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Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operators

ANZSCO ID 721111

Overview

All Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operators

  • 8,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operators operate agricultural and horticultural plants to clear and cultivate land, and sow and harvest crops.

Specialisations: Cotton Picking Machine Operator, Harvester Operator, Tractor Operator.

You can work as an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in rural machinery operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
  • Operates tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops and avoid damaging crops.
  • Adjusts speed, height and depth of implements.
  • Keeps log tallies and writes work reports.
  • Services plant and performs minor repairs.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in rural machinery operations may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    77% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. Chemistry

    63% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  3. Administration and management

    57% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  4. Technical design

    55% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Building and construction

    53% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  6. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  8. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. English language

    39% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  10. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  11. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  12. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  13. Biology

    22% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  14. Physics

    22% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  15. Geography

    21% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  16. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  18. Public safety and security

    14% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Clerical

    11% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    54% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  3. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Repairing

    43% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  6. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  7. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  8. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  9. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Time management

    27% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  18. Active learning

    27% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  19. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    54% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  2. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  3. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Hearing sensitivity

    50% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  5. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  7. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  8. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Near vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  12. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  13. Rate control

    45% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  14. Response orientation

    45% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Auditory attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Speech clarity

    38% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    66% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  4. Doing physically active work

    63% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  5. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  12. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    43% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    38% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  15. Managing payments and orders

    37% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Training and teaching others

    32% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    31% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    29% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    25% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. In an open vehicle or equipment

    95% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  4. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    95% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  5. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    87% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  10. Dangerous equipment

    79% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  11. Contact with people

    76% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Outdoors, under cover

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  13. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Consequence of error

    72% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    71% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Pace of work set by equipment

    69% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Unstructured work

    69% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  20. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    43% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Achievement

    38% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Relationships

    33% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Working conditions

    31% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators.

All Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operators

  • 8,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operators operate agricultural and horticultural plants to clear and cultivate land, and sow and harvest crops.

Specialisations: Cotton Picking Machine Operator, Harvester Operator, Tractor Operator.

You can work as an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in rural machinery operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
  • Operates tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops and avoid damaging crops.
  • Adjusts speed, height and depth of implements.
  • Keeps log tallies and writes work reports.
  • Services plant and performs minor repairs.

You can work as an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in rural machinery operations may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    77% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. Chemistry

    63% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  3. Administration and management

    57% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  4. Technical design

    55% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Building and construction

    53% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  6. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  8. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. English language

    39% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  10. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  11. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  12. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  13. Biology

    22% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  14. Physics

    22% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  15. Geography

    21% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  16. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  17. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  18. Public safety and security

    14% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Clerical

    11% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    54% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  3. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Repairing

    43% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  6. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  7. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  8. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  9. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Time management

    27% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  18. Active learning

    27% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  19. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    54% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  2. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  3. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Hearing sensitivity

    50% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  5. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  7. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  8. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Near vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  12. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  13. Rate control

    45% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  14. Response orientation

    45% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Auditory attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Speech clarity

    38% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    66% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  4. Doing physically active work

    63% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  5. Researching and investigating

    56% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  6. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  12. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    43% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    38% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  15. Managing payments and orders

    37% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    35% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Training and teaching others

    32% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    31% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    29% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    25% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. In an open vehicle or equipment

    95% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  4. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    95% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  5. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    87% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  10. Dangerous equipment

    79% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  11. Contact with people

    76% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Outdoors, under cover

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  13. Being exact or accurate

    72% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Consequence of error

    72% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    71% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  16. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Pace of work set by equipment

    69% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    69% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Unstructured work

    69% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  20. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    43% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Achievement

    38% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Relationships

    33% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Working conditions

    31% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators.
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