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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- 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.
- Analyse environmental data
Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.
- Conduct field work
Conduct 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.
- Gather experimental data
Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.
- 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.
- Execute analytical mathematical calculations
Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.
- Analyse test data
Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.
- Maintain laboratory equipment
Clean laboratory glassware and other equipment after use and inspect it for damage or corrosion in order to ensure its proper functioning.
- 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.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillsviticulture evaluate vineyard problems agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feed products agricultural chemicals maintain aquaculture containers aquaculture reproduction chemistry assess crop damage culture aquaculture hatchery stocks evaluate vineyard quality maintain tanks for viticulture soil science collect weather-related data inspect agricultural fields horticulture principles aquaculture industry agricultural production principles monitor fisheries research improvement of crop yields provide advice to farmers monitor crops irrigate soil maintain waterbased aquaculture facilities advise on the causes of crop disorders plant harvest methods agricultural equipment biology prevent crop disorders advise on fertiliser and herbicide
Source: Sisyphus ODB