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Career Details :: Farm Equipment Mechanics
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Reads inspection reports and examines equipment to determine type and extent of defect.
- Drives truck to haul tools and equipment to work site.
- Repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
- Dismantles defective machines, using hand tools.
- Tests and replaces electrical components and wiring, using test meter, soldering equipment, and wire strippers.
- Examines and listens to machines, motors, gas and diesel engines, and equipment to detect malfunctioning.
- Reassembles, adjusts, and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand tools.
- Records type and cause of defect on agricultural equipment.
- Installs and maintains self-propelled irrigation system, using truck-mounted crane, wrenches, tube cutter, and pipe threader.
- Fabricates new metal parts, using drill press, engine lathe, and other machine tools.
- Installs and repairs agricultural plumbing systems.
- Automotive Body and Related Repairers
- Electric Motor and Switch Assemblers and Repairers
- Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics
- Maintenance Workers, Machinery
- Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
- Motorboat Mechanics
- Extent Flexibility
- Hearing Sensitivity
- Control Precision
- Multi-limb Coordination
- Information Ordering
General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Controlling Machines and Processes
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Hazardous Equipment
- Hazardous Equipment