Mechanic (West Bend, IA)


NEW Cooperative, Inc. is accepting applications for a Mechanic (West Bend, IA)


Description:   Fulfills the demands of the West Bend Tire & Auto center by providing light duty mechanical work and assisting the adjacent shop with the maintenance of company-owned equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Job Performance Skills:

Initiative/Action Orientation

Displays a high energy level. Enjoys working hard. Self-starter; doesn’t wait to be told to take action. Look for opportunities to do extra work in order to help a project move along. Willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations. Displays an obvious sense of urgency. Does more than what is normally required. Volunteers readily.


Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of their work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Do not make excuses or blame others for errors or problems.  Carries a fair share of the workload.

Team Work/Team Player

Fulfills commitments to other team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Do not take the credit for others’ work. Works comfortably with all team members. Takes charge when it is necessary to facilitate an action or decision. Volunteers to help others with projects or assignments. Gives and welcomes feedback. Expresses disagreement constructively. Listens to and responds constructively to all team members. Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Planning and Organizing

Maintains well-organized materials, files, systems, and tools. Breaks work down into logical steps. Anticipates and eliminates roadblocks and delays. Stays within the allotted time for accomplishing tasks. Completes tasks in the shortest, most efficient manner. Makes sure all parts of a job are completed in full, including follow-up plans and paperwork.


Performs work in a safe manner at all times. Checks the work area for hazards and corrects unsafe situations. Uses personal protection equipment. Maintains an organized work area. Seeks guidance from the supervisor if needed. Considers the safety of other employees. Understands and follows safety regulations. Reports unsafe conditions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain a safe work environment as outlined by NEW Cooperative’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist the lead mechanic and report to them for tasks/projects to complete.
  • Assist with auto and farm implement tire assessments, repairs, and installations.
  • Help provide general maintenance of agriculture equipment at our adjacent shop for company-owned equipment.

Job Requirements:

  • The position will require general mechanic skills (do not have to be a certified mechanic).
  • The job does require that the candidate have a valid driver’s license and is insurable to drive.
  • The position does require a candidate to be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds.


In the years since 1973 one element of our story remains consistent. NEW was founded by farmers who saw mutual benefits in sharing resources.

The direction came from two local co-ops – one with rail capabilities and the other with additional grain to fill those outgoing trains. From the start, the idea was progressive, savvy, and practical. When we pool our resources, they said, every single farm gains momentum.

Together, our Iowa farmers buy better and sell better. Every crop year they can capitalize on the ability to produce more efficiently, too. Knowledgeable employees attracted by our vision and sense of mission help NEW Cooperative customers know what’s merely inventive and which innovations make strong economic sense. As a result, we’re always achieving something NEW!

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Learn more about NEW Cooperative, Inc.  here.