Technician of the Year
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The AEMP Education Foundation Technician of the Year Award is presented annually to the individual who exemplifies the heavy equipment profession’s best technician. In recognizing technicians who are models of excellence within the profession, we have two goals:

  • Elevate the stature of the career.
  • Bring awareness to the critical issue of the crippling technician shortage found across the entire industry.

2018 Nomination Process

Deadline for 2018 Nominations: November 15th, 2017

Click here for Nomination Form.

Once nominations are complete, a more complete registration form will be requested to learn more about the nominee's:

- Education & Experience

- Certifications & Credentials

- Safety Record & Philosophy

- Innovation & Technology

- Professional Presence


1) Nominations are open to all heavy equipment contractor/end-users technicians who have a minimum of 5 years of experience.

2) Employers/Nominators need not be a member of AEMP.

3) Only one nominee per organization/company.  

4) Finalists must participate in a 30-minute interview with the judging panel.  

The 2018 Technician of the Year recognition ceremony will be held during the 36th AEMP Management Conference & Annual Meeting, March 20th-22nd, 2017 in Orlando, FL. 

Honoree will receive:

  • The grand prize is a custom-built John Deere toolbox.
  • Complimentary registration, airfare, and three nights lodging for the Management Conference & Annual Meeting in March.
  • Complementary membership in AEMP for one year.
  • Complementary enrollment in the EMS certificate program & exam.
  • National recognition/feature story in Equipment World magazine (June issue).
  • Feature story in Equipment Manager magazine.

The AEMP Foundation Technician of the Year Award is presented annually to the nation's top heavy equipment technician. In recognizing the best in the industry, the award advances the technician profession and positively impacts the career growth of those who receive this prestigious industry honor.

Briefly tell us why you feel the nominee should be considered for Technician of the Year.


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