Drive and control equipment to support agricultural activities such as tilling soil; planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops; feeding and herding livestock; or removing animal waste.
Agricultural Equipment Operators drive and control the equipment to till soil, and plant, cultivate and harvest crops. They perform tasks such as hay bucking, husking, threshing, crop bailing etc. They load the crops, and materials to control the containers manually, or using hand trucks, mix or spray fertilizers, or pesticide solutions to control insects, weed growth etc.
The operators work and maintain the quality of the plants and crops using various agriculture equipment such as combine harvesters, roto seed drill, 2 & 4 Stroke sprayer, engine driven agricultural sprayer etc.
However, to become a successful agricultural equipment operator, one must have the ability to adjust the controls of the machine, see the details at a distance, and maintain interpersonal relationships. The candidate must have good knowledge of machines, chemicals affecting crop products, crops, seeds, and plants and how to increase productivity with a good command in English language. Proficiency in technical skills and softwares like ERP, Map Creation is a must.
The educational qualifications required for this job is a High School Diploma with work experience. Some of the career options are - Baler Operator, Cutter, Hay Baler, Packing Tractor Machine Operator.
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