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The most difficult breakdown is the most interesting one: service engineer of EkoNiva-Chernozemye receives a prestigious award


The best service engineers of 2019 have been honoured in Moscow oblast. John Deere, the contest's organiser, hosted this professional skills competition for the first time in Russia.

Professionals from different parts of the country were ready to demonstrate their skills and abilities. The competition included both theoretical and practical parts. The participants had to detect a breakdown and quickly fix it giving a competent explanation of their actions.

Igor Zhabin, Service Centre Specialist of Verkhniy Mamon Autonomous Subdivision of EkoNiva-Chernozemye in Voronezh oblast, defended the honour of EkoNiva. Sergey Storozhev, Maintenance Service Head of EkoNiva-Chernozemye, was in charge of choosing the best specialists.

'When Igor took an exam for the professional category, he showed excellent results and was ranked as Engineer Category 4’, comments Sergey Storozhev. ‘At the competition, our colleague did his best and  was among three winners in the final.’

Igor Zhabin graduated with distinction from Voronezh State Agricultural University named after Emperor Peter I. He received a degree in Maintenance and Repair of Agricultural Machinery. Having got his first work experience at one of the farming enterprises, Igor joined EkoNiva’s team. Igor's motto is The most difficult breakdown is the most interesting one and it helps him to deal with challenging situations. The specialist has no doubts that such kinds of competitions evoke professional thrill and motivation for self-development. 'Next, I would love to take part in an international competition', says the prize-winner.

'Such events are useful not only for the participants, but also for other specialists motivating them to improve their knowledge in the field of agricultural machinery maintenance. It allows the company to enhance service performance and create a positive image of both the manufacturer and the dealer', believes Yekaterina Stolyarevskaya, HR Department Head of EkoNiva Tekhnika-Holding LLC.