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Jobs + Careers

We are always looking for talented individuals.

Find out all about jobs at CLAAS and read about our company.

Jobs + Careers

We are always looking for talented individuals.

Find out all about jobs at CLAAS and read about our company.

Service Engineer Opportunities and Career Prospects

Service Engineers are the backbone of our industry and we are always looking to recruit, whether you are recently qualified, employed as an engineer in a similar industry (automotive, aeronautic etc) or possibly looking for a change of job direction we’d like to hear from you.

A key player within our business and a highly valued employee we need you.

Whatever your level of qualification, there is an opportunity for you to join our dealer service teams today.

If you are a qualified service mechanic, with some extra training on CLAAS products – provided by CLAAS, you have the opportunity to become a Master Mechanic or a Master Technician, depending on your level of experience.

Take a look at your options below.  

Entry Level: Apprentice Technician

Will Harvey. Apprentice Technician.

If you are a school leaver you can enrol on our industry leading 4 year CLAAS Agricultural Apprenticeship Scheme, run in conjunction with either Reaseheath College in Cheshire or SRUC Barony in Scotland. Once enrolled you will be working towards becoming a qualified Service Engineer, and will be taking your first step on the ladder towards becoming a Master Mechanic, which should be achievable in 6 years from the start of your Apprenticeship.

Equivalent LTA Level 2: Service Engineer

To become a Service Engineer you will either complete the CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme, or come to us from college or another employer. We are also very keen to hear from experienced Engineers who would like to work with us.

You will work within one of our workshops, becoming a key part of the team. As first line support to our customers, you will build up good relationships with customers and our After Sales team. Part of your role will include continuous development by attending training courses at the CLAAS Academy. Progression can be made to Master Mechanic. 

Equivalent to LTA Level 3: Master Mechanic

To become a Master Mechanic from a Service Engineer, firstly you will need to specialise in a key product of your choice and then take a matrix of courses on that product – be it combines, balers, tractors, telehandlers or forage harvester. After three years CLAAS experience with your chosen product, you will take a further series of tests on that product encompassing Electrics, Hydraulics  Diagnostics, Engine Systems and Customer Fundamentals. On successful completion of the exams you will become a fully qualified Master Mechanic.

Equivalent to LTA Level 4: Master Technician

To progress from Master Mechanic to Master Technician you will need to take a 3 hour theoretical test and a 3 hour simulated fault practical test.

To retain Master Technician status an annual reassessment is required.

Service Manager

Our Service Managers do not necessarily need to be qualified to Master Mechanic or a Master Technician status, this opportunity is based on individual merit and suitability for the role.

As Service Manager you head a full team of qualified service engineers and may also act as a mentor for the Apprentices.  The normal route to this level is from Master Technician, however this is not always the case and past experience and potential management skills are fully taken into account for this role.