Career Detail

Location: Ashland Industrial, VA
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 Grade Control Specialist to work out of our Ashland, Virginia 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.

Grade Control/GPS Sales Specialist

Job Responsibilities:

Consult with customers on GPS technology, machine grade control, and other technical solutions, including those offered by our vendor partners, Leica, Topcon, Trimble, and Kespry

Help manage JRE’s fleet of “Smart” machines including but not limited to:

  • Calibration of new machines
  • Demonstration and set-up on job sites
  • Troubleshooting problems and performing minor technical repairs
  • Work as part of team of technical specialists
  • Assist with training of both customers and mainline sales professionals
  • Create customer quotes and factory orders for grade control systems
  • Have a clear understanding of the activities and applications that take place on construction jobsites

Job Requirements:

Surveying or grade checking experience strongly preferred

Understand traditional survey methods versus GPS methods

University degree or equivalent experience

Vocation or technical degree and/or equivalent work experience or training in grade control

Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail

Strong written and verbal communications

Ability to work and flourish within a team framework

Ability to pass a background check, drug screen & clean driving record


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