Profession agricultural equipment design engineer

Agricultural equipment design engineers apply knowledge of engineering and biological science to solve various agricultural problems such as soil and water conservation and the processing of agricultural products. They design agricultural structures, machinery, equipment and processes.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Legislation in agriculture

    Body of regional, national and European laws enacted in the field of agriculture and forestry concerning various issues such as product quality, environmental protection and trade.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

  • Agricultural production principles

    Principles and conditions of organic and sustainable agricultural production.

  • Agricultural chemicals

    The production and characteristics of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or insecticides.

  • CAD software

    The computer-aided design (CAD) software for creating, modifying, analysing or optimising a design.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Agricultural equipment

    The offered agricultural machinery and equipment products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Industrial engineering

    The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

Skills

  • Advise on safety improvements

    Provide relevant recommendations following the conclusion of an investigation; ensure that recommendations are duly considered and where appropriate acted upon.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Use CAD software

    Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use computer-aided engineering systems

    Use computer-aided engineering software to conduct stress analyses on engineering designs.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Execute feasibility study

    Perform the evaluation and assessment of the potential of a project, plan, proposition or new idea. Realise a standardised study which is based on extensive investigation and research to support the process of decision making.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

Optional knowledge and skills

use cam software estimate duration of work supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings maintain rotating equipment create a product's virtual model plan manufacturing processes blueprints design prototypes provide cost benefit analysis reports maintain agricultural machinery read standard blueprints execute analytical mathematical calculations provide advice to technicians material mechanics manage supplies cae software monitor production developments set up the controller of a machine operate agricultural machinery determine production capacity reverse engineering determine production feasibility