An agriculture equipment technician is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, overhaul and repair of farm equipment and machinery. Job responsibilities of an agriculture equipment technician include assembling machines and equipment, inspecting the machinery to determine any problems or malfunctions with the device, regular maintenance of the machinery and equipment, repairing the equipment, testing the equipment once repaired to ensure proper performance, ensuring health and safety standards are met, and maintaining records of maintenance, inspections, and repairs.
An apprenticeship is often required in order to be an agricultural equipment technician. Helpful job skills include attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, good communication skills, physical fitness, knowledge of machinery and equipment, good customer service skills and active listening. The future job market outlook for an agriculture equipment technician is strong and increasing.