Farm Equipment Mechanics & Service Technicians


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.
Also called: Agricultural Technician, Farm Equipment Mechanic, Mechanic, Tractor Mechanic

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Technical
  • planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    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
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • FarmLogic FarmPAD
  • ServiceMax
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Oulook

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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