February 1, 2023


Shop Manager

Department:      Agronomy

Location:             Le Sueur, MN

Date Posted:       August 30, 2022

Status:                  Open

Job Overview

This is a full-time position based at the Le Sueur location. Regular hours are 8am-5pm (or similar) during the slow season, extended hours may be necessary during peak times and as business dictates. This individual will oversee shop employees- scheduling, assigning daily tasks, providing feedback, coordinating maintenance and repairs to a variety of equipment. This is not an all-encompassing list of duties; other duties may be added as needed with business need.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Providing maintenance (scheduled and emergency) to a variety of equipment. This includes LP and Fuel Trucks, Feed Trucks, Semis- Tractors and Trailers, Agricultural Equipment, etc.
  • Set up and monitor plant and equipment maintenance schedules.
  • Respond to, assess, and diagnose equipment breakdowns, contacting service technicians as needed.
  • Maintain inventory records on repairs made and parts ordered; maintain and order parts as needed.
  • Oversee shop employees, assigning daily tasks, developing schedules, following up on tasks.
  • Assessing the work performance of employees, identifying area needing improvement.
  • Identifying and resolving inadequacies in processes; assist in developing ways to increase efficiency.
  • Ensure timely and accurate communication with management, department leads, operators, dealerships, and service technicians, etc.
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Promote safety in the workplace; identify and communicate workplace hazards promptly, correcting unsafe conditions or actions as able.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong mechanical ability; able to perform and diagnose basic mechanical repairs and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with trucks (diesel and gas) and heave agricultural equipment; operation and repairs.
  • Previous supervisory experience is required.
  • Excellent leadership skills; positive attitude.
  • High level of organization, efficiency, and the ability to adapt and prioritize.
  • High attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a team or independently, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and ability to accept responsibility and accountability for job performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to create and develop effective working relationships with employees, team player.
  • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to do what is needed to complete tasks.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekend during the busy season and as business dictates.
  • Valid driver’s license; CDL preferred.


  • Moderate to heavy lifting {50-100lbs)
  • Work conditions may include dust, fumes, moderate to loud noise levels, uneven surfaces, various heights.

Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug-Free Workplace

Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.