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Do you like problem solving and working with your hands?  At school, did you excel in technical subjects like physical sciences, advanced math and computers?   Would you like to join a high performing team that supports some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the world?  Would you like to join a customer-focused company with unlimited potential to grow your skills?  

John Deere Construction & Forestry equipment Dealers across the U.S. and Canada are looking for motivated, talented people to become skilled equipment technicians.  

What does a technician do?

As a Heavy-Duty Equipment technician, your duties may include the following:

• Inspecting heavy construction equipment for proper performance, and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions

• Diagnosing faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine the extent of repair required

• Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems using hand and power tools

• Testing repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers’ specifications

• Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment

• Service attachments and working tools such as blades, winches and side booms

Career Path

Becoming a technician can also lead to a variety of other potential positions within a dealership: field technician, product support sales, machine monitoring specialist, service management, parts management, new machine and rental machines sales, and even branch manager.  

The skills you develop as a technician can lead you on a long career journey in the construction and forestry equipment industry.