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

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Hydraulics

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

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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