On the Job
Agricultural Engineers use engineering to solve problems on farms that are related to things like power, electricity, soil and water conservation, and the processing of farm products.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
- Communicate technical information to suppliers, contractors, or regulatory agencies.
- Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
- Discuss designs or plans with clients.
- Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
- Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
- Design industrial processing systems.
- Design structures or facilities.
- Develop operational methods or processes that use green materials or emphasize sustainability.
- Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
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