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Shop Mechanic 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Buffalo Lake  




To ensure cooperative’s fleet of vehicles and equipment is properly serviced and maintained to operate in safe and efficient manner. Working together as part of a team of mechanics and cooperative employees to improve the cooperative’s efficiency.



  • Inspections and troubleshooting through the use of diagnostics
  • Ordering of repair parts from suppliers
  • Remove or replace worn or broken parts
  • Perform routine maintenance procedures such as rotating tires, changing oil, lubricating engine parts and tuning up electrical system
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicles and equipment repairs or maintenance
  • Thoroughly complete paperwork required by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Observe OSHA, state and federal safety regulations
  • General housekeeping and maintenance the shop and work area
Position Requirements


  • Must have or be able to obtain Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements, and be an insurable driver
  • Previous mechanic service experience or vocational training equivalent with knowledge of hydraulics, electronics, gas and diesel machinery
  • Must have or be able to obtain DOT inspection certification
  • Must be able to pass DOT required physical and related drug test
  • Ability to operate tractors, semi’s, grain trucks, loaders, and conveyors
  • Availability to work extended hours during peak seasons and the ability to work in all climates of weather
  • This position is subject to drug and alcohol screening
  • Must be able to follow directions and effectively communicate with others
  • Attend all safety and education/skills training
  • Previous delivery experience preferred, but CRC will train the right candidate



  • Ability to lift 75lbs., climb ladders and/or rail cars, stairs, and bins
  • May also be required to work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work in grain dust and during inclement weather
  • Must be able to perform all physical requirements of the position



Central Region Cooperative offers competitive pay and a generous benefit package. Some of the benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Leave Pay
  • 401(k) -- Traditional and Roth
  • Variable Pay Program -- discretionary bonus based on local earnings
About the Organization Central Region Cooperative is a member owned and focused cooperative with roots beginning in several local organizations that, like other cooperatives, found ways to collaborate merging together over the years. We are a full service cooperative in south central Minnesota locally governed by a board of directors elected from our membership. Our corporate office is located in Sleepy Eye, MN and we operate additional business offices in Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Gibbon.

Central Region Cooperative has a long history of being known for serving our agricultural producers. We employ 160 employees to manage and operate five business units including Agronomy, BCA Products, Energy, Feed and Grain.  
EOE Statement Central Region Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, membership or activity on a local commission, disability, status with regard to public assistance or any other category protected by state or federal law. Central Region Cooperative complies with all relevant and applicable state and federal employment laws. Central Region Cooperative, in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act and Minnesota Human Rights Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to an otherwise qualified individual with a disability during the hiring process. In the event you believe you need a reasonable accommodation as part of the hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Manager.  

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