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Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Also Known as: Agricultural Equipment Mechanic, Farm Machinery Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Farm Mechanic, Agricultural Mechanic

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Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Repairing
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Record details of repairs made and parts used.
  • Reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing operation and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and irrigation systems.
  • Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions.
  • Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools.
  • Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.
  • Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
  • Clean and lubricate parts.
  • Tune or overhaul engines.
  • Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
  • Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools.
  • Repair bent or torn sheet metal.

Top Education for this Job

  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Engineering and Technology

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