Field Validation Specialist Co-Op

Role: Field Validation Specialist Co-Op


Location: Nebraska (Remote)

Position Date Range: May 2024 – December 2024

JCA Technologies

JCA Technologies provides advanced technology solutions that optimize the operations of agricultural machines across many tasks and machine formats. Our expertise is in providing innovative precision agriculture and autonomous machine solutions for both integrated OEM solutions and retrofit product markets. We have built our expertise and technologies through solving agricultural implement control solutions that provide real value to farmers and have grown this to become leaders in the emerging area of autonomous agricultural machines. We apply a combination of our cutting-edge technologies, engineering expertise, and manufacturing capabilities to enable connected and autonomous capabilities within agricultural mobile machine systems for our customers. We are passionate about using technology to solve problems that are important to farmers and make a difference towards increasing food production for a growing population.

About the Role

The goal of Autonomous and Precision Agriculture is to produce more crops with less effort, less impact on the environment and to address issues with labor shortages and sustainable growth. Are you interested in working with a world leader in autonomous and precision agriculture machinery to redefine the future of the agricultural industry?

We are seeking a motivated individual for a unique opportunity to work in the verification and validation of autonomous and highly-automated machines for agricultural applications. The candidate who fills this role will be responsible for ensuring that JCA systems are safe, reliable and perform as intended.

We are looking for an individual with strong technical skills and with a practical, hands-on approach to solving complex engineering problems. 


  • Verification and validation of control systems for agricultural mobile machines
  • Carrying out regression testing to confirm functionality of software updates
  • Working with partner farm test sites to operate prototype autonomous machinery
  • Documenting test results including describing shortcomings in details
  • Assist the product support team in the commissioning of autonomous systems on farm applications


  • Pursuing a degree in Agricultural or Electrical Technology Systems, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering, or Precision Agriculture. Candidates with differing educational backgrounds but relevant experience may also be considered.
  • Ability to learn quickly, with independent research to be able to get things working without much guidance.
  • Experience with sensors, actuators, hydraulics, and low-voltage electrical systems.
  • Ability to work to relatively high-level objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver’s license.
  • Position will require travel around the Midwest for testing.

Nice to Have

  • Industry knowledge and experience with agricultural machinery including driving tractors.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, standards, and emerging technologies in the field of verification and validation of autonomous systems.
  • Familiarity with Linux and command-line interfaces
  • Knowledge and experience with CAN logging and diagnostic tools.
  • Experience working on machinery or installing test equipment

We love to hear from you! Please submit your resume to

JCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Contact Us

Have a vision for making agricultural machinery work smarter? An idea that you’ve wanted to build but haven’t known how to begin?

There’s never been a better time to take that first step. Let JCA Technologies outline a solution for you.