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Development Specialist

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO

Precision Planting is an innovative company that is changing the agriculture industry in remarkable ways.  In only twenty years, we have helped redefine agriculture in the US and globally.  Our products make growers more productive, increase yields, current agricultural practices more sustainable, and reduce the costs to feed a growing world.  Precision Planting is growing rapidly and has many new products and business opportunities it is pursuing to continue that growth.  We are entrepreneurial in our DNA, fast-paced in our actions, and value hard work, innovative thinking, open communications, and teamwork.  If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you to contribute, grow and succeed in your career.  


About the Role:

The development specialist role is a first step into the Precision Planting organization. Our organization, at its core, is about professional and personal growth through education. This role is designed for an individual who wants to invest in themselves to grow and develop in the Ag Tech industry by getting front line experience with growers and dealers, side by side learning with our product experts and product developers and engaging in professional development to build a strong foundation for career growth. This is a short-term opportunity that has the possibility to lead to full-time employment with Precision Planting.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Field calls from growers and dealers on technical support questions during office hours as well as an after-hours rotation. These calls will include support requests for such things as installation, in-field operation, and in-field break-downs

  • Respond to inquiries and call-back requests placed on the on-line ticket system during office hours as well as during the after-hours rotation

  • Make on-site service calls when an issue has progressed past the abilities of the local dealer and remote support is no longer an acceptable option

  • Communicate issues and future needs to the R&D team for current and future products

  • In collaboration with R&D, being actively involved with the go-to-market process for some of our new products to ensure a successful product launch

  • Create and deliver on projects focused on customer experience, process improvement, and training effectiveness

  • Generate and edit content for technical publications including operator and installation manuals, technical and service bulletins, knowledge base articles, and product instructions.

  • Lead breakout sessions of both introductory and advanced level dealer training.

  • Lead breakout sessions during Precision Planting conferences

  • Set-up, tear-down and staffing of show booths at various regional and national trade shows

  • Rebuild and maintain planters used for trade shows, testing, training, etc. This includes the installation of all products

  • Assist and occasionally present at Planter Technology Institution events

  • Compile, analyze and report on test plot and field data to assist in the marketing and research of products


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business or related field

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

  • Effective communicator (both written and verbal) 

  • Experience in presenting to groups

  • Creative problem solving to overcome obstacles

  • Professional approach and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to develop and grow

  • Basic mechanical skills and knowledge

  • Willingness and ability to adapt to changing priorities


AGCO is an equal opportunity employer

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