Profession agricultural machinery technician

Agricultural equipment technicians repair, overhaul and maintain agricultural equipment including tractors, tillage equipment, seeding equipment and harvesting equipment. They perform evaluations of the equipment, perform preventive maintenance activities and repair faults.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Agricultural equipment

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Maintain agricultural machinery

    Maintain agricultural facilities and equipment in order to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust or repair when necessary, using hand and power tools. Replace defective parts components or systems.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

Optional knowledge and skills

electronics install pneumatic systems provide customer information related to repairs dispose of hazardous waste install electrical and electronic equipment prepare compliance documents maintain electrical equipment issue sales invoices write records for repairs troubleshoot install hydraulic systems apply technical communication skills maintain hydraulic systems hydraulics advise on safety improvements use a computer ensure compliance with environmental legislation operate agricultural machinery electrical wiring plans provide technical documentation maintain electronic equipment assemble machines order supplies estimate restoration costs pneumatics