Profession land-based machinery technician

Land-based machinery technicians maintain, overhaul and repair agricultural equipment and machinery.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • 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.

  • Principles of mechanical engineering

    Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.

  • Hydraulics

    The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Repair equipment on site

    Identify malfunctions and repair or replace multi-media, audio-visual and computer systems, hardware and equipment on site.

  • Manoeuvre heavy trucks

    Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.

  • Diagnose fuel systems

    Diagnose and repair fuel systems on agricultural equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

carry out improvised vehicle repairs control of expenses clean vehicle engine manage time in agricultural production listen actively manage production enterprise engine components keep task records fabricate metal parts road traffic laws disassemble engines vehicle electrical systems continue learning manage maintenance operations coordinate operational activities repair metal sheets repair vehicle electrical systems maintain irrigation systems use different communication channels

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