Career Starter - merced County
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Drive and control farm equipment to till the soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.
Annual Median Wage:
$0.00 ($16.60 per hour)
Less than high school diploma
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Work Tasks
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
Apply chemical solutions to plants to protect against disease or insects or to enhance growth.
Inspect equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs.
Operate farming equipment.
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