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SOC: 49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems. Exclude "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).
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Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and irrigation systems. Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools. Record details of repairs made and parts used. Reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing operation and making adjustments as necessary. Clean and lubricate parts. Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools. Tune or overhaul engines. Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions. Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, or saws. Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery. Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools. Repair bent or torn sheet metal.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.54   Entry $28,162.00
Mean $18.97   Mean $39,451.00
Experience $21.68 Experience $45,085.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
76083025.88
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
49-3041.00 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians