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Research & Development Shop Technician

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO

Research and Development Technician

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:

Provide support to all aspects of engineering research and development. Your job is to be hands-on in research and development: prototyping, building, and testing a variety of new and improved products for the agriculture markets that Precision Planting serves.


What would I be doing?

  • Provide support to engineering in prototyping, building, and testing prototypes
  • Your work may range widely as examples:
    • Fabricating prototypes: welding, milling, lathe work, 3D printing, plasma cutting, brake press
    • Driving tractors for testing
    • Rebuilding planters
    • Planting, maintaining, harvesting test plots
    • Running bench tests
    • Building demonstration and endurance stands
    • Collecting test data
  • Help coordinate research and development projects with other technicians and support staff
  • Implement the systems and protocols needed for managing a clean or organized shop work space
  • Responsible for ordering and organizing of shop tooling, supplies, and materials
  • Maintain shop equipment through routine maintenance program


What must I have?

  • High school education required
  • Excellent ability to seek practical solutions in prototyping and testing
  • High ownership and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Skills and experience in fabrication, welding, machining, CNC milling, and assembling complex prototypes with minimal direction
  • Ability to effectively build relationships with your peers and leadership
  • Good understanding of machine principles and mechanical systems
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Computer skills: Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Agriculture background is preferred but not required


AGCO is an equal opportunity employer.

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