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Technical Instructor - Ag and Turf Training Center

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: Grimsby, Ontario, CA, L3M 4H5

Company: John Deere

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 we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: Canada (CA)  - Ontario   - Grimsby   
Function: Marketing / Sales
Title: Technical Instructor - Ag and Turf Training Center - 76769

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 Responsibilities

As a Technical Instructor for John Deere Agriculture and Turf Training Center located in Grimsby, ON, you will develop and deliver various Agriculture and Turf training programs to dealers, company employees, and customers. Training programs include, but are not limited to products, services, and/or professional skills with heavy emphasis on product features, applications, and product system technologies. Training is primarily delivered in person and may also include distance and online learning. In addition, you will:


  • Assist with logistics involved with class delivery including scheduling, maximizing attendance, preparation of materials, equipment and class administration
  • Construct and maintain training aids, simulators and classroom exercises
  • Research training topics to increase subject matter expertise
  • Utilize knowledge of training to promote training products, systems and materials
  • Be responsible for classroom/training event administration (acquiring roster, taking enrollment, completing exit evaluations) and communicating results to appropriate personnel or system
  • Work with field managers and dealers to establish needs

What Skills You Need

  • Bilingual communication skills (French/English)
  • Strong mechanical skills with relevant farm machinery knowledge and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Effective writing skills
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office plus intranet and internet functions
  • Valid driver's license
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50%) within Canada and the US to meet business needs
  • Willingness to relocate for future career opportunities

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of learning and development process including instructional skills, presentation skills, needs assessments, adult learning theory, curriculum development

  • Previous experience or knowledge of dealers and other channels
  • Marketing and/or product support experience
  • Strong presentation skills via multi-media methods
  • An understanding of GPS Technology and its application in the agricultural field


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Agriculture or a related field

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.


The company also offers competitive base pay compensation, along with a bonus plan and numerous company paid benefits to support employee physical, emotional and financial well-being. 


Relocation assistance may be provided in some instances as determined by the terms and conditions of the Company’s 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.

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