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Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians - 49-3041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Agricultural Mechanic
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Harvester Mechanic
  • Mechanic
  • Service Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Shop Mechanic
  • Tractor Mechanic

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Calculate bills according to record of repairs made, labor time, and parts used.
  • Clean and lubricate parts.
  • Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools.
  • Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
  • Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions.
  • Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools.
  • Install and repair agricultural irrigation, plumbing, and sprinkler systems.
  • Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and irrigation systems.
  • Reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing operation and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Record details of repairs made and parts used.
  • Repair bent or torn sheet metal.
  • Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
  • Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.
  • Tune or overhaul engines.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Install piping for installation or maintenance activities.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Move large objects using heavy equipment.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Repair pipes to stop leaking.
  • Repair structural components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Dairy-Equipment Repairer
  • Farm-Equipment Mechanic I
  • Farm-Equipment Mechanic II

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Assembly Repairer
  • Dairy-Equipment Repairer
  • Farm-Equipment Mechanic I
  • Farm-Equipment Mechanic II
  • Farm-Equipment-Mechanic Apprentice
  • Milking-System Installer
  • Sprinkler-Irrigation-Equipment Mechanic