Technician Intern Program (John Deere Program)
Description

 

Vocational College Student (John Deere Program)

Student will be overseen by the Service Manager unless otherwise designated and will be working with carefully chosen technicians.

Rate of pay: $16.00 per hour prior to full-time hire.

Students will be eligible for a signing bonus ($5,000) and tool program ($1,500) upon 2-year contract commitment.

 

Purpose:

Participate in on-the-job training assisting service technicians in basic service tasks to learn key skills for a future mechanic tech position. While working, complete a two-year associate degree through an accredited John Deere TECH program focused on fundamentals and key technical concepts. Upon graduation from the program, become an efficient service mechanic tech certified in John Deere’s three core areas of service: Electrical, Hydraulics and Service ADVISOR™.


Who: High school seniors sponsored by a LandPro dealership and who are committed to an Ag. & Turf John Deere TECH degree program.


When: During summer breaks prior to and through the duration of the degree program until graduation.


Overview and Program Goals: The technician internship is designed for high school seniors committed to continuing their formal education in an Ag. & Turf John Deere TECH program through an accredited post-secondary institution. Obtaining sponsorship from a LandPro dealership is required. Upon completing the 2-year John Deere TECH program, the student will be committed to working with the sponsoring dealership for a minimum of 2 years.

Students can secure employment their senior year of high school with LandPro, begin their 2-year John Deere TECH education, and have the opportunity to work and learn with our experienced service technicians during planned breaks and weekends if applicable.


Upon completion of the John Deere TECH internship the student will:

  • Complete the foundations learning path (JDU Core classes)
  • Complete associate’s degree
  • Have an understanding of labor performance, efficiency, and productivity
  • Assist senior technicians with diagnostics and repairs
  • Meet the minimum hours for the onsite experience through employment at the dealership
  • Have an understanding of the service department operation
Requirements

 Experience, Education, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Maintain minimum required GPA* (based on specific school and/or dealership requirements)
  • Interest in learning methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of off-road, construction, lawn, or heavy equipment
  • Experience operating vehicles, tools, and equipment for diagnostic purposes
  • Experience with basic computer functions; Experience using Service ADVISOR™ or other computer-based diagnostic repair tools preferred
  • Experience working cooperatively in a team environment
  • Experience communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent experience required
  • Valid driver’s license required