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

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Soil structure

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

  • 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.

  • Variety of botanicals

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supervise staff

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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