Most of the agricultural equipment operating jobs are in rural areas. The job entails the use of farm equipment like tractors, trucks, haybines, fertilizer spreaders, balers and combines to plow and sow seeds.
Inside the farm, you might have other tasks such as operating the conveyor belts and using the cleaners and dryers to move and treat the crops after harvesting. You will usually learn how to repair the equipment that you use on the job. Picking up additional skills, in this case mechanical repair, will be quite useful if you decide this job isn’t in your future.
Farm Machinery Jobs
Operating agricultural equipment is very physical labor and requires more hands on training than an education. Some days may require hours longer than the usual Forty hour week. It is all dependent on the crop season.
Companies that have agricultural equipment operating jobs are corn farm companies, soybean farm companies, canola farm companies, cotton farm companies, hay & forage companies, and dairy farm companies. Check out local farms and ranches for equipment operator opportunities. You can do an Internet search for agriculture jobs or check your local newspaper classifieds.
Farm machinery operators jobs will require training in some kind of vocational school or the job duties are learned on the job. There is not much room for advancement but learning the operation of farm tractors might transfer skills over to warehouse fork lift operator jobs.