Agriculture Equipment Technician

Tech, Sales and Support Services

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I service and repair the components for growing crops that allow farmers to make their living. My job lets them get back to the fields and prevents future problems from happening.

Corey McKenzie, Kearney Planters
Agriculture Equipment Technician

In A Nutshell

I'm responsible for building and repairing components of a larger machine, product, or piece of equipment. 

I assemble, adjust, test, and monitor the function of farming equipment. 

I work on multiple service calls each day to keep farmers' machines running.

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Potential Salary Range

$37,000 - 60,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

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

I work in the shop or on the farm when fixing different types of machinery. There are factories that produce equipment for the agriculture industry all across Canada, and farmers that always need our help fixing their machines!

Workplace

Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Assemble or repair equipment using directions from instruction sheets and mechanical knowledge
  • Troubleshoot any assembly, repair, or electrical problems
  • Take responsibility for technology installation and function
  • Install custom or aftermarket options to customers' equipment
  • Help plan service tasks and make sure machines are completely assembled or fixed in a timely manner
  • Follow safety regulations to keep people and machinery safe 

Education & Training

  • A high school diploma is required, but further requirements depend on the responsibilities of the job. If you have mechanical aptitude and an interest in equipment, most dealerships have on-the-job training for the machines they sell.
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Job Outlook

    The future outlook for an assembly technician will be excellent over the next five years. 

Related School Subjects

Practical Applied Arts
69 Math
Science
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Mechanical Parts Communication Tools Trades

Important Skills

Mechanical

When working with equipment and machinery, it's helpful to enjoy working with and be knowledgeable in the area of mechanics.

Physical

There can be some heavy lifting and physical work in this job!

Critical Thinking

It's important to be thinking clearly at all times so every part and piece goes where it needs to and works the way it's supposed to.

Decision Making

I often need to repair many pieces of equipment throughout the day, so it's important to make good decisions to manage my time effectively while ensuring the job is done properly. 

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Routine Work
Helps Others
Problem Solving
Overtime Possibilities