Profession land-based machinery supervisor

Land-based machinery supervisors plan and organise land-based machinery services for agricultural production and landscaping in close cooperation with their clients.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Soil structure

    Diversity of soil elements and types of soil in relation to plant growth.

  • Variety of botanicals

    Principles of botanicals with a primary focus in herbaceous and annual plants in raw form.

  • Pest control in plants

    Types and features of pests in plants and crops. Different kinds of pest control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

  • Crop production principles

    Principles in growing crops, the natural cycle, nursing of nature, growth conditions and principles of organic and sustainable production. Quality criterias and requirements of seeds, plants and crop.

  • Agronomy

    The study of combining agriculture production and protection and regeneration of natural environment. Includes the principles and methods of critical selection and adequate application methods for sustainability in agriculture.

Skills

  • Supervise equipment

    Start up and shut down equipment; identify and troubleshoot technical problems and conduct minor repairs. Monitor control equipment in order to identify safety and environmental hazards.

  • Advise client on technical possibilities

    Recommend technical solutions, including systems, to the client within the framework of a project.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Organise labour

    Organise, allocate and coordinate members of the team. Organise production programmes and plan the production and sales. Purchase materials and equipment. Manage stocks.

  • Programme work according to incoming orders

    Schedule tasks based on incoming work; anticipate the total amount of resources required to complete the work and assign them accordingly. Assess the required working hours, pieces of equipment, and workforce needed taking into account the available resources.

  • Monitor work site

    Regularly ensure that working conditions on site meet health and safety requirements; ensure that the proposed work will not pose a threat to the physical integrity of others.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

Optional knowledge and skills

use landscaping service equipment operate agricultural machinery road traffic laws handling chemical products for soil and plants operate landscaping equipment inspect agricultural fields operate forestry machinery budgetary principles use a computer create soil and plant improvement programmes perform safety inspections maintain technical equipment principles of mechanical engineering write work-related reports apply organisational techniques work in a land-based team operate gps systems propose ict solutions to business problems harvest crop