Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $37,590.00
Average Time to Fill 59 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,610
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.13 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Maintain small engines
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair small engines
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Repair pipes to stop leaking
Clean agricultural, farming, or forestry tools, equipment, or machinery
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Repair farm vehicles, machinery, or mechanical implements
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Adjust mechanical equipment
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust agricultural equipment
Weld metal structures
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal parts and components
Braze metal parts or components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up welding equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Perform basic plumbing
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Attach equipment extensions or accessories
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Test mechanical products or equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Inspect farming, fishing, or forestry equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs
Perform installation, maintenance, or repair related safety inspection

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Occupational Health and Safety
Equipment Repair
Electrical Systems
Technical Training
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

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