Profession agricultural technician

Agricultural technicians collect and conduct experiments and tests on agriculture and aquaculture specimens. They provide support to scientists and farmers and also analyse and report on conditions in the collected specimens' environments.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Laboratory techniques

    Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.

Skills

  • Conduct field work

    Conducts field work or research which is the collection of information outside of a laboratory or workplace setting. Visit places in order to collect specific information about the field.

  • Analyse environmental data

    Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

    Clean laboratory glassware and other equipment after use and it for damage or corrosion in order to ensure its proper functioning.

  • Analyse scientific data

    Collect and analyse scientific data resulting from research. Interpret these data according to certain standards and viewpoints in order to comment on it.

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Apply safety procedures in laboratory

    Make sure that laboratory equipment is used in a safe manner and the handling of samples and specimens is correct. Work to ensure the validity of results obtained in research.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Gather experimental data

    Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.

Optional knowledge and skills

advise on the causes of crop disorders assess crop damage agricultural equipment monitor fisheries aquaculture industry evaluate vineyard quality monitor crops aquaculture reproduction advise on fertiliser and herbicide maintain aquaculture containers horticulture principles prevent crop disorders viticulture evaluate vineyard problems irrigate soil plant harvest methods culture aquaculture hatchery stocks soil science agricultural chemicals provide advice to farmers maintain tanks for viticulture research improvement of crop yields collect weather-related data agricultural production principles inspect agricultural fields maintain waterbased aquaculture facilities agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feed products biology chemistry