Agricultural Engineer Job Description Sample
Applied Engineering, Inc. is accepting applications for a talented Agricultural Engineer in Fargo, ND. The Agricultural Engineer role is responsible for troubleshooting and testing a variety of mechanical and electrical systems on agricultural and construction equipment. Specifically, the Test Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting; test set-up and design; interpreting test results; supervising test technicians in test set-up and operation; documenting test results; and communicating results in written and verbal form. As a consultant at Applied, the Test Engineer will also have the opportunity to work on projects in other engineering fields, such as design or manufacturing engineering.
In this role, you will have the chance to work with a team of passionate, innovative engineers who are focused on solving a wide variety of engineering challenges in a product development environment or manufacturing environment. We offer an exciting career where you can work in a collaborative team environment, solve complex and interesting problems, and learn and develop new skills through a variety of engineering projects.
If you have the talent and the desire to work on a variety of consulting projects while serving our customer seamlessly, see how you fit at Applied!
Agricultural Engineer Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering
1+ years of engineering experience; Recent graduates will be considered
Experience working with farm equipment and/or heavy machinery preferred
Working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems
Experience with any of the following CAD packages preferred: Creo, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, UG/NX, AutoCAD
Ability to work independently/self-directed and as a member of a team
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
Strong work ethic and integrity
Desire to work on a variety of projects
Applied Engineering is a 100% employee-owned engineering and technology consulting company that is dedicated to providing exceptional talent and technology with offices throughout the Midwest. We have won numerous awards, including Best Place to Work awards and Top Place to Intern awards, for our unique company culture that blends top talent, total technology, and absolute adaptability. We offer a career trajectory that few other companies can offer, including the ability to take on roles and projects aligned with your skills, your interests, and your passions. In addition, we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including a competitive salary; 401K retirement plan; paid time off; paid holidays; tuition reimbursement; medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance options; plus a flexible work schedule.
Please consider joining Applied's team of talented engineers!
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. We regret that we do not offer sponsorship.
Applied Engineering is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To submit your resume, go to http://www.go-applied.com/careers/job-openings/!
The Agricultural Engineer (Milling & Material Handling Engineer) is responsible for the design, implementation, and specification of milling and material handling systems and associated tasks. This position works under the close guidance of Senior Engineers to complete assignments and develop knowledge and skills. This position is required to have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
Design and develop milling and material handling system layouts, process flows, process flow diagrams, P&ID's and equipment schematics.Assist and work with department drafting personnel in the development and system layouts and CAD models.Communicate with vendors and contractors on various projects, including bid packages, ordering materials and equipment, and aiding in installation oversight.Review and award vendor contracts, review and approve vendor drawings, and work with project teams in defining project needs.Meet all safety, budget, and schedule requirements.Assist in new technology research and testing to improve processes.Assist with on-site commissioning and start-up activities.Provide on-going engineering support to other POET groups and facilities.Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCIES
To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Bachelor's degree or greater in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Milling Science, or related discipline required.
Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination preferred.
Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.
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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Senior Agricultural Economist
About This Role:
The Department of Grain Science and Industry and the IGP Institute is seeking applications for a non-tenure track, 12-month appointment, annually renewable position at the instructor level serving as a Senior Agricultural Economist and Curriculum Manager. The extension/outreach component through the IGP Institute will include development and presentation of seminars, short courses, distance courses, and other technical outreach programs to enhance the market promotion, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain, food and feed industry.
Duties include, but are not limited, to the following:
Deliver educational programs, including full tailored courses and individual guest lectures as they relate to grain purchasing and risk management. Programs could include workshops, short courses, distance education courses and other technical outreach programs.
Manage the delivery of programs housed at the IGP Institute or abroad.
Design and implementation of NEW and existing educational programs domestically and internationally
Provide technical information on grain marketing, transportation and risk management to existing and potential international users of US grains, trade teams, and individuals visiting the IGP Institute
Represent the IGP Institute at conferences, speaking engagements, etc. related to topics from the curriculum
Participate in domestic and international grain related activities and conferences as requested.
Market the IGP Institute programs to through the appropriate channels including, but not limited to organizing booth displays for trade shows, volunteering as a technical speaker, and serving on industry committees.
Provide technical information on grain purchasing and risk management to international trade teams and individuals visiting the IGP Institute.
Identify opportunities for research based on observations in the field and collaborate with faculty on possible projects.
Conduct meaningful collaborations with member of the Grain Science department related to teaching, research and outreach.
Perform other duties as assigned
Why Join Us:
The Department of Grain Science and Industry seeks to educate students and professionals, conduct innovative research, transfer new technologies and knowledge, offer high-quality outreach programs and services that impact the global grain & plant-based food, feed, fiber, fuel and bio-products supply chains. The fields of grain-based food and feed science is fast-growing and ever-changing. We are proud to be the primary training ground of managers and technology specialists who lead businesses and organizations to preserve the harvest, process grains into products, and feed the world.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You'll Need to Succeed:
B.S. in agricultural marketing, economics, grain science, agricultural communications or a related discipline with a minimum of five years of direct experience in grain trading and marketing.
Experience conducting market research related to the global grain markets influencing U.S. grain exports.
Demonstrated ability to teach industry professionals are a must. Demonstrated people and public speaking skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Appreciation and experience interacting with international audiences and foreign cultures.
Ability to speak English clearly and to work in a multi-cultural setting. Strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity and collegiality.
- International industry-related work experience, knowledge and expertise working in grain trading and marketing; conversant in multiple languages; master's degree in agricultural marketing, economics, agribusiness, grain science or a related field.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Application materials must be submitted online through Kansas State University's job portal at http://careers.k-state.edu. Interested candidates should include a letter of interest with background and experience, a resume, and list of three references with the current contact information (name, title, affiliation, and phone and email information). The candidate is requested to also submit a sample of education materials (teaching, extension, in-classroom, distance education) prepared by the individual.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening of applicants will begin August 15th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Salary Range/ Pay Rate:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: 17 Jul 2018 Central Daylight Time
Agricultural Education Instructor For 2019-2020
Job Title: Agricultural Education Instructor for SY2019-2020
Oklahoma Teacher Certification in Agricultural Education
Contract: 12 months
Reports To: Assistant Director of Athletics and Activities
Evaluated By: Assistant Director of Athletics and Activities
Bartlesville Public Schools is starting an Agricultural Education Program. The District is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the District's first Agricultural Education Instructor. The instructor will work with District officials and community representatives to promote, develop and implement the Agricultural Education Program. The instructor will teach agricultural education courses offered by the local district and approved by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the State Department of Education. The agricultural education instructor will assist and supervise all students in developing a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). In addition, the instructor will serve as advisor of the local Bartlesville Bruin FFA chapter and promote FFA activities as an integral part of the agricultural education experience. The District will offer a competitive compensation package to obtain the best candidate for this position.
The instructor will teach four classes per school day and be provided one hour of planning and one hour for supervision for student SAEs.
The instructor will attend community events to promote the agricultural education program. The instructor will maintain an active advisory committee.
The instructor will supervise student's SAEs though school based, worksite, and/or home visits. Also, the instructor will provide feedback and direction to the student's SAE.
The instructor will serve the educational needs of the students in grades 8-12 by providing the latest knowledge and skills associated with the area being taught. The instructor will also provide the opportunity for students to obtain a state recognized level of achievement.
The instructor will teach only approved agricultural education courses.
The instructor should provide various adult education courses for the local community supporters and patrons.
The instructor will outline a calendar detailing FFA activities, judging contests, and/or livestock shows that he/she will be attending.
The instructor will maintain an active program during the summer. The instructor will continue to supervise students SAEs. The instructor will promote student attendance and provide transportation for students to attend FFA leadership activities, summer field days, and/or livestock events and shows. In addition, the instructor should work with the local community on projects or activities. Also, the instructor will attend professional development.
The instructor will provide opportunities for students to participate and be active in the local FFA chapter.
The instructor will submit all reports required by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and FFA office in a timely manner.
Agricultural Technician II
General Description of Position:
This position exist to properly manufacture, process and package safe, quality dairy products and to distribute dairy products to university food centers.
Clean and sanitize pasteurizing equipment, storage tanks, milk vats, milk lines, and packaging equipment using equipment and procedure manuals to meet legal standards for product quality and safety. Drive tank truck to pick up milk from the Dairy Teaching and Research Center and deliver to the processing plant on a rotating basis with the other Agricultural Technician II.
Evaluate milk organoleptically for flavor quality. Collect and sample milk for composition and product quality.
Operate packaging equipment for fluid milk and assist other Agricultural Technician II. with related duties as signed by supervisor.
Clean and sanitize pasturing equipment, storage tanks, and other related ice cream processing equipment. Assemble ice cream mix with required raw ingredients following formulate calculated by supervisor.
Pasteurize ice cream mix meeting legal and safety standards established by government regulations. Properly homogenize mix for product quality following equipment operation manual. Package ice cream in half gallon and three-gallon tubs and place in blast freezer. Rotate stock as needed.
Assist the supervisor and other Agricultural Technician II. with additional duties as needed.
Perform record keeping and preventive maintenance on all processing equipment required in the daily operation of the dairy plant including checking "O" rings, changing gaskets, making minor adjustments, and replacing or repairing equipment to meet established standards and extend usefulness of the processing equipment.
Raw ingredients and dry goods are received from vendors and must be examined for quality, against purchase order, and proper count to guarantee against product loss and possible finished product defect. Inventory items and inform supervisor of items for restocking.
Assist other Agricultural Technician II with manufacturing of cheeses by cutting curd, stirring vats and packaging of cheese. Quality standards must be met to prevent product loss. Operation and finished product are evaluated by supervisor and required quality tests are performed.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
One year of experience in agriculture or animal sciences.
Valid Drivers License upon employment.
Possess a class B CDL drivers license within 6 months of employment
High school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience in Dairy or Food Manufacturing or Service.
Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions :
Requires considerable physical exertion and ability to tolerate exposure to temperature extremes; Must, be able to transport heavy items up to 90 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply through the K-State career website through Page Up.
Screening of Applications Begin:
Immediately and will continue until a candidate is identified.
Salary Range / Pay Rate:
Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $12.88 an hour. Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, educations, internal equity and departmental funding.
Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range. The Range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Follow the link to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster.
Kansas State University actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to The Principles of Community which can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Kansas State University complies with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Advertised: 12 Nov 2018 Central Standard Time
Agricultural Exhibition Coordinator I
Come work with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) where we continue to make Kentucky Proud! KDAperform a wide variety of regulatory functions that serve every Kentuckian every day.
This position is located in our Office of Agricultural Marketing, Shows and Fairs Division
Agricultural Exhibition Coordinator job duties will include:
Performs beginning level professional work in planning and conduction livestock shows and agriculturalfairs activities on a local and state basis.
Maintains communications with local show committees and advisory committees.
Works with breeders, exhibitors, extension agents and vocational agriculture instructors to determineprogress in conducting livestock shows and agricultural fair programs.
Keep shows and agricultural fairs records for reporting.
Prepares and distributes various promotional material. Publishes rules and updates on the division'swebpage.
Assist with coworker's livestock events, Kentucky State Fair and North American International LivestockExposition.
KDA touches ever Kentuckian in some way every day. We take pride and satisfaction in our services! Selectedcandidate will work to build customer relationships and provide superior customer service.
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in agriculture or a related field.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Additional experience in agriculture, planning and conducting of livestock show and fair activities or a related area will substitute for the required college on a year-for-year basis.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE
Incumbents working in this job title typically involves extensive contact with the public.
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to:http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/101/001/325.pdf
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Rita Norton at email@example.com or 502-598-8300.
Forest And Agricultural Lease Technician - Fort Campbell, KY
Posting Detail Information
Working Title Forest and Agricultural Lease Technician - Fort Campbell, KY Research Professional Position No Posting Number 201801061AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $39,000 - $45,000 Desired Start Date 01/02/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/09/2018 Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College
of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies
the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable
management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense
(DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied
research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.
One Forest and Agricultural Lease Technician position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The Forest and Agricultural Lease Technician will assist with inventories of forest stands and agricultural lands leased by Fort Campbell. The individual will support forest stand assessments and prepare for timber sales by measuring and marking timber. The successful hire will conduct a yearly inventory of agricultural fields and open lands to determine soil condition, identify soil erosion, identify non-native invasive species presence, and document and electronically map areas where issues occur. Report daily work and prepare detailed reports for installation personnel of information gathered in the field. Import data into installation database. Assist with remediation of open lands to include operating equipment in support of INRMP objectives and goals. Assist with access and maintenance of open lands in support of natural resources programs objectives and goals. Coordinate daily work activities with installation staff.
Required Job Qualifications
The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Must have knowledge of local/regional soils, local/regional species, local/regional forest ecosystems and agricultural practices and procedures.
Personnel must have a working knowledge of basic agricultural equipment and/or forestry tools and be able to operate equipment at an entry level with limited oversight.
Must be able to work outdoors in rugged terrain and all weather conditions.
Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date (anticipated start date: January 2nd or later).
Preferred Job Qualifications
Knowledge of erosion control practices to abate issues found in open lands.
Experience with ESRI Geographic Information Systems software applications and proficiency with Global Positioning System data collection is desired.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Content Marketing And Social Media Manager - West Lafayette - Agricultural Economics
The Content Marketingand Social Media Manager at the Center for Food and Agricultural Businessoperates as a marketing consultant, project manager, and editor/writer forprojects. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Managing and developing theplanning, scheduling, creation and production of specialized content that fuelsthe center's e-mail marketing, social media, collateral development and otherinbound marketing strategies
Focusing on turning academic outputs (e.g., journalarticles) into consumable products (e.g., webinars, e-books, fact sheets) foragribusiness professionals
Working closely with the center's faculty members, project managers and marketing director to identify the most effective content assets that align with the center's overall marketing goals
Managing the creationand execution of the content calendar for the center's blog by writing and editing original content, overseeing the design/layout phase and delivering on time
After product development, distributing the contentvia the center's various communications channels
Managing and maintaining the center's social media sites, which includes developing and executing asocial media strategy to increase the center's reach
Helping the centerconvert its leads into loyal customers
A bachelor's degreein marketing, communications, professional writing, English or related area
Two years ofmarketing and content creation experience with a proven ability in writing andreporting
Experience inmarketing/ad agency, editing magazines or publications
Experience usingsocial media and apps, eBooks, and other digital publications to promotecontent
Multi-media skills invideo and audio
Superior editing andproofreading skills with strong attention to detail
Excellentverbal/written communication skills with the ability to work with diversegroups of people
Self-starter with strong organizational andtime management skills who is comfortable workingwith cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment
Ability toprioritize/meet deadlines within specific time constraints and exceptionalorganization skills to coordinate and track the details of multiple projectssimultaneously, ensuring high-quality results are delivered on time
Demonstratedunderstanding of existing and emerging inbound marketing approaches, socialmedia platforms, tools for optimization and industry trends
Strong English,editorial, creative writing, and project management skills
Proficiency in the MSOffice pro suite of products
Knowledge of AdobeCreative Suite products
Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
A background check is required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contribution Waiting Period
Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.
Agricultural And Standards Program Aide
This is a continuous filing exam. The next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
12/21/18, 01/24/19, 02/21/19, 03/21/19, 6/21/19, 9/20/19, 12/20/19
Vacancies for this position are seasonal only.
Under supervision, the Agricultural and Standards Program Aide provides assistance and support services related to the enforcement of agricultural or weights and measures laws and agricultural pest control. Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
Basic record keeping techniques
Principles and practices of customer service
Learn basic insects and plants related to the area of assignment
Read maps and plot trap locations on maps
Follow verbal and written directions
Make simple explanations of policy, procedure, and law to the general public
Keep records and prepare reports
Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
There are no mandatory education or experience requirements. See Knowledge, Abilities and General Qualifications Sections.
Driver's License: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Physical Abilities: Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
- perform a wide variety of physical tasks such as standing for long periods of time; walking long distances; stooping; stretching; bending; climbing stairs; and lifting items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds
- differentiate between colors at a level necessary to identify various insects and weeds
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Working Conditions: Positions in this class require the incumbent to:
- work in all types of weather conditions
- travel in an assigned area
- work weekends, holidays, and non-routine hours
Background/Criminal History: The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.
Positions in this class are temporary; there is no probationary period. Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate or Credentials Screening Panel exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
For information regarding County jobs:
Call (916) 874-5627 and you will be provided with a recorded message, accessible 24 hours a day.
Experienced Agricultural Technician
Position Title: Experienced Agricultural Technician
Reports to: Service Manager
Location: Ellsworth, KS
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Employee Status: Full Time, Permanent
The Agricultural Technician is responsible for performing both basic and complex diagnostics on agricultural and construction equipment, and perform repairs and maintenance on both customer-owned, or dealer-owned, equipment. He / she is responsible for good customer communication as needed, ensuring a clean and safe work environment, continually develop technical skills with evolving products, and perform work at customers sites as required.
Job Responsibilities (ranked in significance):
Company Values: Ensures all company values are adhered to and promoted. This would include leading by example and participation in employee recognition programs.
Service Diagnostics: Performs basic / complex diagnostics on agricultural / construction / diesel equipment, determining what repairs are needed and/or recommended for future attention / maintenance. This can be for either customer-owned equipment located at the shop or at customer's site, or dealer-owned equipment (inspections).
Service Repairs: Performs repairs on above equipment (electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, diesel) as requested by manager. Accountable for performing quality work and attaining stated goals for efficiency.
Service Training / Development: Participates in all requested job-related training and development, as well as taking an active interest in improving skills with other training programs.
Service Paperwork: Completes all reports and forms for service operations in a timely and accurate manner. This would include inspection reports, warranty comments, work orders, etc. Uses CNH Assist as appropriate. Uses computers / tablets for data entry as required. Ensure manager is aware of any issues / surprises which can impact customer billing or satisfaction. Ensures accurate timekeeping for job costing.
Equipment and Tools: Maintains good condition and cleanliness of company vehicles inventory, tools, and equipment, including return of tools to storage areas.
Safety: Follows all company and common sense safety policies, while using all required personal safety equipment. Ensures a safe work environment in his bay; reports any issues in bay or other service work areas to manager for followup.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with other technicians, parts, and sales personnel. Mentors Service Technician Apprentices and junior Technicians as able. Works afterhours (daily or weekend) as required.
Communications: Ensures good communication within location, and with other locations / employees. Communicates appropriately with customers, and conveys any operational issues to manager.
Technical degree in Agricultural, Diesel or Construction Mechanics, or High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of experience in service operations.
Proven knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of Ag / Construction / Outdoor power equipment
Outstanding knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
Owns mechanic tool set appropriate for the work required.
Excellent skills in operating vehicles and equipment used in service shops (diagnostic equipment, forklifts, hydraulic lifts, etc.)
Excellent communication and customer relationship skills
Expertise with computer systems, including MS office and internet-based applications
Ability to work extended hours during the week and on weekends
Ability to travel to company meetings and training events as needed
Ability to lift 75 pounds as required without assistance
Acceptable Motor Vehicle status, with current driver's license, and ability to operate motor vehicle
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