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TCAT Apprenticeship

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$10.50 Hourly


Participate in on-the-job training and work to obtain a two-year associate’s degree John Deere TECH program focused on the fundamentals and key technical concepts to become effective service technician.  Graduate from the program and become certified in John Deere’s three core areas of service: Electrical, Hydraulics and Service Advisor.   



  • Complete two years of instructor-led classroom and lab training at a John Deere Tech School and meet minimum GPA requirements while participating in the program
  • Complete a minimum of two internships at the dealership
  • Obtain certification in Electrical, Hydraulics and Service Advisor training
  • Complete the total number of John Deere University credits as required
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments
  • Complete all reports and forms required in conjunction with job assignments
  • Assist senior technicians as needed
  • Perform basic service tasks as assigned
  • Maintain a clean work area and perform work in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Account for all time and material used in performing assigned duties 
  • Develop skills in removal, disassembly, and reconditioning of components
  • May perform pre-delivery set-up and inspection on new equipment


  • Maintain minimum required GPA* (based on specific school for requirements) 
  • Must sign Tennessee Tractor – Student Work Agreement
  • Interest in learning methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair of outdoor power equipment/agricultural equipment
  • Fundamental knowledge of engines, hydraulics, power-trains, air-conditioning, and electrical systems as they apply to machines marketed by the dealership
  • Ability to read, write, and speak effectively with customers and/or other employees
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. repeatedly
  • Willingness to learn and work hard
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience required
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Fork lift license preferred

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