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Precision Farming Specialist at BIRKEYS FARM STORE

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Champaign, Illinois





Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide technical and sales support to Birkey's employees and customers regarding technologies of the present and future such as: combine yield monitors & global positioning systems, light bar & auto guidance systems, sprayer application systems, and planter GPS application systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. Other duties may be assigned from time to time:


  1. Provide sales support to the Ag locations on product knowledge relative to the software & hardware on combines, planters, tractors, & sprayers electronic monitoring and application systems.

  2. Assist developing and implementing a marketing program that will promote related key services.

  3. Provide education to our sales staff regarding agronomic advantages.

  4. Communicate manufacturer updates to sales staff.

  5. Conduct product meetings with customers and sales personnel.

  6. Complete product demonstrations, and equipment deliveries whenever necessary.

  7. Call on customers and sell companys products and services.

  8. Develop and maintain relationships with key crop protection retailers & wholesalers to better service their related product needs.

  9. Carry out supervisory responsibilities to provide and keep a safe environment for all customers and employees.

  10. Keep current on product knowledge, features, and benefits of all products.

  11. Maintain updated manuals and materials.

  12. Provide activity reporting as directed.

  13. Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to company safety program at all times.

  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Customer Service Responsibilities:


  • Ensure every customer is satisfied with the products, services and support of all staff.

  • Resolve customers concerns efficiently and effectively.

  • Promote a positive attitude at all times.

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Exhibit Birkey's high level of customer service on a daily basis.

  • Acknowledge appreciation of clients and customer.

This organization reserves the right to revise the essential position functions as the need arises.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:Individual should have an Associates degree or its equivalent. Should be able to set work priorities and work independently in the absence of supervision and be able to understand and carryout oral and written directions. Must have the ability to maintain high degree of motivation in team members to retain focus of providing highest level of customer satisfaction.

The individual should have 2 – 4 years of related experience, steady work record, and must be able to perform each of the essential position functions.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to get to and around the corporate office and store locations for various tasks.

  • The employee would normally lift or move up to 10 lbs and occasionally lifts or moves up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to tolerate up and down movement with bending or stooping including reaching above and below shoulder height with arms and hands.

  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to operate equipment or other power equipment as necessary.

  • Must meet health assessment requirements.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise.

  • The employee is generally required to sit or stand for long periods of time.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • While performing duties, the employee may be near moving mechanical parts and inside and outside weather conditions.

  • While performing duties, the employee will be subject to various outdoor weather conditions or indoor heating and air conditioning conditions.

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee will perform extensive keystroke tasks.





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