The agricultural mechanic is a qualified operator who maintains, repairs and adjusts agricultural machinery/equipment. He is also responsible for the proper functioning and safety of the equipment (tractors, harvesters, sprayers, support equipment, etc.).
The diversity of machines/equipment in this area ensures different interventions.
As soon as a fault is detected and identified, the mechanic proceeds with the repair to remedy it. This operation includes the dismantling of mechanical parts, lubrication, emptying, purging or directly changing parts if necessary.
For operations on electronic equipment, the individual must carry out reprogramming, measurement and control operations for the proper functioning of the machine. When the modifications are made, he must carry out tests in order to guarantee the effectiveness of his intervention.
The versatility of this job requires you to master mechanics in general, electricity, electronics, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and of course IT with technological progress in this field of activity.
The agricultural mechanic also plays a monitoring role through upstream interventions to control the proper functioning of the equipment or by ensuring the compliance of the equipment according to changes in regulations or other circumstances.
In this profession, it is common to modify, renovate and adapt agricultural equipment because of its high cost. This is why the agricultural mechanic guarantees the supply of parts necessary for the intervention.
Finally, the mechanic takes care of emergency interventions for his customers, whether in the workshop or in the field.