Agriculture Engineers use technology to install, repair, service, and create systems and machines in agriculture. This can include electrical, industrial, civil and mechanical applications in engineering.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Oversee installation, maintenance and repair of new and existing systems
- Design blueprints and diagrams for electrical components
- Participate in technical integration for complete system to ensure system meets product specification.
- Work with Supply Management, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance to optimize designs for cost, quality, and manufacturability.
- Use computers and other technologies such as global positioning to create and test electrical equipment
- Tear apart and reassemble equipment
- Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance
- Develop electrical warning systems
- Ensure compliance with local and national electrical codes
- Maintain an inventory of the instrument/electrical/electronic parts
- Assist in developing, trainings and reviewing electrical programs and procedures for company
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in electrical, industrial, mechanical or agricultural engineering is required.
To pursue a career as an Electrical Engineer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on physical science, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Typical employers: employed by farm equipment manufacturers, grain milling operations, research firms, meat processing companies, as well as some state and government agencies.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Engineers is projected to be good to excellent depending on skills, specialties and location.
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