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Agricultural Engineer

Aliases: Agricultural Engineer

Industry/Sector(s): Agriculture


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Agricultural Engineer is expected to perform include:

  • Applying engineering principles to solve related agricultural problems
  • Designing, developing and supervising manufacturing of agricultural machinery
  • Laying out and supervising construction of farm buildings and utilities
  • Managing crop processing plants and rural electric power distribution systems
  • Conserving soil by installing soil erosion control system
  • Saving water by setting upflood control system
  • Managing all the farm operations
  • Taking necessary steps to ensure pest control
  • Maintaining rural roads and protecting farm against fire
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Work from home option is not available
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Local travelling is part of the job
  • Supervising a team of trainees or workers is required
Working hours
  • Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week
  • Overtime maybe required
  • Shift system is not available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2
Minimum – Preferably Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/Electrical/Mechanical
KEY COMPETENCIES 2
  • Knowledge of engineering and mechanical principles
  • Knowledge of various technical designs, farm machines, tools and equipment, etc.
  • Efficient in development and management of agricultural processes
  • Knowledge of diverse solutions to environmental issues
  • Familiar with irrigation management
  • Knowledge of pest control and disease prevention
  • Efficient in maintaining health and safety standards at the farm
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 2
Not Applicable
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Colleges and universities providing BTech or BSc in agriculture across India
  • Agricultural colleges and universities across India​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
​​For scholarship and schemes, use further links like: 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Head of Company/CEO

       ↑

Head of Geographical Unit

       ↑

Operations Manager

       ↑

Team Leader

       ↑

Senior Agricultural Engineer

       ↑

Agricultural Engineer

       ↑

Engineering Trainee

The progression is indicative​
EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For freshers –Rs 10,000 to  Rs 12,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs  20,000 to  Rs 35,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2
  • Farms across India
  • Government institutes for agriculture engineering
  • Private agricultural institutes
  • NGOs across India
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 

Agricultural Engineer

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2141.0900 Agricultural Engineer
ISCO 2008 2141 Industrial and Production Engineers
NIC 2008 01611; 01612 Agricultural activities on a fee or contract basis (preparation of fields, establishing a crop, treatment of crops, crop spraying, trimming of fruit trees and vines, transplanting of rice, thinning of beets, harvesting, pest control in connection with agriculture etc.); Operation of agricultural irrigation equipment
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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