Diesel Mechanic in Harrisonburg, VA at James River Equipment

Date Posted: 11/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Level:    Experienced

Job Location:    Harrisonburg - Harrisonburg, VA

Position Type:    Full Time

Education Level:    High School

Salary Range:    Undisclosed

Travel Percentage:    Road Warrior

Job Shift:    Day

Career Opportunity with James River EquipmentJoin the Team at James River Equipment in Harrisonburg!

The combination of our experience, culture, and focus on customer service has resulted in James River Equipment becoming one of the most distinguished and widely respected John Deere dealers in the country. Our steady growth in service, rentals, parts, and sales is a direct reflection of the loyalty of our customers and our increase in the variety of products we offer.

As a Diesel Mechanic in the field, your more typical responsibilities will include:

  • Inspecting, diagnosing, repairing, adjusting, and maintaining construction on various types of agricultural equipment
  • Utilizing problem-solving resources such as DTAC, technical manuals, personal skills, and experience in order to perform diagnosis of equipment problems
  • Requesting proper parts needed for repair through the parts department and keeping track of machine status
  • Planning and executing the sequence of repairs
  • Conducting engine underhauls, head gaskets, rear axle replacement, hydraulic valves and pumps, rock shafts, and transmission repairs
  • Preparing accurate inspection and service reports, and maintaining other records as required
  • Following company policies and government regulations
  • Keeping work areas clean and orderly, while complying with company safety standards 
Job Requirements currently include:

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Vocation or technical degree, or equivalent work experience or training. 3-5 years of experience as a field diesel mechanic working on agricultural or farm equipment is required. 
  • Knowledge of service department operations, agricultural service department operations, and agricultural equipment technology.
As our ideal candidate, you'll take responsibility to safely execute the work while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You are a fast learner, with superb communication skills and a dedication to delivering quality work. Further, you have the ability to collaborate and build relationships with coworkers, customers, and vendors, with excellent interpersonal skills.

  •     Physical Effort: Field Service Technicians regularly work on machines in tight and uncomfortable positions. They may stand for long periods of time while also having to bend, crawl, or lay on their backs when making repairs. Field Service Techs frequently lift objects weighing 50-pounds unassisted and move heavier items (over 50 pounds) with assistance of devices. Field Service Technicians will service machines both in the shop and outside the shop at customer locations. 

  •     Working Conditions: Field Service Technicians perform work both in the shop and out at customer locations. You occasionally perform work on loose-footing areas outside of the shop and in the field. There is often exposure to grease, dirt, dust, fumes, drafts, and loud noises of varying levels both in the shop and out. There is also frequent risk of burns, chemical irritations, cuts, strains, bruises, etc. Field Service technicians will regularly perform work duties outside in adverse weather conditions. To combat these dangers and risk hazards, field service technicians must follow strict safety procedures, proper equipment safety, and PPE.

  •     Travel: Requires frequent driving to & from customer locations and the shop. 

    Above all, you'll be a reliable and friendly team player who has a natural aptitude for problem-solving and is eager to contribute to an established, growing company! 

    Working at James River EquipmentAbout the Benefits

    The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate (negotiable based on experience) and eligibility for monthly technician incentive bonuses. In addition, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:

    • Extended health, dental, and vision insurance with no waiting period for benefits 
    • Health savings account
    • Flexible spending account
    • Disability and life insurance
    • 401k with employer match and profit share
    • Annual tools and PPE allowance 
    • Employee recognition rewards program
    • Opportunities to attend a yearly cruise for top performers
    • Paid time for employees to take online training at home
    • Company laptop 
    • Company cell phone and vehicle provided for Field Mechanics
    • Opportunities for leadership and professional growth 
    • Quarterly group outings, company events, and employee recognition programs
    • Relocation assistance is available based on program guidelines 
    Upon joining us, you will be welcomed into a supportive, collaborative, and diverse team that takes pride in a job well done.

    If you're looking for a satisfying workplace and would like to take your career forward, Apply Now!

    For more information about what it’s like to work at James River Equipment, please visit our website at www.jamesriverequipment.com

    educationRequirements':'High SchoolemploymentType':'OTHERexperienceRequirements':'About the Benefits

    The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate (negotiable based on experience) and eligibility for monthly technician incentive bonuses. In addition, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:

    • Extended health, dental, and vision insurance with no waiting period for benefits 
    • Health savings account
    • Flexible spending account
    • Disability and life insurance
    • 401k with employer match and profit share
    • Annual tools and PPE allowance 
    • Employee recognition rewards program
    • Opportunities to attend a yearly cruise for top performers
    • Paid time for employees to take online training at home
    • Company laptop 
    • Company cell phone and vehicle provided for Field Mechanics
    • Opportunities for leadership and professional growth 
    • Quarterly group outings, company events, and employee recognition programs
    • Relocation assistance is available based on program guidelines 
    Upon joining us, you will be welcomed into a supportive, collaborative, and diverse team that takes pride in a job well done.

    If you're looking for a satisfying workplace and would like to take your career forward, Apply Now!

    For more information about what it’s like to work at James River Equipment, please visit our website at www.jamesriverequipment.com

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