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Title: Agricultural Equipment Careers

Agricultural Equipment Careers
  • Kristy L.. Nevills
  • CTE - Work Experience Coordinator
  • Oswego County BOCES, Mexico NY
  • (315) 963 - 8055

Agricultural Equipment Services Overview
  • People working in this field provide agricultural
    equipment sales, service, and parts to the
    agricultural community.
  • They apply professional, scientific, technical,
    and interpersonal skills to diagnose, repair, and
    provide proper maintenance to agricultural

Agricultural Equipment Services Overview
  • This line of work probably seems very inviting
    and interesting to you, however the industry as a
    whole equipment dealerships, farms, wholesale
    parts distributors, etc. work year round and get
    very little time off and often work 50 hrs. per
  • Less than 2 of the total U.S. population is
    engaged in agriculture, still there is a
    promising future.

Agricultural Equipment Services Trends
  • Skills in using computerized diagnostic equipment
    is becoming more important.
  • Post secondary education in agricultural
    engineering or diesel mechanics is a huge asset.
  • Jobs are concentrated in small towns and rural

Agricultural Equipment Services Trends
  • Equipment Dealerships Despite the decrease in
    the number of operating farms, agricultural
    equipment dealerships remain as the largest
    employers in the industry.
  • Online Services More and more farmers are
    utilizing online technology for their parts and
    service needs.

Agricultural Equipment Services Trends
  • Specialized Service Technicians With the
    technological advancements in agricultural
    equipment the majority of farmers are unable to
    fix their own agricultural equipment, so they
    hire certified service technicians with
    specialized tools and computer diagnostics to fix

Agricultural Equipment Careers
  • Sales Representative
  • Service Technician
  • CSR Customer Service Rep
  • Dealer Principal
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Parts Counter Employee
  • Merchandising
  • Advertising
  • Truck Driver
  • Service Clerk
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Technical Support Rep

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Sales Representative Sell agricultural
    equipment to area farmers, transfer equipment
    from area dealerships, sell additional
    attachments while at the same time drumming up
    business for the service and parts departments at
    the equipment dealership.

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Service Technician Maintains, repairs, and
    overhauls farm machinery, such as tractors, self
    propelled forage harvesters, combines, tillage
    equipment, corn planters, forage wagons, grain
    drills and round and square balers.
  • Uses computerized diagnostics
  • Provides service in house and on the road

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Customer Service Representative - Provides
    customer service to the agricultural community,
    sells parts and services, performs recruitment
    for future employees, develops advertising and

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Agricultural Engineer They apply knowledge of
    engineering technology and biological science to
    agriculture, while designing agricultural
    equipment and machinery, as well as agricultural
  • Specialties include power systems and machinery
  • Work in research and development, production,
    sales and management positions.

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Parts Counter Sales Person
  • Providing customers with needed parts, shipping
    and receiving of parts, customer and wholesale
    billing, providing customer service, answering
    phones, cross referencing other brands, answering
    questions, making chains and hydraulic hoses,
    re-stocking shelves, merchandising new products,
    and using computers to aid in daily tasks.

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Truck Driver - Transporting agricultural
    equipment between dealerships and the customers.
  • Must have a minimum of Class B license and for
    tractor trailer a Class A specialized license.
  • Aware of weight and width of equipment, load
    capacity of truck, state laws, and have a good
    sense of direction and ability to read maps.

Agricultural Equipment Career Tracks
  • Merchandising Ability to select and promote
    products that will sell, develop pricing system,
    take customer orders, engage in marketing, design
    displays that are appealing to the eye, and sell
    not only in the store, but also online, at fairs,
    and local events.
  • Have a Special of The Week.
  • Keep a good stock and a variety of sizes and
    styles, as well as the latest and greatest!

Agricultural Equipment Careers Compensation
  • The following are a sampling of the average
    hourly wage ranges for a sampling of agricultural
    equipment professions
  • Sales Representative based on commission
  • Service Technician - 10.50 to 18.50 hourly
  • Customer Service Rep - 9.00 to 12.50 hourly and
    commission possibilities
  • Parts Counter Sales Person - 9.50 to 15.00
  • Truck Driver - 9.50 to 10.50 hourly

Agricultural Equipment Careers Compensation
  • Starting salary range for students with
    specialized degrees
  • AAS in Agricultural Engineering Technology
    22,500 - 37,500
  • AAS in Diesel Technology 35,000 - 37,500
  • BT in Agricultural Business Mgmt. 28,500 -
  • BT in Agricultural Equipment Technology
  • 32,500 - 37,500

Agricultural Equipment Tips On Getting Hired
  • A lot depends on what aspect of the diverse
    industry you are planning to pursue.
  • Youll need a lot of ENTHUSIASM
  • Youll need a lot of personal dedication and
    industry training.
  • Knowledgeable of a diverse line of products and

Agricultural Equipment Tips On Getting Hired
  • Willingness to work with others is a MUST!
  • Able to provide customer service
  • Post secondary education is becoming more and
    more of a determining factor in getting hired in
    the agricultural equipment industry.
  • Farm background and work experience on resume is
    another huge plus!

Agricultural Equipment The Major Players
  • Deere Company Most commonly known to the
    industry as John Deere.
  • Solid, Stable, Still John Deere Since 1837
  • CNH Big mergers took place and today this
    company is the home to Case, International, Fiat,
    New Holland.
  • AGCO Another company where recent mergers took
    place and today this company is home to Massy
    Ferguson, Deutz Allis, White, Same, and

Agricultural EquipmentLove/Hate Tips
  • Whats To Love...
  • The challenge that come with each new day.
  • Enjoyment of working with long term employees and
    customers in the industry.
  • Advances in agricultural equipment technology
    makes your job feel rewarding, and there are new
    advancements and changes everyday.
  • The thrill of working with big equipment, big
    tools, and having big toolboxes.

Agricultural EquipmentLove/Hate Tips
  • Whats To Hate...
  • Continuous stress from the time clock
  • High costs of performing technical jobs
  • Growing costs of tools needed to perform work
  • Milk cwt. price fluctuations
  • Demanding farmers
  • Being on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Agricultural EquipmentHigh School Course Work
Endless Opportunities
  • English
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Consider Taking Heavy Equipment Repair or Diesel
    Technology at your local Career Technical
    Education Center

Await For You!
Agricultural EquipmentLocal Employers Interested
  • Widrick Implements, Inc.
  • 6224 US Route 11
  • Sandy Creek, NY 13145
  • (315) 387-3412 or (315) 232-2332
  • Widrick Farm Garden
  • Route 12 South
  • Watertown, NY 13601
  • (315) 785-8153

Agricultural EquipmentLocal Employers Interested
  • Ranmar Tractor Supply
  • Route 11
  • Pulaski, NY 13142
  • (315) 298-5109
  • Monroe Tractor
  • 17863 Goodnough Street
  • Adams Center, NY 13606
  • (315) 583-5486

Agricultural Equipment Two-Year Colleges
  • SUNY Cobleskill College of Agriculture
  • State Route 7
  • Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • 1-800-295-8988
  • Degrees Offered
  • A.A.S Agricultural Power Machinery John Deere Ag
    Tech Concentration
  • A.A.S. Agricultural Business
  • A.A.S. Agricultural Engineering Technology/Power
  • Machinery and Industrial
  • A.A.S Agricultural Structures and Equipment
  • A.A.S. Diesel Technology

Agricultural Equipment Two-Year Colleges
  • SUNY Morrisville College
  • PO Box 901
  • Morrisville, NY 13408
  • 1-800-258-0111
  • Degrees Offered
  • A.A.S. Agricultural Engineering
  • A.A.S or A.O.S. Diesel Technology

Agricultural Equipment Four-Year Colleges
  • SUNY Cobleskill College of Agriculture
  • State Route 7
  • Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • 1-800-295-8988
  • Degrees Offered
  • B.T. Agricultural Business Mgmt.
  • Agricultural Equipment Technology

Agricultural EquipmentEmployers Hiring College
  • Widrick Implements, Inc.
  • PO Box 60, 6224 US Route 11
  • Sandy Creek, NY 13145
  • (315) 387-3412 or (315) 232-2332
  • Widrick Sons
  • PO Box 73, 5570 Shady Avenue
  • Lowville, NY 13367
  • (315) 376-3581

Agricultural EquipmentEmployers Hiring College
  • Widrick Farm Garden
  • 25523 NYS Route 12
  • Watertown, NY 13601
  • (315) 785-8153
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