Agricultural Equipment Operators
Also called: Tractor Operator, Equipment Operator, Farm Hand, Farm Laborer
What they do:Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.
On the job, you would:
- Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.
- Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.
- Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Data base user interface and query software
Map creation software
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