Career Detail

Location: Shelby, NC
Type of Employment: Full Time

The history of James River Equipment dates back to 1926 when Rudolph Romer opened his first John Deere Dealership in Holly, Colorado.  In 1977, the Romers made the decision to expand eastward and purchased four construction and forestry dealerships in Virginia which were combined to form James River Equipment.  Since 2001, James River Equipment has added on average one new location and one new partner per year.  The mission of James River Equipment is to provide values to our customers, do it profitably and ethically, do it for the long term and have fun while doing it!  Integrity, loyalty and honesty are at the heart of every James River Equipment business.

Job Details:

James River Equipment is currently seeking a qualified small engine mower technician for our Shelby location. If you're the kind of person who strives to do great work, excels in creative environments, thrives in teams, and lives for problem-solving - this is the place for you. At James River Equipment, your ideas, experiences, and values matter. You will be rewarded in ways that matter through opportunities for career growth; ongoing training through John Deere University and through outstanding compensation, incentives and benefit programs – Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, 401k match and profit share.

Job Responsibilities:

Analyze, diagnose & repair handheld products (example - Leaf blowers, String trimmers, Push mowers, etc)

Performs basic/complex diagnostics on agricultural / small engine equipment to determine what repairs are needed.

Performs basic/complex repairs on agricultural / small engine equipment as requested by service manager.

Operates vehicles, tools, and equipment used in machinery pre-delivery and set-up processes.

Assemble machinery components and to follow manufacturer’s pre-delivery.

Participates in all job-related training and development.

Prepares all reports and forms required in conjunction with work assignments.

Maintains current product knowledge of John Deere and competitive products.

Manages condition of vehicles, inventory, tools and equipment.

Job Requirements:

High School degree or equivalent experience

One year of relevant experience required

Experience with the repair of commercial mowing & residential mowing equipment

Ability to understand electrical & hydraulic theory of operation and diagnostics

Experience with compact utility tractors or agricultural tractors a plus

Experience with chain saws, blowers, multi-purpose saws, and string trimmers

Clean driving record, ability to lift 75 lbs., climb up and down equipment as needed

Ability to work varying shifts, weekends and possible holidays

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