Technical Trades » Mechanical

Farm Machinery Technician

Description

Farm Machinery Technicians build, repair or maintain mechanical components found on large machinery or plant equipment, such as hydraulic systems. They are in charge of identifying defective equipment, before employing a wide range of tools and techniques to repair or build new parts.

Employment Levels
Requirements
START
Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade)
Recommended
Apprentice
Mechanical Service Technician
Mechanical Supervisor / Plant Supervisor

Activities

  • Building, installing and maintaining machinery and equipment
  • Testing mechanical systems and carry out preventative maintenance to avoid system failures
  • Assisting engineers with the specification of mechanical components

Locations

  • On Farm
  • Farm Equipment Manufacturer
  • Processing Plants
  • Grain Receival/Handling Sites
  • Ports
  • Transport depots
  • City and Country
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