Agricultural Shop Mechanic

Buchanan, VA 24066
United States
Job Description

Job Details

Buchanan - Buchanan, VA
Full Time
High School

Career Opportunity with James River Equipment

Join the Team at James River Equipment in Buchanan

The combination of our experience, culture, and focus on customer service has resulted in James River Equipment becoming one of the most distinguished and widely respected John Deere dealers in the country. Our steady growth in service, rentals, parts, and sales is a direct reflection of the loyalty of our customers and our increase in the variety of products we offer.

As an Agricultural Shop Mechanic, your more typical responsibilities will include:

  • Pre-deliver, inspect, maintain, diagnose, and repair farm and agricultural equipment.

  • Order parts and prepare repair estimates.

  • Complete jobs and repair estimates.

  • Keep work areas clean and orderly.

  • Work in a safe manner.

  • Comply with company policies and government regulations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • 1-3 years mechanic experience working on farm and large agricultural equipment or similar.

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience. Technical or vocational degree in mechanical field strongly preferred.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Basic math skills.

  • Self-motivated.


  • Physical Effort: Service Technicians frequently stand for long periods of time, bend, lay, and crawl under to repair and service machines. They frequently lift parts and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted. They must be able to maneuver on/under heavy equipment and on agricultural/construction sites with irregular terrain. Service technicians must be able to operate a motor vehicle during both day and night as well.

  • Working Conditions: Service Technicians work around hazards such as electrical, mechanical, and power equipment. They frequently have risk of exposure to chemicals, used oil, spent antifreeze, parts cleaning solvent, volatile hydrocarbons, battery acid, etc. There is often times adverse weather conditions that they must occasionally work in. There is often mists, fumes, dusts, and non-continuous noises of varying sound levels and intensities that regularly happen in the shop as well.

  • Travel:  Little to none.

Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality is vital. Above all, you'll be a reliable and friendly team player who has a natural aptitude for problem-solving and is eager to contribute to an established, growing company! 


Working at James River Equipment

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate of pay (negotiable based on experience) and eligibility for monthly technician incentive bonuses. In addition, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Extended health, dental, and vision insurance with no waiting period for benefits 

  • Health savings account

  • Flexible spending account

  • Disability and life insurance

  • 401k with employer match and profit share

  • Annual tools and PPE allowance 

  • Employee recognition rewards program

  • Opportunities to attend a yearly cruise for top performers

  • Paid time for employees to take online training at home

  • Opportunities for leadership and professional growth 

  • Quarterly group outings, company events, and employee recognition programs

Upon joining us, you will be welcomed into a supportive, collaborative, and diverse team that takes pride in a job well done.

If you're looking for a satisfying workplace and would like to take your career forward, Apply Now!

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