Within Land-Based engineering there are a number of options we offer, working on various types of equipment. These include;
- Agricultural Technician – includes tractors, harvest, cultivation and crop protection machinery
- Ground care Technician – includes garden, sports turf, and local grounds maintenance machinery
- Forestry Technician – includes chainsaws and chippers
Land-Based Service Engineering Technicians typically work on-site utilising their own initiative in a customer-facing role. They are often called upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection. Typically they are involved in all aspects of;
- Preparation, installation, and handover of complex technologically advanced machinery, plant and equipment and the verification of its performance to the manufacturers’ specification and customers satisfaction
- Diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery, plant, and equipment
- Conducting complex repairs of machinery, equipment, and their components which may include supervising a junior colleague to assist in aspects of the repair.
- Conducting inspections of machines and the compilation of machinery condition reports
- Compilation of repair proposals, estimates and quotations and the implementation of timely and cost-effective repairs
This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering; power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector. The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment, for example, climate, soil, plant, and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems. These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.
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