Title Maintenance Technician/Yard Maintenance
Location Columbus, NE

The Maintenance Technician ensures that a facility remains in operating form. Daily tasks will vary day-to-day based on what is in need of attention at the time, but can frequently include repairs, aesthetic work or tending to the facility’s machinery. The type of work a Maintenance Technician will encounter on an average day is also determined by the company the technician works for as well as the company’s grounds and facility.

Essential Functions

  • Inspect buildings, grounds & equipment
    • Trucks, trailers, Tractors & construction equipment
  • Carpentry ability to handle basic repairs around the building
  • Groundskeeping (snow removal, mowing, other outdoor areas of maintenance)
  • Maintaining a preventative maintenance schedule for inspecting, servicing, and testing machinery
  • Diagnosing and repairing machine failures
  • Installing replacement parts
  • Conduct preventive maintenance to mechanical devices
  • Run diagnostic tests to ensure system functionality
  • Repair broken or faulty machine parts
  • Perform emergency repairs
  • Choose appropriate materials based on mechanical needs
  • Align and calibrate machine parts
  • Monitor and report on project progress
  • Follow safety rules and regulations
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment


  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Attention to details
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and deep understanding of mechanics
  • Time Management.

 Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position in Columbus, NE. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Minimal travel is expected for this position.

 Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Physical stamina to handle a full shift of being active
  • Previous experience as a maintenance mechanic or similar role
  • Great understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanics
  • Familiarity using various power and hand tools, such as hosts and grinders
  • Ability to stand for long hours and lift heavy loads
  • Problem-solving and organizational skills
  • A driver’s license is a plus

 Wage: $20 to $27 an hour DOE

 Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please contact Jocelyn in Human Resources with any questions you may have regarding current openings. Email jgarcia@cencon.com or Call 402-563-6053. We’d be happy to help you! To apply, submit your resume on our website, email it to Jocelyn, stop in our office, or mail your application to Mid-Plains Industries at PO Box 1332, Columbus, NE 68602.