Kubota UK man scoops top skills award

Skills contest with Ken

A Kubota UK employee has won the top award at the company’s global Skills Contest in Japan.

The contest put the technical expertise of its worldwide staff to the test with a 30-minute written assessment and a 90-minute practical challenge, tasking competitors with diagnosing and fixing five faults on a Kubota M110GCX-II tractor.

Steve Mead, product support engineer for Kubota UK, won outright with the judges stating the methodology and processes used to remedy the faults set him apart.

Steve said, “The opportunity to travel to Japan has been a valuable experience. The approach and the process to finding faults is very important and being able to gain insight into how others from the global Kubota community carry out their maintenance and service practices is something I will carry forward into the training I provide to dealers.”

Dave Roberts, managing director of Kubota UK, said, “The Kubota Skills competition has long been an annual fixture in Japan and to be crowned the overall winner is a big achievement. We are delighted that Steve has represented Kubota UK so well in this competition and this award win is a testament to his hard work and the meticulous nature he applies to his role as product support engineer.”

Kubota will launch the National Dealer Skills Competition this year, a UK-specific event that will include service engineers working at Kubota’s UK dealerships.