Agricultural and garden machinery service engineers have distinct jobs which share similarities. They may do one or both of the following:
Servicing - service engineers regularly service all types of farm or horticultural machinery, including vehicles, mobile plant, towed implements and hand-held tools. New parts may be ordered or even made to meet exact requirements.
Field servicing - experienced service engineers also repair urgently required equipment on site wherever the machine happens to have broken down, including farms, in large parks and gardens.
They both use fabrication skills, eg welding and body repair work, as required, as well as carrying out repairs on electrical and mechanical systems. They keep records of the visits and repairs they make.
Service engineers can work regular hours. Those providing emergency cover may be called at any time. Overtime and on call work is possible.
Engineers repair vehicles outside, on site in all weathers, or in workshops which vary in size. Some visit local farms to service equipment. A driving licence is usually essential.
As an agricultural service engineer, you should:
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