Top Agriculture Worker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Agriculture Worker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Agriculture Worker resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.3% of Agriculture Worker resumes contained Heavy Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Agriculture Worker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Agriculture Worker resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Heavy Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Farm run heavy equipment bulldozer excavator.
  • Operated heavy equipment safely and proficiently.
  • Followed safety rules and guidelines while operating heavy equipment.
  • Operated and maintained heavy equipment.
  • Moved materials using heavy equipment.
  • Operated heavy equipment and machinery.

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2. Inspect Crops

high Demand
Here's how Inspect Crops is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand, plant, cut and maintenance of the field.
  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand.
  • Inspect crops and fields, plant stacks to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Harvest and inspect crops by handIrrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumpsOperate and service farm machinery

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3. Farm Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Farm Equipment is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Utilized farm equipment in harvesting.
  • Operate and service all farm equipment Assist with field preparation, planting fertilizing watering and harvesting of all corps.
  • Performed maintenance on farm equipment General Agricultural Work Operate Equipment
  • Baled hay and straw for employer Maintained farm equipment Provided care for animals Delivered hay and straw to personal buyers
  • Well based knowledge of farm equipment,driving truck many other duties fixing barn cleaners ,cleaning stalls an pens with skidsteer
  • Operated farm machinery; repaired and maintained farm equipment and facilities Milked dairy cows

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4. Irrigation Systems

high Demand
Here's how Irrigation Systems is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Assembled irrigation systems and built trellis systems.
  • Maintained fencing and irrigation systems Demolition of buildings and lumber salvage Trained in aspects of farm operation
  • Pick Fruit * Tree Trainer * Plant Trees * Install Irrigation Systems
  • Constructed green housesPlanted and maintained a fruit and vegetable farmFrame workRaked fieldsDug holesPut together irrigation systems
  • Installed and maintained underground irrigation systems.
  • Operate and repair center pivot irrigation systems including electrical.

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5. Agricultural Worker

high Demand
Here's how Agricultural Worker is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Coordinated two statewide agricultural worker conferences.
  • Worked as part of a team of agricultural workers in the Kibbutz.
  • Move and set waterlines Field worker, Agricultural Workers, All Other
  • Detassled seed corn as an agricultural worker.

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6. Service Farm Machinery

high Demand
Here's how Service Farm Machinery is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Operate and service farm machinery.
  • Operate and service farm machinery Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungi, and weeds.
  • Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.

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7. Hand Tools

high Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Discarded defective products and removed excess growth using multiple hand tools to upgrade produce quality.
  • Work around and operate hand tools for landscape maintenance on vacant lots around Birmingham.
  • Utilized hand tools, such as shovels, hoes, shears, and knives.
  • Lubricate, adjust, and make minor repairs to farm equipment, using oilcans, grease guns, and hand tools.
  • Operated wide variety of equipment including power saws, sanders, grinders, drill press, and basic hand tools.
  • Used hand tools including shovels, rakes, pruning saws, hedge and brush trimmers and axes.

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8. Agricultural Products

high Demand
Here's how Agricultural Products is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Loaded agricultural products into trucks, and drove trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Identified agricultural products into their different kinds for delivery to the stores.
  • Harvest agricultural products, operate, repair and maintain farm equipment.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks.
  • Load agricultural products onto trailers Cut crops, bagged and packaged for distribution.
  • Loaded agricultural products into trucks or storage facilities.

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9. Apple Trees

high Demand
Here's how Apple Trees is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Thinned apple trees Picked cherries Tied tree branches Manual labor which consist of 8 to 10 of labor a day.

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10. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Maintained a professional customer service.
  • Required computer and customer service skills.
  • Provided customer service and used conflict resolution skills.
  • General farm labor-Greenhouse work-Produce delivery in box truck-Customer service
  • Performed customer service and cashier responsibilities daily, including handling of customer disputes.
  • Provided customer service in pick-your-own fruit business.

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11. Weather Conditions

average Demand
Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Field worker, working in hard weather conditions
  • packaged variety of fruits and vegetables, worked 8hr shifts in all weather conditions.
  • Work under extreme weather conditions and stand for a long period of time.
  • Work in any weather conditions .
  • Worked with a team to detassel corn * Gained experience in working long shifts and in various weather conditions
  • Worked long hours under high pressure deadlines in severe weather conditions * Developed independent problem solving skills operating and maintaining machinery

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12. General Labor

average Demand
Here's how General Labor is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Operate machinery; perform general labor; assist supervisor/foreman with preparation of material list; assist with review of drawings
  • General Laborer-Milked and Fed Cows-Field Work-Basic Equipment Maintenance-Keeping Equipment Clean And Sanitized
  • Performed general labor to support operation requirements.
  • General labor, maintenance and construction on the farm.
  • Perform general labor tasks as instructed by supervisor.
  • Perform general labor on pecan farm.

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13. Farm Soil

average Demand
Here's how Farm Soil is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps.
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain water pipes Dedicated long work hours during the summer months to take care of produce.

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14. Irrigation Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Irrigation Equipment is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Maintained irrigation equipment and water pressure valves.
  • Set up and operated irrigation equipment.
  • Operate and repair diesel irrigation equipment.
  • Set up and operated irrigation equipment.
  • Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.
  • Planted cultivated, spray and harvest of crops, operate irrigation equipment and maintained all safety standards, rules and regulations.

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15. Water Pipes

average Demand
Here's how Water Pipes is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Repaired and fixed broken water pipes.
  • Picked berries, set up water pipes, and use a tractor for every assignment
  • Dig holes for water pipes.
  • Check all the water pipes.

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16. Tractor-Drawn Machinery

average Demand
Here's how Tractor-Drawn Machinery is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Operated tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery.
  • Plowed, harrowed and fertilized soil and cultivated, sprayed and harvested crops, using variety of tractor-drawn machinery.
  • Operated tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow snow and maintain horse stalls.
  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery.
  • Plowed, harrowed, and fertilized soil and cultivated, sprayed and harvested crops using a variety of tractor-drawn machinery.
  • Operate tractors and tractor-drawn machinery to cut, ted, rake, and bail hay.

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17. Farm Vehicles

average Demand
Here's how Farm Vehicles is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Preformed general maintenance around the farm and dairy including farm vehicles and equipment.
  • Performed routine maintenance on farm vehicles and many types field machinery.
  • Operated Diamond egg packing machine.- Operated farm vehicles.
  • Repaired and maintained farm vehicles.
  • Tree pruning, crop cultivation, animal care, fence building, operating farm vehicles and harvesting.
  • Maintain farm vehicles and other equipment Harvest fruits, vegetables, etc.

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18. Safety Procedures

average Demand
Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Followed strict company guidelines and safety procedures.
  • Follow safety procedures, quality control, handle, sort, pack and pick different types of grapes.
  • Work as a team Following orders accurately and safety procedures
  • secured it with ties and ensured safety procedures were followed.
  • Enforced safety procedures in accordance with facility policies and regulations.
  • Monitored activities to ensure adherence to rules and safety procedures, or arrange for the removal of unruly patrons.

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19. Manual Labor

average Demand
Here's how Manual Labor is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Cultivated hard-work ethic, capacity to undertake extensive work hours, and exhaustive know-how in the completion of manual labor.
  • Job requirements included driving the tractor and manual labor.
  • Complete any farm related task ,or manual labor on a timely basis.
  • Farm work...tractors,combines and a lot of manual labor..
  • Involved Manual labor as well as performing mechanical maintenance and repair services to agricultural machinery.
  • Performed task such as making hay, feeding livestock, repairing farm equipment, manual labor.

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20. Hard Worker

average Demand
Here's how Hard Worker is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Field work has made me a hard worker.
  • Learned time management from being their at half an hour early Skills Used being a hard worker/supervisor
  • showed im a hard worker and that i'm a willing to work.

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21. DUG

average Demand
Here's how DUG is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Assist in minor repairs such as replacing fences, digging post holes, painting dug outs and weed-eating.
  • Washed ceramics, set up unit, took elevations, dug in unit, and maintained field notebook.
  • Staple burlap to the bottom of the freshly dug up trees to preserve water.
  • Loaded and unloaded building materials... Dug trenches, backfilled holes and compacted.
  • cleaned dugouts after every home game.

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22. Post-Harvest Treatment

low Demand
Here's how Post-Harvest Treatment is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Participate in the post-harvest treatment of crops.
  • Participate in the inspection, grading, sorting, storage, and post-harvest treatment of crops.

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23. Identify Ownership

low Demand
Here's how Identify Ownership is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand Use brands, tags, to mark livestock to identify ownership and grade

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24. Farm Buildings

low Demand
Here's how Farm Buildings is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
  • Repaired farm buildings, fences and other structures.
  • Assist in maintenance of farm buildings and equipment.
  • Repaired fences or farm buildings.
  • Maintained farm buildings, laid and trimmed hedges, dug and maintained ditches, put up and mended fences.
  • Used and repaired farm equipment, rebuilt and repaired farm buildings, Milked cows, performed daily farm duties.

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25. Farm Labor

low Demand
Here's how Farm Labor is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Farm Labor Inc. Manuel G. Garcia INC.
  • Farm equipment operater/general farm labor.
  • Farm labor Stacking Packing Sorting In this job I would pick, pack and sort the fruit that we were harvesting.

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26. Seasonal Help

low Demand
Here's how Seasonal Help is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Directed and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • Directed the work of seasonal help.
  • Harvest worker, grape picker for Winery (temporary/seasonal help)
  • Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • Directed the work of seasonal help.
  • Directed the work of seasonal help.

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27. Mechanical Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Mechanical Equipment is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Assisted with repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Repaired and maintained farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Operated, repaired, maintained farm implements and mechanical equipmentDrove trucks and tractors for harvesting cropsCleaned and maintained equipment and shop

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28. Repair Fences

low Demand
Here's how Repair Fences is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Inspect and repair fences, stalls, and pens.
  • tend cattle, build/repair fences and barn upkeep.

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29. Fruit Trees

low Demand
Here's how Fruit Trees is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Thinned, hoed, weeded and pruned row crops, fruit trees and vines, using hand implements.
  • Fertilized the young fruit trees with chemical to avoid insect infestation.
  • Painted bottom of young fruit trees.

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30. Farm Stand

low Demand
Here's how Farm Stand is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Maintained Farm Stand and local Farmers Markets operations and sales, deliveries as needed
  • Stock farm stand, operate cash register, provide customer service and assist customers in market, perform field and farm labor
  • Assisted with setting up and taking down farm stand.
  • Worked full-time in fields and farm stand.
  • Helped customers at farm stand.
  • Worked picking fruits and vegetables on the farm Sold produce at the farm stand

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31. Heavy Objects

low Demand
Here's how Heavy Objects is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Lift heavy objects, including tools and crops.

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32. Different Types

low Demand
Here's how Different Types is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Helped with summer and fall harvest running different types of machines.
  • Spread different types of fertilizer depending on season.
  • Learned about different types of hay.
  • Use different types of cutting materials to cut the harvestable crop and place it in containers.
  • fed, and checked weight of different types of livestock; alpacas, sheep, and goats.
  • Operated many different types of machines.

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33. Preventative Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Promoted to Utilities Apprentice, assisting Maintenance Specialist with preventative maintenance checks on station equipment.
  • Performed preventative maintenance including changing fluids and repairing tires.
  • Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and make mechanical repairs.
  • Followed routine and preventative maintenance checklists.
  • Performed routine preventative maintenance with little to no supervision.

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34. Carr

low Demand
Here's how Carr is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Operated tractor which carried 8 people through the field and supervised their work to adjust tractor velocity.
  • Worked in extremely hot temperatures picking peaches and carrying a ladder.
  • Carried containers or armloads of bunched vegetables to collection point.
  • Carry and load heavy stacks of tomato plants.
  • Pick grapes, carry heavy boxes , pack fruit
  • Carried working boards daily Stood all day sorting peaches

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35. Livestock Care

low Demand
Here's how Livestock Care is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Farm property general maintenance, machine operation, livestock care
  • Operated and helped maintain various farm equipment in the field and loaded trailers, livestock care, building maintenance and cleaning
  • Light construction, materials transport, livestock care, farming, tools skills.

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36. Different Kinds

low Demand
Here's how Different Kinds is used in Agriculture Worker jobs:
  • Maintain the food and water for 3 different kinds of livestock.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Agriculture Worker

Heavy Equipment11.4%
Inspect Crops9%
Farm Equipment7.5%
Irrigation Systems7.5%
Agricultural Worker7.2%
Service Farm Machinery6.3%
Hand Tools5.4%
Agricultural Products5.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Agriculture Worker

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
9.3%
9.3%
2
2
Inspect Crops
Inspect Crops
7.3%
7.3%
3
3
Farm Equipment
Farm Equipment
6.1%
6.1%
4
4
Irrigation Systems
Irrigation Systems
6.1%
6.1%
5
5
Agricultural Worker
Agricultural Worker
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
Service Farm Machinery
Service Farm Machinery
5.1%
5.1%
7
7
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
4.4%
4.4%
8
8
Agricultural Products
Agricultural Products
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
Apple Trees
Apple Trees
4.2%
4.2%
10
10
Customer Service
Customer Service
4.2%
4.2%
11
11
Weather Conditions
Weather Conditions
3.9%
3.9%
12
12
General Labor
General Labor
3.7%
3.7%
13
13
Farm Soil
Farm Soil
3.2%
3.2%
14
14
Irrigation Equipment
Irrigation Equipment
2.9%
2.9%
15
15
Water Pipes
Water Pipes
2.2%
2.2%
16
16
Tractor-Drawn Machinery
Tractor-Drawn Machinery
2%
2%
17
17
Farm Vehicles
Farm Vehicles
2%
2%
18
18
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Manual Labor
Manual Labor
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Hard Worker
Hard Worker
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
DUG
DUG
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
Post-Harvest Treatment
Post-Harvest Treatment
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Identify Ownership
Identify Ownership
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
Farm Buildings
Farm Buildings
1.5%
1.5%
25
25
Farm Labor
Farm Labor
1.5%
1.5%
26
26
Seasonal Help
Seasonal Help
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Mechanical Equipment
Mechanical Equipment
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
Repair Fences
Repair Fences
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
Fruit Trees
Fruit Trees
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Farm Stand
Farm Stand
1%
1%
31
31
Heavy Objects
Heavy Objects
1%
1%
32
32
Different Types
Different Types
1%
1%
33
33
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
1%
1%
34
34
Carr
Carr
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Livestock Care
Livestock Care
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Different Kinds
Different Kinds
0.7%
0.7%

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