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: CLOSED - Please contact Rachel Connor - 970-928-3407 to inquire about a last minute submission.  

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:

  • A custom-built John Deere toolbox, tools, safety equipment and personalized merchandise as the grand prize.
    • Free airfare and three nights lodging in Orlando for the Management Conference & Annual Meeting.
    • National recognition/feature story in Equipment World Magazine.
    • Feature story in Equipment Manager Magazine.
    • Complementary membership in AEMP for one year.
    • Complementary enrollment in the EMS certificate program & exam.

 Six finalist will receive:

• Free airfare and three nights lodging in Orlando for the Management Conference & Annual Meeting.
• John Deere specialty items and personalized merchandise.

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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