Equipment/Agricultural Service Technician
- Diagnose and inspect equipment for faults and malfunctions
- Repair and adjust equipment, as well as replace defective parts
- Perform updates, pre-season delivery inspections and pre-season equipment inspections
- Complete work orders and enter technician notes on computer
- Order parts and provide quotes for repairs, services, overhauls, etc.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
- Strong capacity to pay attention to detail, possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills and have exceptional diagnostic capabilities
- Strong computer skills for ongoing training and electronic diagnostics
- High level of competence on replacement and repair on wide range of agricultural equipment and components
- Physically capable to perform required duties (safely able to lift up to 20 kg)
Education and Training:
Most agricultural equipment companies require the candidate to be a Licensed Heavy Equipment and/or Ag Technician (registered) Apprenticeship to Journeyman level, depending on the required level of experience offered by the employer. Minimum is Registered Apprenticeship in Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics.
Apprenticeship for apprentice agricultural equipment technicians in Alberta includes:
- Four years (four 12 month periods),
- A minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training,
- Eight weeks of technical training in each year.
Salary and Wages:
Average hours worked: 41.7 hours per week
Average wage: $35.68 per hour
Average salary (Alberta): $77,665.00 per annum