Service Technician/Mechanic-Madison, SD


It is our Mission to provide the finest quality product and services to our customers in the most efficient and honorable manner possible, while maintaining a reasonable level of profitability. By providing meaningful employment opportunities/ careers to individuals who take pride in their work and demonstrate a respectful attitude, we feel we can achieve this Mission.


The position is crucial for keeping the greenhouse equipment and mechanical systems functioning at optimal performance in order to ensure successful growing operations. A desire and willingness to learn new skills is critical.


Safety is a top priority at Dan and Jerry’s Greenhouses. You will take an active leadership role in promoting a safe working culture. We want all employees, customers, and guests to Arrive Safe, Be Safe and Leave Safe.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (comprehensive, but not limited to):

Equipment Use:

  • Perform equipment maintenance necessary including routine maintenance and adjustments to ensure optimal greenhouse efficiency.
  • Rebuilding or replacing parts where needed
  • Fabricate or customize specialized equipment needed for greenhouse production
  • Occasional welding, painting

Preventative Maintenance:

  • Perform routine safety inspections on equipment used in greenhouse production. Observe all laws and safety procedures associated with mechanization used in greenhouse production.
  • Ability to identify potential problems and proactively initiate cost-effective solutions.

Greenhouse Upkeep:

  • Always maintain facilities in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Maintain accurate records and complete necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintain communication with Manager when needed.


  • Must be able to operate a variety of greenhouse production equipment such as farm tractors, skid loaders, forklifts, front-end loader, tree spade, semi-tractor/trailer, or others as required.
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience in basic equipment maintenance such as welding, engine, electrical, transmission, hydraulics and other related work.


  •  Class B license OR be willing to be trained and obtain Class B license is preferred.


  • Willingness to learn and be trained on company equipment and maintenance procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet or exceed deadlines while maintaining greenhouse safety standards.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with high attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively work with a team and independently. 
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, flexible with work hours, and willing to be available when necessary.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines.  Other combinations of education and experience may provide necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform occasional to continuous repetitive motion while walking, standing, sitting, distinguishing colors, lifting, and carrying objects up to 50 pounds. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Typically, those in this or comparable roles will spend most of their time working side-by-side employees in a production and greenhouse environment with few physical hazards.  The business is seasonal, and environments can at times be dusty, warm, and humid.     

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