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Become A Combine Driver

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Working As A Combine Driver

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $27,840

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Combine Driver does

  • drive machine to harvest peas and lima beans maintain general maintance to machine
  • Worked 14 to 16 hour days.
  • Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies (e.g.

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How To Become A Combine Driver

Agricultural workers typically receive on-the-job training. A high school diploma is not needed for most jobs as an agricultural worker; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders.

Education and Training

Most agricultural workers do not need a high school diploma; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders. Some jobs as an animal breeder may require some postsecondary education.

Agricultural workers typically receive some short-term on-the-job training. Employers instruct them on how to use simple farming tools and more complex machinery while following appropriate safety procedures. More experienced workers also are expected to perform routine maintenance on the tools they use.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Agricultural workers need excellent hand–eye coordination to harvest crops and operate farm machinery.

Listening skills. Agricultural workers need to work well with others. Because they take instructions from farmers and other agricultural managers, effective listening is critical.

Physical stamina. Agricultural workers need to be able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly.

Physical strength. Agricultural workers must be strong enough to lift heavy objects, including tools and crops.

Mechanical skills. Agricultural workers must be able to operate complex farm machinery. They also occasionally do routine maintenance on the machinery.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Animal breeders sometimes need previous work experience interacting with livestock. Ranch workers may transition into animal breeding after they become more familiar with animals and learn how to handle them.

Advancement

Agricultural workers may advance to crew leader or other supervisory positions. The ability to speak both English and Spanish is helpful for agricultural supervisors.

Some agricultural workers aspire to become farmers, ranchers, or agricultural managers or to own their own farms and ranches. Knowledge of produce and livestock may provide an excellent background for becoming buyers or purchasing agents of farm products. Those who earn a college degree in agricultural science could become agricultural or food scientists.

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Top Skills for A Combine Driver

PEACombinationCDLVehicleCustomerServiceFreightMovementUnloadFreightCasesAbilityResponsibilitiesdrivePost-TripInspections.FrequentContactPalletJackOverage/DamagemovementReportsHeavyMachineryExceptionForms.HandLoadUnloadTrucks14.00DatesDeadlineOriented.PerformAppropriateToolsServiceCenter.ReadFreightBillsStackFreight

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Top Combine Driver Skills

  1. PEA
  2. Combination CDL Vehicle
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drive a pea combine at least 6 hours every day, clean up pea piles left behind.
  • Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies (e.g.

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