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High Performance Service Technician- Crookston, MN - Military Veterans

at John Deere

Why Join Valley Plains??

Are you ready to transform your passion for John Deere equipment into a thriving career? Join Valley Plains Equipment and embark on a journey to become a top-performing service technician! With your expertise in both big and small John Deere machinery, along with specialized training, you'll unlock your full potential and ascend to the ranks of a master technician.

Your dedication and skills will not only elevate your career but also contribute to the success of your Valley Plains team. Join us at Valley Plains Equipment and build the life and career you've always dreamed of!

Positions Summary

  • Perform basic diagnostics and repairs on agricultural and turf equipment and established Ag Management Solutions (AMS) products.
  • Participate in service educate training programs required for the development of skills and knowledge.
  • Maintain knowledge on existing products and pursue additional technical and product knowledge by actively participating in the training programs of the dealership. This includes manufacturer training and on-the-job training.
  • Diagnose and support machine systems including precision Ag technology.
  • Maintain condition of vehicles, inventory, tools, and equipment
  • Maintain a clean work area and perform work in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments.
  • Complete all reports and forms required in conjunction with work assignments.
  • Account for all time on a timecard and for all material used in performing assigned duties.


  • Paid time off and Paid Holidays

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • 401K and Roth IRA saving with Employer Match

  • Health savings and Flex Spending Accounts

  • Long and Short Term Disability Insurance


  • Proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems used in the repair of agricultural and turf equipment.

  • Knowledge and ability to use Service Advisor and basic computer functions.

  • Ability to perform basic repairs and required maintenance using special tools and equipment following Technical Manual procedures.

  • 1+ years of experience performing service repairs.

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. repeatedly.

  • Valid driver’s license is required.

  • Ability to operate vehicles and equipment used for diagnostic purposes.

Valley Plains Equipment is the local John Deere Dealer in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. We are the equipment dealer that cultivates success with hard work, authenticity and a best-in-class team that embodies these traits. Join the team that works with you and is driven for you!

Reach out you our recruiter to learn more and discover your career potential!

Casey Koop
Recruitment Specialist

Check out our great careers at

Crookston, MN

John Deere

We at John Deere are passionate about finding a way to give back to those who have served our Country.  Working for a John Deere dealership or factory is bigger than just a job.  It's growth in oneself, on a path to achieving all you hoped to accomplish. It's pride in your community, from the first customer you serve to supporting the community.  It's knowing that what you do helps to feed, clothe, and shelter the world. It all starts with you. Starting here. Starting now!

Interested in joining the industry's best?  At John Deere, veterans will find: 

•  A higher sense of purpose – helping those the farmers and infra-structure workers that feed and shelter the world 

•  A team-based environment focused on supporting the customer

•  A never-ending desire for continuous improvement - We are looking for leaders, change agents, different perspectives 

•  Market leading pay and benefits

John Deere actively welcomes transitioning active duty service members to participate in internship opportunities at our dealership and factory locations across the United States.   Timing of the internship is mutually agreed upon between the service member, her/his commander.  Potential opportunities include:

•  Dealer technicians – Nationwide opportunities

•  Factory production roles at 16 major facilities– assembly, welders, machinists, skilled trades

•  Support roles – IT, supply chain, logistics, engineering, human resources

How to apply:

Check out our open opportunities to the right for more information and to apply.

Once you click ‘Apply Now’, John Deere will receive a notification with your information.  In order to be considered for next steps, please make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once John Deere reviews your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to schedule you for an interview.

Discuss Your Career Options with a Veteran at John Deere Today!

All interested service members and veterans can learn more and fill out a contact card at  We will connect you with a John Deere veteran to discuss all potential options/matches.  

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