment Tool, and Commitment to Zero
  • Support the facility’s obligations to environmental stewardship and waste minimization
  • Execute plant maintenance with an appropriate sense of urgency to maximize production
  • Experienced TIG and stick pipe welder in carbon steel and stainless steel
  • Utilize the EAM CMMS to document maintenance work order history
  • Able to read construction/fabrication blueprints and other drawings.
  • Experience conducting predictive/preventive maintenance work (PM’s) on chemical process equipment and packaging line equipment
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing packaging line equipment
  • Experience installing, troubleshooting and rebuilding centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.
  • Experience with laser alignment of rotating equipment including pumps, fans, and compressors.
  • Experience operating forklift, picker, telehandler, skid steer

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • At least three years of plant maintenance experience
  • Able to work in a fast-paced team environment

The following experience is considered a plus -

  • Pipefitting.
  • Basic nondestructive testing such as dye penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasonic thickness testing.
  • Basic vibration analysis of rotating equipment.
  • Basic electrical and/or instrumentation troubleshooting and repair.
  • Basic automotive repair.
  • Use of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to enter work order hours, PM findings etc.
  • Inspection of API storage tanks
  • Able to read and understand process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping and instrument drawings (P&ID)


  • High school diploma required, vocational training in a technical trade considered a plus
  • A valid driver license and dependable transportation
  • Ability to work in a drug-free workplace.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically and medically capable of wearing a respirator
  • In a manufacturing plant environment, must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hardhat, safety glasses, gloves, hard toe boots, fall protection, hearing protection
  • Able to ascend/descend stairs and ladders
  • Must stand and walk on concrete floors and elevated walkways
  • Must sit and operate a computer
  • Capable of working in varying temperatures and high humidity

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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