NW Mixer Feeders - Technician Jobs in Caldwell, ID

About Us

For over a half century, NW Mixer Feeders has taken pride in supporting the cattle feeding industry with family grown traditions and northwestern values. Our sales, service and design build capabilities have made us the #1 source for cattle feeding equipment. NW mixer feeders sells and stocks parts for Rotomix, Laird mfg, Harsh, Kirby, Shuler (Vermeer), Loewen mfg, AG equipment , Whatcom, Easy rake, and more. Along with our Caldwell, Idaho location, we are also set up with a location in Hermiston Oregon. We have three technicians, and parts, service and sales of all the same OEM'S managed by Aaron Haggard. The physical address of our Oregon location is 28929 NW livestock Rd., Hermiston, OR 97838. Job opportunities are also available there. Please inquire and visit https://www.facebook.com/nwmixerfeeders/

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  • 55' paint booth all ways full.
  • three service trucks w/cranes .
  • very well stocked parts room
  • refinishing shop , jobs from large to small
  • front lobby/ waiting room . polished and clean
  • Hermiston Oregon location
  • covered and lighted wash pad
  • INSTALL SHOP ,  WELL SUPPLIED AND
  • very busy mobile fleet

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated during colder months and kept comfortable in warmer months. The main parts room and offices are air conditioned.

What is the size of the team I’d be working with?

There are 2-3 techs in the paint shop and 5-6 techs in the main shop.

What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?

Shop hours are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. We have techs on-call 24/7 to be available when needed. This is structured as a rotating shift, where a tech will be on-call one week at a time.

What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?

Shop tools provided, along with 4 mobile service trucks completely tooled.

What type of break room facility is provided?

Our break rooms is comfortable with a table, chairs, full-sized refrigerator; sink, microwave, and clean drinking water readily available. There is also a picnic table outside with a grill.

How many bays does your shop have?

There are 6 bays in the main shop; 2 bays plus a 50 ft. paint booth in the paint shop; and 2 bays in the install shop.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

About 120

What is your parts ordering process?

Techs will complete a work order, called a "green sheet," and the parts manager will process this.

What is your policy on side work?

Must be approved by management on a case-by-case basis.

Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?

We have a great team that works closely together! People skills will go a long way in our shop as we always try to support each other.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer hands-on skill training for techs. Additionally, we hope to offer hydraulics training.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We are always trying to help techs grow in their career with us. Some staff have been with us over 25 years! We pride ourselves on building customer relationships and helping our business grow.

Can you describe your performance review process?

There is an annual performance review process where we discuss the employee's work, along with their training and growth over the past year.

What type of safety training is required?

There are weekly safety meetings that review safety procedures and protocols. Other training is provided as needed.

Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?

As we grow our staff, we hope to have seasoned techs mentor newer techs to help them grow in their career.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We always try to be involved in our community, especially with events related to agriculture, such as county fairs, FFA, etc.

Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?

We have had relationships with schools in the past, and would be open to working with them in the future to help students enter the field.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We hope to be growing! Our goal is to continue hiring capable staff to provide great service to our community and keep our business growing.

Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

We have a paper application form with basic questions (job history, references, etc.) that takes only a few minutes to complete.

Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?

We prefer in-person interviews whenever possible.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

The interview will allow us to get to know a candidate, including their personality, work history, etc. We will also show the candidate around the building and property.

Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?

We conduct pre-employment and random drug screenings.

Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?

There is no formal skill assessment, but we try to learn the candidate's skill level during the interview.

After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?

About 1 week - we try to move the process along as quickly as possible.

Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?

About 1 week

A Level Technician
A Level Technicians are highly skilled technicians that have strengths in their diagnostic and mechanical ability. This level of technician typically has many years of experience and education. We view an A Level Technician as the highest skilled technician in a shop
Pay Range: $48,000 - $60,000/year ($23.08 - $28.85/hr)

Pay may be higher based on skills and experience

B Level Technician
B Level Technicians are skilled in mechanical repair and, while not their specialty, have some diagnostic skills. B Level Technicians generally have a fair amount of experience and can be trusted to handle most repairs.
Pay Range: $35,000 - $47,000/year ($16.83 - $22.60/hr)

Pay may be higher based on skills and experience

Collision Prepper Pay Range: $35,000 - $42,000/year ($16.83 - $20.19/hr)

Pay may be higher based on skills and experience

Health Insurance Offered
Health insurance is provided to employees.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental insurance is provided.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision insurance is provided.
Retirement Plan Offered
401k plan is provided
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
Employees can accrue vacation time.
Paid Holidays Offered
There are 7 paid holidays.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
13 uniforms are provided, with no laundering fee.
Other Offered
We try to recognize our employees with fun activities and free lunches on most Fridays!

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