Technical Service Support (TSS) Feed and Barn

North America
Publication date
Feb. 4, 2020, 4:17 p.m.

Job summary:

Oversees and participates in the overall service and support of the Lely Feed and Barn systems: training, troubleshooting, and Lely Center training. Must understand the dairy industry and equipment in order to communicate solutions with Lely Centers and farmers.  Interacts regularly and directly with service managers, Lely Centers, customers, etc., to ensure that the Lely products operate, installed, and serviced properly.  Meet customer expectations in the areas of quality, reliability and Customer Support for Technical Support.  Will provide service to Northeast United States and Eastern Canada.  Ability to speak French language helpful, but not required.

Main Tasks

Duties and Responsibilities

include the following in addition to “other duties” may be assigned

  • Provides technical support, assistance and information to the Lely Center technicians in the field in order to resolve technical problems and parts supply issues that may occur with the products (24/7).  This will include a rotational technical phone support for North America.
  • Regularly review warranty failure information, Lely Center complaints, and quality issues.
  • Provides service training programs to the Lely Center organization.  Supports the design and development of service training aids for use by the Lely Center organization. Maintain and promote the Lely Certification of service technicians.
  • Distributes technical material to Lely Centers, such as technical bulletins, parts manual, repair manuals, etc.
  • Makes necessary field trips to gather information, properly diagnoses product problems, and provides technical solutions for problems.
  • Communicates with spare parts department to notify of technical changes to parts and field complaints regarding spare parts.  Suggests solutions to rectify spare parts issues.
  • Maintains an up-to-date technical “library” to provide a resource for product technical information.
  • Provides assistance for the Sales & Marketing department with product demonstrations and new product assembly/set-up.  Participates and assists in sales meetings and trade shows as requested. 
  • Position is field based with a travel requirement of 30-40% annually domestic and/or international.


Minimum requirements:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive knowledge of Electronics, Computers, PC–networking and CAN-bus communication. 


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common and product specific technical information. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, service technicians, or Lely Centers.  Ability to write speeches and articles for training conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to service technicians, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Bi-Lingual in the French language is a preferred, though not required for this role.


Computer Skills:

Ability to perform advanced PC functions. Experience with PC-networking, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook and the Internet.



Strong Customer focus; strong communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to make good decisions, ability to work efficiently as an individual and as part of a team.  Must be able to organize and plan itinerary details to effectively and efficiently support the Lely Center network. Must show initiative and desire to learn new things and new processes; Always willing to take on a task as needed; must be pleasant; friendly, organized, efficient, and calm under pressure.

Contact information

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to or call Human Resources, 641-621-2736 for more information.

Our Organisation / The Department

Lely North America is the world leader in automated dairy equipment and offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package.  Post offer background screen, physical and drug screen and job assessment screening required.  Lely North America is an EOE and participant in E-Verify.