Agricultural Equipment Operators


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.
Also called: Equipment Operator, Farm Equipment Operator, Loader Operator, Rake Operator

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Martens Farms Farm Trac
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Farm Management Software Hay and Crop Manager

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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