Farm Mechanic

Office · East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Department Office
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $20-25 hr

Farm Mechanic

Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats all grown in Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

Farm Description

100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (4 summer, 2 winter in 2021), home delivery, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

Job Description

  • Repair & maintenance of diesel farm tractors (Kubota) & skid steer (New Holland) 
  • Servicing of food processing equipment 
  • Constructing farm structures for livestock
  • Plumbing & electrical repairs & maintenance 
  • Diesel & gasoline truck & van repairs & maintenance 
  • Maintain & service small engines
  • Welding repairs & fabrication 
  • Able to train others with limited skills on assisting with project completion


  • Problems solver
  • Organized 
  • Able to lift 50+lbs repeatedly 
  • Experience working on gas & diesel engine
  • Experience working on small engines 
  • Able to work in all weather conditions - farm environment without an enclosed shop space 
  • Carpentry skills
  • Light plumbing & electrical skills
  • Welding - Stick, Mig, Tig
  • High competence with power tools
  • Good communication skills
  • Interested in constant improvement
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles a plus
  • Able to work with others and be a member of a team

This is 20-25 hour per week position.  Compensation determined by experience - $20-$25 per hour, sick/family leave, monthly farm food budget and professional development funds.  Interested applicants should answer the questions included and attach their resume and 3 professional references. We will accept applications until positions are filled. We will require either an in-person or video interview as part of the application process and if moved to next step a 1 day work try-out on-farm.

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  • Location
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $20-25 hr