Field Test Technician - Precision Ag

Location: Cordova, IL

Department: Iowa

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is seeking several Field Test Technicians to validate new precision ag software at our customer’s field test site in Cordova, IL. This is a long term assignment with full benefits.

Job Description

  • Operate large ag tractors to test the functionality of navigation and field productivity software applications that integrate between the tractors and implements
  • Compile documentation of test results using MS Excel
  • Capture and compile data from the vehicle CAN system as required
  • Create detailed reports of bugs/issues that need to be resolved
  • Work with engineering staff and service technicians as required

Requirements

  • 2 or 4 year degree related to agriculture or technology
  • Previous experience with precision ag or a farm background is highly desired
  • Previous experience operating large equipment
  • Willingness to work outdoors
  • Willingness to work in a warmer climate 50% of the time from January to March each year
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn to capture data from the vehicle CAN system.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills are required
  • The chosen candidate must be diligent and safety focused

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided product development and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, branch office in Dubuque, IA, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

Competitive Benefits

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)
  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care
  • Extra Time Bonuses
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Education Assistance

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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