Title:  Shop Lead


Wage: $26.15


Location:  Lovell, Wyoming



Essential Functions


  • Be a safety leader with solid safety behaviors and demonstrated leadership. Working with others to perform against the plant site safety plan with the goal of being a zero injury workplace.
  • Commitment to regular attendance
  • Operate various machine tools to manufacture and repair mechanical assemblies.
  • Record all data necessary to produce expected service and /or design results, including sizing and illustrations.
  • Use measuring devices and techniques correctly to assure proper sizing’s.
  • Perform milling operations such as drilling, tapping, boring and conventional mill and lathe work using various lathes (e.g. Horizontal and vertical mills and horizontal boring mills.)
  • Perform various metalizing (metal spraying) techniques as needed. Understand materials and applications as required.
  • Perform various welding operations, including setup and use of MIG, TIG, torch and stick welders.
  • Set up and perform tool-post grinding operations (e.g. precision surface facing), broaching procedures and Babbitt bearing work.
  • Use various hand-held and stationary power and non-power tools, including but not limited to: band saws, hand grinders, files, etc.
  • Lift, tighten, adjust and/or secure heavy objects in order to perform work and/or to observe safety precautions.
  • Keep work area neat and clean as directed by supervisor.
  • Assist other maintenance personnel with skilled or non-skilled duties as directed by supervisor


Skill & Experience Requirements


  • Two year technical degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Maintenance/mechanical experience working with process and packaging equipment
  • Basic understanding of vibration equipment, laser alignment, and oil analysis
  • Independent decision-making ability
  • Possess time management skills
  • Proven trouble shooting skills and ability
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of sugar factory processes a plus



Travel Requirements, if any (please indicate percentage):



Please submit all resumes in Word or PDF form to:hr@westernsugar.com


It is the policy of The Western Sugar Cooperative not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.