Service Technician/Diesel Mechanic John Deere Agricultural Equipment in Colusa, CA at Valley Truck and Tractor Co.

Date Posted: 10/18/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Colusa, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/18/2020

Job Description

Valley Truck and Tractor is the region’s leading farm and turf equipment dealer with nine dealerships across Northern California. Since our founding in 1948, we have been driven to provide the highest quality equipment and support to our customers for all of their ground care and agricultural needs. We meet this challenge with outstanding customer service and partnerships with leading brands including John Deere, STIHL, Honda and more. Our commitment to our employees runs just as deep, and we are always looking for the next exceptional individual to join our family. 

Purpose:

Independently performs complex diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer-owned agricultural and turf diesel and gas powered equipment including but not limited to Tractors, Combines, Riding Lawn Mowers, and Utility Vehicles.  . May require some direction or guidance from the Service Manager or Service Writer.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs complex diagnostics and mechanical repairs on agricultural and turf diesel/gas equipment and established Ag Management Solutions (AMS) products
  • Participates in Service EDUCATE Training programs required for the development of skills and knowledge
  • Performs diagnosis and repair in the field as required
  • Mentors Service Technician Trainees and Service Technicians
  • Conducts or supports customer clinics
  • Maintains current knowledge of John Deere and competitive agricultural products
  • Maintains condition of vehicles, inventory, tools and equipment
  • Maintains a clean work area and performs work in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Follows all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments
  • Completes all reports and forms required in conjunction with work assignments
  • Accounts for all time and material used in performing assigned duties
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience performing mechanical repairs
  • Ability to perform complex repairs and maintenance using special tools and equipment following Technical Manual procedures on the machines of the Technician’s specialty
  • Expert knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems used in the repair of agricultural and turf equipment
  • Excellent skills in operating vehicles and equipment used for diagnostic purposes
  • Ability to use Service Advisor and basic computer functions
  • Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. repeatedly
  • Master Service Technician certification preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience required; Associates degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required; CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and fork lift license preferred
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

What’s in it For You?

  • Competitive compensation package with an incentive program
  • A great health, dental and optical benefits package.
  • Company 401k program with matching
  • Opportunities for growth in your career as the VTT organization expands
  • Working for a family owned and values focused leading equipment dealer
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee Pricing on John Deere goods for personal use.
  • An exceptional work culture

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