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Maintenance Worker

Sidney, NE


Maintain and keep functional all aspects of the plant, yard and office facility in compliance with all applicable OSHA safety policies and local codes. This includes but is not limited to; preventative maintenance on all mobile equipment, treating plant equipment, and yard/framing tools, as well as regular repairs and emergency repairs.


  • Correctly and completely assess the proper intervals for preventative maintenance of all equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and make the proper assessment of damaged or malfunctioning equipment so as to make the correct repair judgment.
  • Make small parts and tools as needed.
  • Sharpen drill bits, saw chains, and draw knives.
  • Keep the shop area, parts room, maintenance and office building clean and orderly.
  • Operate the boilers.
  • Assist in transferring oil between building tanks and the treating plant.
  • Assist with unloading parts, equipment and supply trucks.
  • Assist in maintaining the physical condition of the yard.
  • Maintain the Penta Block inventory and keep the storage containers in compliance with applicable regulations.



Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • Must have at least 1 years’ experience with some type of maintenance position.
  • Practical welding, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical experience is a plus.


  • Must possess advanced math skills.
  • Must be able to operate a PC.
  • Must successfully complete Bell Lumber & Pole’s hazardous material training.
  • Must have legible handwriting.
  • Must be able to use various office equipment.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely ascend and descend ladders.
  • Must be able to walk and or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to count precisely and accurately and to record part numbers correctly.
  • Should have good communication skills.

· Must be fluent in English.

  • Should be able to work supervised and unsupervised equally well.
  • Know and understand all MSDS sheets for any chemical compounds that are required as part of the job.
  • Must be able to properly use and maintain all PPE required for the job.
  • Must be above average welder as determined by Bell Lumber & Pole Management.
  • Must possess good troubleshooting skills.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and is frequently required to sit, talk and hear, and to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee may occasionally lift 25 pounds and must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics are best defined as a treating plant environment with exposure to elements such as heat, cold, precipitation or toxic fumes. Employee will have moderate exposure to noise as heard in a pole yard and treating plant environment, at times noise levels will exceed safe working levels. Employee will have light exposure to the chemicals and solutions used in treating wood and cleaning the plant. The job requires overtime, up to and including overnight stays.

Bell Lumber & Pole is an Equal Opportunity Employer