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Field and Shop Technician

Field and Shop Technician

Field and Shop Technician


Our Company:

At Stout we design, manufacture, and build machines for the agriculture industry. Our machines integrate artificial intelligence, machine vision and deep learning into smart agricultural tools.

Location: Salinas, CA

The Role: Under routine supervision, this position is responsible for performing intermediate level maintenance, service, and repair of the Stout Smart Cultivators. Technicians must be able to troubleshoot issues and complete all maintenance processes and ensure that machines meet Stout’s standards. This position has the possibility to work outdoors, in the elements, or across multiple shifts including nights and/or weekends in addition to overtime; it requires full-time attendance.

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Demonstrate proficient technical knowledge of preventative maintenance
  • Replace parts/components and more difficult repairs as it pertains to the Smart Cultivators
  • Troubleshoot issues both independently and with assistance
  • Maintain professional communication with Stout team and with customers
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a production line
  • Maintain clean work environment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Agricultural mechanic experience (3 years +)
  • Tractor operator experience
  • General knowledge of hydraulic manifolds
  • General knowledge of electrical systems
  • General farming knowledge

Ideal candidate:

  • Promotes a positive Company image
  • Must be able to maintain and abide by confidentiality.
  • Must be honest, trustworthy, and respectful.
  • Must be a team player with a can-do attitude and ability to collaborate effectively.
  • Must work well with minimal supervision, take initiative, be a self-starter, have a sense of urgency and be process driven.
  • Must prioritize workload, track, and follow-up with pending matters.

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Stout Industrial Technology Hires Brent Shedd as Chief Executive Officer

Stout Industrial Technology Hires Brent Shedd as Chief Executive Officer

Stout Industrial Technology Hires Brent Shedd as Chief Executive Officer

SALINAS, CA (December 3, 2021)

Adding to their roster of technology and industry experts, Stout Industrial Technology announced today that Brent Shedd has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the industrial solutions and artificial intelligence company. A serial founder and CEO of startups in the AI and autonomous vehicle industries, Shedd will work alongside the Stout team on both product and market expansion.

“No market has a greater need for automation today than agriculture,” said Shedd. “This is about our collective survival. We add more people to the planet every year and our food supply must keep up. The same labor shortages and workforce instability exists in agriculture as in other industries, but this is one industry that can’t afford to fail.”

Before joining Stout, Shedd served as the CEO for Zing Robotics, developing electric, autonomous vehicles for the aviation industry. Prior to that, he founded several artificial intelligence startups and will be leveraging his experience in electrification, autonomy, machine vision and AI in his role at Stout, with a focus on helping the company commercialize the Stout Smart Cultivator and develop additional solutions for sustainable farming productivity.

“Brent’s experience with machine vision, sensor fusion and AI in general is a huge differentiator in my opinion,” said Steven Snyder, Stout’s Chief Technologist. “He’s really plugged into the latest developments and has great relationships with leaders in the space that may become strategic partners for us.”

“Brent’s background in autonomy and AI make him the perfect leader to take Stout Industrial Technology forward. His passion for using technology to improve sustainability, productivity and working conditions in labor-intensive businesses is a perfect match with the solutions we’re developing for growers,” said Jeff Antle, Stout’s Chief Product Officer.

“I’m excited to work with this team and incredibly impressed with what they’ve accomplished,” says Shedd. “Together, we’re going to fundamentally change the dynamics of farming.”

Shedd obtained his Bachelor of Science in International Business from California State University, Chico, and his MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Brent Shedd

Chief Executive Officer of Stout Industrial Technology