Diesel Technician

Job Description

Honnen Equipment Co., your authorized dealer for John Deere Construction & Forestry equipment is looking for a Field Service Technician.

Since 1963 Honnen operated with a philosophy of not just meeting, but exceeding, customers? expectations. Honnen is one of the oldest and largest John Deere dealers in North America, now operating out of 10 locations in 4 different states covering the Rocky Mountain Region. Our mission here is to partner with our customers to provide superior value through the lowest owning and operating costs while representing world-class products.

We offer our employees full benefits at competitive premiums as well as a contributing 401K, vacation time, paid holidays, and a performance based incentive program.

For our service technicians we offer the opportunity and training to not only work on John Deere but also on other heavy equipment products as well. Sound like a team you would like to be a part of? Complete an application today!

Position Summary:

A Field Service Technician independently performs complex diagnostics, service repairs, rebuilding jobs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer owned equipment. Completes daily tasks at customer job sites in a safe, efficient and capable manner, using the least number of labor hours necessary.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs complex diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer owned equipment

  • Maintains current knowledge of John Deere and competitor products and keeps abreast of all changes in various models of equipment sold and serviced by the distributor

  • Reports each service call or repair job at the end of each shift, giving the following information: (a) customer's name, (b) make and model of unit, (c) serial number, (d) hours worked, (e) travel time, (f) details of work performed, problems encountered, time required, (g) parts, equipment and supplies used

  • Reports in complete detail as above with regard to warranty situations handled

  • Brings to the attention of the Shop Manager/Foreman any additional work required on a unit

  • Notifies Shop Manager/Foreman if equipment or vehicle is not in serviceable condition or constitutes a safety hazard.

  • Keeps service bulletins and parts literature current and orderly at all times

  • Conducts himself in the presence of customers in a manner which will retain a good opinion of the company and the Service Department

  • Takes advantage of all opportunities to attend schools and training sessions in order to upgrade technical competence.

  • Follows all safety rules and regulations when performing work assignments

  • Mentors Service Technicians and Apprentices


Experience and Skills


  • Associates degree preferred. High School diploma and related experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.

  • 2+ years of experience working on Heavy Equipment

  • John Deere Service Technician training completion preferred

  • Valid driver?s license required and clean MVR or CDL license preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform complex service repairs

  • Excellent skills in operating vehicles and equipment used for diagnostic repairs

  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems used in the repair of heavy equipment

  • Intermediate computer skills

  • Customer Service mentality

Physical Effort:

  • Moderate physical activity required by lifting/carrying objects up to 55 lbs.

  • Ability to regularly push/pull a maximum force of 115 lbs.

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