AU-Field Test Technician I


Auburn, IL, US, 62615

Who Are We?
Nestled in the heartland, DICKEY-john is at the center of the agricultural marketplace. With more than 60 years of helping farmers produce higher yields to feed the world, DICKEY-john is proud of our heritage and our contributions. As a part of the TSI Incorporated family, DICKEY-john employees also provide support for TSI solutions. TSI’s vision to create a better world by helping to protect people, products and the environment is seen and experienced at all facilities, including our Auburn, Illinois DICKEY-john facility.


Field Test Technician I at DICKEY-john
Under supervision of the Engineering Manager, the Field Test Technician I will be responsible for performing product verification and validation testing of agricultural equipment and electronics in the field and in simulated environments.  As a Field Test Technician I, you will also:  work directly with engineers to develop test set ups and assist other members of the Field Test team in executing testing in a timely and detailed manner.  The Field Test Technician I must be a self-starter and present themselves in a professional manner.


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI/DICKEY-john, you will be responsible for: 

  • Executing test plans in accordance with engineering standards.
  • Documenting results of test plans through test reports in accordance with engineering standards.
  • Arranging and conducting experiments, collecting data, calculating and recording results.
  • Assisting engineers with troubleshooting of prototype systems.
  • Providing feedback on failures and functionality to other project team members.
  • Traveling to customers for OEM site visits to resolve product issues.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment for themselves and their coworkers.
  • Operating, maintaining and repairing field test equipment.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



Education & Experience


  • High School Diploma
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation skills in the Office product line (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)


  • Associate’s degree in agriculture or related discipline.
  • 1+ Years of experience in farming applications related to planter and fertilizer control systems.
  • 1+ Years of general experience with electronics, service, and repair of farm equipment.
  • 1+ Years of experience with electronics troubleshooting.



  • Precision agriculture including GPS Systems, Hydraulics and Field Mapping.
  • Hydraulics and fluid controls.
  • Multi-meters, oscilloscopes and function generators.
  • Mechanical Measurement and inspection Tools.


Work Environment & Physical Demands


Must be able to:

  • Operate general agricultural equipment safely (Tractor, planters, sprayers, etc.).
    • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Use Electronic equipment: multi-meters, power supplies, etc.
  • Use Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Use available resources to research design and validate solutions not limited to but to include using web searches, field application engineers, suppliers, and other engineers.
  • Use standard office equipment such as copier, fax, telephone, etc.
  • Use soldering tools.
  • Use mechanical, assembly, and basic machine shop equipment.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, with plant hours of workdays of Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Minimal travel is expected for this position.


What Can We Give You?
At TSI/DICKEY-john, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. We offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, we are committed to employee development and growth, and encourage and foster an environment of collaboration, and innovation. Our work has meaning and the products we design and build help protect people and the environment.

Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.

Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.


Benefit Offerings: Competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K Employer Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Education Assistance, and more.


Flexible Work Arrangement: TSI/DICKEY-john employees can expect to have work-life balance, vacation, IL paid leave, 8 paid holidays, bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave, and more.


Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.  We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


DICKEY-john manufactures monitors, controllers, moisture testers, ground speed sensors, and a variety of other systems used in agricultural, public works, and analytical markets.  Customers range from individual farmers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). No matter what the size, the expectations are the same: a cost-effective, technologically advanced, precision product. Visit our products at

Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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