Field Maintenance

at Lakeside Foods
Location Owatonna
Date Posted December 14, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified


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.


During the packing season, serve as a mechanic for field operations and /or equipment operator. In the off-season, involved with the overhaul and repair of machinery and vehicles used in field operations.


Responsible for the efficient operation of the pea combines and sweet corn pickers.

Maintain all equipment in good repair.

Responsible for the preventative maintenance, adjustments, and repair of field equipment.

Utilize harvesting procedures, which generate maximum crop recovery and quality.

Train employees to the safe, proper and efficient operation of equipment to which they are assigned.

Repair/overhaul field equipment during the off-season.

Enforce Company safety policies and procedures.

Must have a valid driver license to operate farm shop equipment.

Assist in accident investigations.

Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.


May perform other duties as assigned by the Manager/ Asst Field Manager.
Adhere to all Lakeside Foods policies and procedures.
Notify management immediately if any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are discovered.



Should have a general knowledge of farm machinery and operation. Two years technical school training in farm machinery maintenance, industrial mechanics, or related course work and/or one to two years equivalent work experience are beneficial. A complete set of tools for field machinery maintenance is needed.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence.
Ability to read, write, and speak English. Bilingual would be a plus.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
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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