We are currently seeking Field Test Technician to join our team in Urbandale, IA (About 10 miles west of Des Moines). However, you will spend most of your time (approximately 70-80% traveling nationwide) so you can call home anywhere! In this position, you will be working with a major agricultural machinery manufacturer in an experimental field test environment monitoring the operations of autonomous tractors performing tillage work. You will be working independently and as a team with engineers and technicians on the cutting edge of agricultural machinery technology. As a Field Test Technician, you will help develop, support, and maintain the next generation of “smart” farm machines and play a key role in enabling further product development by supporting the test activities of proprietary equipment and/or software programs.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience ($55,000 – $65,000 per year), medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid time off, bonuses, and all paid travel expenses.

What you will be doing:

• Ensuring a highly automated machine is operational and operating in a safe manner within imposed
restrictions.
• Independent and autonomous worker willing that can be a critical thinker and have strong risk
assessment abilities.
• Responsible for communication with test cooperators (farmers) while ensuring their satisfaction with
the job being done.
• Responsible for set-up of the highly automated vehicle – such as Recording field boundaries and making
path plans.
• Understand and perform basic script and command prompt execution.
• Professional communication skills
• Troubleshooting equipment, debugging, defect reporting.
• Technically capable of updating display and vehicle controller software.
• Gathering critical machine CAN information, crop condition, and test data
• Gathering imaging data and uploading data to software engineers
• Performing frequent software updates to autonomous vehicles and imaging equipment
• Responsible for executing and/or coordinating the maintenance and repair of large ag equipment

What we are looking for:
• Minimum of 250 hours of agricultural machinery operation
• Minimum GPA of 2.5 in an Ag major; preferably AST or Ag Engineering, or related major with equivalent
production Ag experience
• Mechanically inclined
• Strong knowledge of precision agriculture equipment
• Strong technology and computer troubleshooting skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Willing to travel for six weeks or more at a time
• Valid U.S. Driver’s License w/ clean driving record
• Out-going and positive attitude
• Proficient with Microsoft Office
• Ability to work in a team environment & alone
• Ability to work long hours, some night operation will be necessary
• Ability to keep accurate & detailed records of work performed

Details:

Job Duration: Full Time
Location: Urbandale, IA – Traveling throughout the US
Compensation: $55,000-65,000 yearly (DOE),  All travel expenses paid by Sage Ag Inc.
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k with company match, company vehicle provided.
Contact:
Kassi Dunlap | (707) 249-1603 | dunlapkassi@sageag.net

Job Category: Agricultural Technology Agriculture Autonomous Vehicles
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Urbandale

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