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John Deere Product Specialist in Prince George, Canada

There are 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 were all about at John Deere. And its why were investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the worlds brightest minds are tackling the worlds biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, well put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: Canada (CA) - British Columbia - Prince George

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Product Specialist - 87905

Candidates applying for this position must have the proper work authorization to work in Canada to be considered for this position. Canada visa sponsorship is not available for this role.

Your Responsibilties

As a Product Specialist with Waratah Forestry Canada, you will provide technical field support to our Waratah dealer network and customer base In addition, you will:

  • Assist with startup, commissioning and set up (hydraulic, mechanical, automation) of new Waratah harvester processor heads.

  • Perform hydraulic and electrical troubleshooting of problems on Waratah processor harvesters working in the field.

  • Work with the logging contractors to assist with application and performance of Waratah product.

  • Assist with demo operating and demonstrations of dealer owned Waratah product.

  • Perform sales calls on logging contractors promoting the Waratah product.

  • Assist dealers with support issues, in field challenges, and warranty issues relating to Waratah.

What Skills You Need

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with field experience on Waratah Attachment models.

  • Solid understanding of hydraulics and electrical theory.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with field experience in mechanized forestry mechanics.

  • Willingness and ability to travel (approximately 75%) within the given regions as scheduled thru the Product Support Manager on a weekly basis to meet operational business needs.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products plus intranet and internet functions.

  • Experience in woods safety and travelling safely in and out of logging job sites.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working in the logging industry or forest equipment industry either as a mechanic or harvester operator.

  • Dangle head processor or harvester head operating experience.

  • Mechanical experience on Waratah or other brand harvester/processors.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude, strong troubleshooting skills, and experience working on equipment in the forest industry.

  • Experience and knowledge of British Columbia logging applications and practices.

  • Dealer experience with customer support.


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

  • Not required but considered an asset: Ticketed Heavy Duty (HD) mechanic.

  • Waratah Machine Operation.

In accordance with the John Deere Accommodation Policy, reasonable accommodation of any of these qualifications may be considered. An equal opportunity employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

If relo is available:Relocation assistance may be provided in some instances as determined by the terms and conditions of the Companys Relocation Policy.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties 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.