Precision Ag Specialist

Lethbridge, Alberta
Full-Time
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Western Tractor Company Inc., a 4-store John Deere dealer located in Southern Alberta, is searching for a full time Precision Ag Specialist to join our growing John Deere agricultural equipment group for our Lethbridge location. Western Tractor is located at the center of an irrigated agricultural area that is known for the variety of specialty crops that it produces. John Deere is the number one brand of Agricultural, Turf and Commercial Construction equipment in the area and has been represented by Western Tractor in Southern Alberta since the 1930's. Western Tractor's commitment to our basic values, customer focus and employee improvement are what has made us a dominant dealer and an "employer of choice".

Job Summary
The Precision Ag Specialist supports the organization and coordination of the Western Tractor Precision Ag department including sales of Value Added Services (VAS) and Agricultural Management Solutions (AMS) hardware, maintaining, training, diagnostics, repairs, miscellaneous FieldSmart (minor agronomic) support and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Build client relationships through prospecting & negotiation
  • Actively sell and promote Western Tractor Value Added Services packages
  • Provide support & analysis to Digital Farms in relation to production steps with collection of machine data and other agriculture technologies
  • Assist with coordination and administration of JDLink/Telematics and customer profiles
  • Assist with RTK maintenance and support
  • Provide product knowledge relative to the software and hardware on electronic monitoring and application systems  of tractors, seeders, sprayers and combines
  • Understand proper machine settings for application conditions and crops providing recommendations based on analyzed information gathered directly from the relevant machines
  • Provide on and off-farm support and training for customers
  • Training resource to fellow specialists, technicians and sales professionals
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues including but not limited to displays, GPS application control, auto-guidance, row-guidance, telematics, section control, mapping, variable rate in-cab technology and precision harvesting systems software and/or hardware
  • Determine if field visits are required to resolve concerns through field validation/testing on outstanding product issues
  • Have significant insight and understanding of the market in your area and be familiar with the common types of precision operations as well as possible opportunities for technological upgrades


Experience and Training Requirements:

  • John Deere Precision Ag (GPS equipment) knowledge and operation skills
  • John Deere Precision Ag (GPS equipment) diagnostics and repair skills
  • John Deere product knowledge
  • Technical and mechanical competency with agriculture equipment
  • Customer focused individual with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent sales and closing skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong aptitude in information technology


Competencies Required

  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Research and Analysis
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Operating Equipment
  • Providing Consultation
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Mediating and Negotiating
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communication
  • Energy and Stress
  • Teamwork


Employee Opportunity
We offer our employees terrific opportunities to grow within our organization. Employees are our number one asset, and we encourage training and personal development for everyone. Our employees receive on the job training, John Deere University courses and training in other locations across North America. We are proud of the education that we provide our staff.

Benefits
Western Tractor offers competitive wages and a great benefits plan. Employees can be assured that they and their loved ones will be covered in the case of illness or accident.

  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Critical illness
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Extended health benefits
  • Health Spending Account
  • Life insurance including dependent life
  • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Extensive safety program
  • Education support


Application Instructions
Interested applicants can submit their resume to human.resources@westerntractor.ca indicating they are applying for the Precision Ag Specialist position. Resumes can also be delivered in person at any of our dealerships. This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Western Tractor but only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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