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Application Technical Specialist

Plains Equipment Group McCook, NE

Job Description

Assumes responsibility for supporting & growing the application business in all departments with a focus on coordinating and directing the workload of Application Equipment Technicians in the Service Department for maximum efficiency and productivity, while providing high quality repair work. Performs diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer-owned agricultural equipment.


  • Assign jobs and work areas to Application Equipment technicians according to skills and knowledge

  • Appraise repair orders coming into the Service Department for Application Equipment

  • Review repair orders for accuracy and completeness

  • Assist the Service Manager in hiring technicians and overseeing their development and training; conduct annual reviews for assigned direct reports and give regular feedback on their job performance

  • Direct and assist technicians in the diagnosis and repair of equipment and assist in their development

  • Inspect and repair all special tools and recommend new tooling as required

  • Conduct in-house Application Equipment technician training

  • Fill in for the Service Manager in their absence

  • Approve the release of Application Equipment for delivery to the customer

  • Assist the Service Manager in reviewing work orders for completeness and accuracy prior to customer billing

  • Assist the Service Manager in ensuring all Service Warranty and Product Improvement Program claims are submitted within the required timeframe to receive maximum credit

  • Performs complex diagnostics and repairs on agricultural equipment including both new and existing Ag Management Solutions (AMS) products

  • Assist other technicians with unresolved issues and is viewed as an expert on diagnostics

  • Supports customers with machine setup and optimization

  • Rework is limited to less than 1%

  • Has a strong understanding of how to use Service Advisor, regularly submits well-prepared DTAC Cases, and instructs peers on how to utilize Service Advisor and submit well-prepared DTAC Cases
  • Has clear communication with Service Manager, Service Clerk, Sales Representatives, Customers , Field Representatives,

Experience, Education, Skills and Knowledge:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Service Technician

  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive Application products

  • Ability to lead and develop others

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Associate’s Degree required


    To apply please visit the career section on our website at www.plainsequipmentgroup.com.

Job Details

Date Posted April 16, 2019
Date Closes May 16, 2019
Address 1207 West B Street
Located In McCook, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 49-3041.00 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
Zipcode 69001
Name Diane Waters
Address 150 NW 40th Street
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone 402-438-6189
FAX 402-476-4598

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Casual Dress
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Agriculture - Mechanic
  • Agriculture - Technician
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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