Maintenance Worker - South Dakota farms

Job description

We are looking to fill a Farm Maintenance Worker role for our new farm locations in the Ipswich, South Dakota area. In this role you will be one of the first employees to work in the facility in its initial stages of set up.  You will be responsible for an extensive range of work in the area of repair and general maintenance.  Reporting to the Barn Manager you will work within established procedures to complete routine duties concerning the farm buildings and equipment.  Communicating efficiently in both verbal and written form will be necessary to complete work instructions.  Bringing solid knowledge of mechanical systems and experience with power and hand tools will lead to your success in this role.Short description of the purpose of the job and the position in the organization.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • Perform repair or general maintenance work on structures, equipment, and grounds
  • Troubleshoot and repair ventilation, heating and air conditioning units
  • Report mechanical malfunctions to third parties
  • Maintain inventory of maintenance supplies including spare parts
  • Respond to building & equipment alarms as needed
  • Responsible for on-call duties as required

Your profile

  • Working knowledge of mechanical systems
  • Basic skills and knowledge of electrical, plumbing or other trades
  • 3 - 5 years experience in equipment/facility maintenance roles
  • Ability to plan and organize maintenance schedules
  • Able to efficiently use power and hand tools
  • High School education, trade school
  • Valid class B driver's license/ability to obtain one

What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet.

You will work in an environment based on respect, trust and recognition. You will have the opportunity to shape your own career by working locally or internationally with colleagues from around the globe. We believe in your personal development and provide  on the job training, continuing education, industry programs and challenging work. There is continuous focus on programs to ensure the company’s organizational, intercultural, management and industry leadership.

We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a Curriculum Vitae.

This job is located in Ipswich, South Dakota, USA

HOW TO APPLY:  If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Barbara Novosad at 519-578-2740  ext 245 or by email:

About Hendrix-Genetics

We are a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layer, turkey, pig, aquaculture and traditional poultry breeding, dedicated to generating solutions for the animal protein sector that meet the challenges of food production.

Over many years, the family-owned company has accumulated expertise and resources and leveraged its roots in farming to develop the relevant, high quality breeding solutions that it offers today. Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources to producers globally, with operations and joint ventures in 24 countries, and more than 2800 employees worldwide.

Thijs Hendrix, Président: “Our common history and shared values create a platform with a new horizon that will enable us to further focus on growth opportunities in animal breeding and life sciences. We embrace our past to catch the future.”

To fulfil our mission and to realize our full potential, Hendrix Genetics is inspired to be the global leader in animal breeding. With this goal in mind, Hendrix Genetics has developed a strategy founded on strengthening four key pillars of its business: Value Creation, Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability.


The Business Unit Turkeys develops products that consistently meet and exceed the expectations of our clients around the globe. With roughly half of the world's turkey genetics, we are a global leader. Discover more on the Business Unit Turkeys on our website