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Agricultural Engineering Technician Job Description

An agricultural engineering technician is a person who provides technical support and technical help to an agricultural engineer in designing, building, maintaining, and/or repairing equipment and machinery used in the food and agriculture industry.

An agricultural engineering technician should be enthusiastic, quick-witted, analytical and methodical, and have the ability to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints. They should also have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate their ideas verbally and through the use of writing and images.

What does an Agricultural Engineering Technician do?

Agricultural engineering technicians may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Agricultural engineering technicians usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends, and may be on call. They work in factories, workshops, offices and farms, and may travel to farming sites for work. Workshop and factory works may involve working in noisy and dirty environments and around heavy machinery or at heights.

What is Required to Become an Agricultural Engineering Technician?

To become an agricultural engineering technician, you will need to have an associate’s degree in agricultural engineering technology or a related disciple.


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Agricultural engineering technicians need to have:



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