• Agricultural Equipment Operators
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Agricultural equipment operators drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. They may perform tasks like crop baling and may operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks like husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

What do they typically do

  • 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
  • Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery
  • Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment
  • Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery
  • Direct and check the activities of work crews engaged in planting, weeding, or harvesting activities
  • Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks

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    Some may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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