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John Deere Instructor in Columbus, Ohio

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Ohio - Columbus

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Instructor - 96307

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As an Instructor for John Deere located in Columbus, OH you will...

  • Focus on delivering instructor led in-field and virtual product training to dealers, company employees, and customers.

  • Take a lead role in the delivery of technical and in-field training - adapting content, training materials, and activities for each class to increase dealership and employee capabilities to diagnose, optimize, sell, or manage various Ag & Turf equipment

  • Be responsible for lab/field/classroom setup, execution, and tear-down of each training event

  • Monitor course effectiveness using Net Promoter Score data

  • Develop strong relationships with dealers, certified dealer instructors, and field teams to promote and fill classes; ensuring highest priority training needs are being offered

  • Research training topics to increase subject matter expertise specific to product, machine systems, professional skills, and product applications.

  • Work with the platforms & training development to develop & update course materials

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience in a training and development areas such as instruction, needs assessments, curriculum development, presentation skills, adult learning theory, and other such related training and development work.

  • Ability to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office as well as department-specific computer programs (i.e ServiceAdvisor 5, CCMS, Tableau)

  • Demonstrated professional communication skills with proven results both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning with the ability to understand complex systems

  • Knowledge of the dealer channel

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Strong knowledge of Agriculture equipment and/or precision technology

  • 1 or more years of Field experience with regular customer contact, knowledge of dealer/distribution network, and broad product knowledge

  • 1 or more years of factory experience interfacing with design, engineering, and manufacturing

  • 3 or more years as a Field Service Technician

  • 3 or more years as an Agronomist

  • 1 or more years as a Service Manager


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelors degree in an Education discipline or Agriculture (AgriBusiness, Communication, Ag Ed, etc.)

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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