Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Job holders in this unit group operate and drive tractors, combine harvesters or other farm vehicles to clear and cultivate land and to sow and harvest plants and crops.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Services and maintains equipment and carries out any minor repairs.
  • Drives and operates machinery to plough, fertilise, plant, cultivate or harvest crops.
  • Adjusts depth, speed and height of attached implement according to requirements.
  • Attaches plough, cultivator, distributor, mower, baler or other implement to tractor.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Mathematics, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Science, Writing, Speaking, Reading Comprehension

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