Profession land-based machinery technician
Land-based machinery technicians maintain, overhaul and repair agricultural equipment and machinery.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Realistic / Investigative
- Principles of mechanical engineering
Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.
- Health and safety regulations
Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.
- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.
- Diagnose fuel systems
Diagnose and repair fuel systems on agricultural equipment.
- Assemble machines
Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.
- Drive agricultural machines
Drive tractors, forklifts and other vehicles to transport crops. Move equipment in fields and around buildings, making the appropriate adjustments and maneuvers.
- Manoeuvre heavy trucks
Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.
- Repair equipment on site
Identify malfunctions and repair or replace multi-media, audio-visual and computer systems, hardware and equipment on site.
- Inspect machinery
Check machine equipment for proper performance and detect faults and malfunctions. Diagnose malfunctions using testing equipment to determine the required repair.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- 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.