Farm Equipment Mechanics Job Description

The Farm Equipment Mechanic diagnoses, repairs, or overhauls farm machinery and vehicles such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.

Tasks for Farm Equipment Mechanics

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic records details of repairs made and parts used.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic reassembles machines and equipment following repair, test operations, and make adjustments as necessary.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic maintains, repairs, and overhauls farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and irrigation systems.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic examines and listens to equipment, reads inspection reports, and confers with customer to locate and diagnose malfunctions.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic dismantles defective machines for repair, using hand tools.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic tests and replaces electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders or saws.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic cleans and lubricates parts of the farmer’s equipment.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic tunes or overhauls engines on the farm equipment.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic drives trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair or large machinery.

The Farm Equipment Mechanic needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Farm Equipment Mechanic needs knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs, assessments, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. The Farm Equipment Mechanic needs knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. The Farm Equipment Mechanic needs knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

Skills for Farm Equipment Mechanics

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic needs the skill to repair machines or systems using the needed tools.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic determines causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic installs equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic determines the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic must give full attention to what other people are saying, taking the time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • The Farm Equipment Mechanic must have the skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs work related documents.

Work Activities for the Farm Equipment Mechanic

The Farm Equipment Mechanic services, repairs, adjust, and tests machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical not electronic principles. The Farm Equipment Mechanic must be capable to runs, maneuvering, navigating or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft or water craft. The Farm Equipment Mechanic uses hands, and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Farm Equipment Mechanic analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems. The Farm Equipment Mechanic inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. The Farm Equipment Mechanic performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. The Farm Equipment Mechanic must keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. The Farm Equipment Mechanic provides physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. The Farm Equipment Mechanic must observe, receive, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources. The Farm Equipment Mechanic develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, and accomplish your work.

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