Field Application Engineer


Creativity comes from applying things you learn in other fields to the field you work in. 

Aaron Swartz
Field Application Engineer

In A Nutshell

I find solutions for technical software problems on farms. 

I provide farmers with training, technical assistance, and support to help them understand new products.  

I am the link between development, customers, and sales.  


Potential Salary Range

$59,000 - 122,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

There’s no such thing as a routine day. I work out of an office when responding to customer questions but will spend a lot of time traveling to visit new and current clients.  


Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Provide technical support to help clients find the best product and service solutions for their farm 
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships
  • Test software and run field demonstrations to ensure everything is working effectively
  • Stay knowledgeable on digital agriculture technology and research by continuing to read and study new data
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentation material
  • Review technical documentation materials and manuals
  • Correct and update documents and records to fix technical problems

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, technical or agriculture-related field is required.
  • A post-graduate degree and experience utilizing precision agriculture systems can help prospective employees stand apart from the competition.

Job Outlook

    As the world tries to feed more people more efficiently, Field Application Engineers will be needed to help farmers improve systems and help the industry become more productive.  

Related School Subjects

Ed. Prof. et Tech.
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Software Engineering Technology Selling Troubleshooting

Important Skills

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Computer & Technological

Technology is a big part of modern engineering. From designing to testing to selling to assisting clients, Field Application Engineers need to be comfortable with all aspects. 

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Problem Solving

My main role as a Field Application Engineer is to take a farming problem that is presented to me and figure out an innovative and functional solution to it. 

Coaching & Mentoring

Technology can be intimidating for a lot of people. I need to be able to provide technical support and mentorship to clients in a way that they feel confident with the new products being introduced.   

Customer Service

I make sure that customers feel that their challenges are heard, and that I can help solve any of their problems related to new products.  


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Pays Well
Problem Solving
Continuous Learning
Using Technology
Flexible Work Environment