Technicians are critical in providing back-up support and technical expertise to the agriculture, turf, construction and forestry industries.
The Annual John Deere Technician Awards Program recognises the achievements of these Technicians across Australia and New Zealand. Awards are presented to Service and Parts Technicians that have been outstanding in all aspects of their work, go above and beyond to support their customers and can be an ambassadors for John Deere's Service & Parts division. The competition has been broken down into 6 main categories.
Whangārei Master Technician, Bryce Dickson, a proud father of two girls, completed his trade in the automotive industry but became attracted to the agriculture sector when pursuing long-term stability for his family, which he believed a job critical to food production could deliver.
It was almost a given Josh Carter would eventually become an electrician or mechanic, given the fascination he had as a child with disassembling things to understand how they work. It is this curiosity, and a hunger for continual learning, that undoubtedly propelled him throughout his John Deere career.
Caleb Dover visited the Tasmania's Ulverstone Show as a boy, sparking an interest in machinery that would see him forge a career in spare parts and earn the title of 2021 Australian and New Zealand John Deere Parts Apprentice of the Year at the inaugural John Deere Technician Awards.
Working on John Deere construction and forestry equipment is less like a job and more like a calling for Mark Haughton. Years on, that enthusiasm has led to him being named best in his field, securing the title of 2021 New Zealand John Deere Construction & Forestry Service Technician of the Year at the inaugural John Deere Technician Awards.
Brendan, says there is no better feeling than when a customer shakes your hand at the end of the day and thanks you for keeping them up and running. Based at John Deere dealership, RDO, in Melbourne, Brendan has been dedicated to upskilling himself to provide rapid and exceptional backup support to the branch's construction and forestry customers.