Precision Agriculture Specialist in Avonlea at Nelson Motors & Equipment

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Do you enjoy working with agriculture equipment technology to optimize farming operations?  Do you have a knack for understanding numbers, raw data and translating it to useable information?  We have an immediate opening in our Precision Agriculture department in the Avonlea area.

As a specialist in agriculture technology, your role is to provide support for solutions enabled by the John Deere Precision Agriculture strategy and other aligned technology to our internal and external customers.  

Working closely yet independently with the Precision Agriculture Team you will: 

  • Participate in leading the dealership's John Deere Precision Agriculture strategy which includes machine optimization, data collection and other precision farming products, practices and technologies
  • Understand cropping and agronomic practices delivering training on how they impact equipment configuration
  • Serve as the internal and external technical specialist for all precision farming products, while implementing the adoption of new technology and product offerings
  • Understand industry practices and equipment limitations to ensure adequate solutions for customer equipment needs
  • Maintain and further develop dealership relationships with third-party providers and related John Deere businesses
  • Conduct in-field duties such as equipment optimization, display orientation, weather service installation, etc.
  • Organize and analyze customer field data in order to optimize yields

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one-year experience in an agriculture-related role, farming background referred
  • John Deere agriculture equipment experience preferred with dealership sales, service, training, or other related work experience a strong asset
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and remote internet functions
  • Knowledge or understanding of John Deere technology
  • Certified Crop Advisor certification or equivalent preferred
  • Associates degree in Agriculture Business, or any Ag related program or equivalent experience an asset
  • Valid Saskatchewan driver's license required
  • Living in the community or within a 50 km radius of the location is required

You will need:

  • Solutions approach mindset to identify existing/emerging customer needs
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel to store locations and customers

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