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Top 46 Farm Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Farm Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Farm Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 22.2% of Farm Operator resumes contained Farm Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Farm Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Farm Operator

1. Farm Equipment
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Here's how Farm Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Included operation of various farm equipment: tractors, trucks, combines, etc.
  • Operated, maintained, and made repairs on all farm equipment.
  • Operate and maintain farm equipment for a thousand acre operation.
  • Operated and repaired farm equipment while attending school full-time.
  • Maintained farm equipment, fences, and machinery.
  • Changed out farm equipment as needed.
  • Operate and repair farm equipment.
  • Assisted in all planting, harvesting and all phases of farming Operated and maintained all farm equipment
  • Fix all farm equipment all tractors ford's and Kubota..do all hydraulic services fabricate and fix all hay and brush hog equipment
  • Job duties include operation/maintenance of farm equipment; tractors, backhoes, swathers, forklift, semi-trucks, ATVs, etc.
  • General Farm Operation and maintenance of farm equipment Experience with loading & unloading various grain bins including grain monitoring & sweeping

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2. Beef Cattle
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Here's how Beef Cattle is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operated a 132 acre farm raising beef cattle for the past 30 yrs.

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3. Preventative Maintenance
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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Followed routine and preventative maintenance checklists.
  • Maintain underground fuel systems with light preventative maintenance at the Milwaukee county fuel farm and their storage facility.

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4. Heavy Equipment
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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Performed all farm duties including operation of heavy equipment and timber harvesting
  • Operated heavy equipment for automated harvesting of fruit, comfortable with maintenance and repair of small equipment and engines.
  • Operated heavy equipment as needed to support operations, crop rotations, harvesting and property maintenance.
  • Inspect and repair heavy equipment to ensure safety for all operators.
  • Operated, serviced, and repaired heavy equipment
  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment.
  • Repair machinery - Operate tractors, combines, all heavy equipment
  • Operate heavy equipment Responsible for upkeep of fences Maintain livestock Responsible for the book keeping and selling of the cattle

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5. Fuel Systems
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Here's how Fuel Systems is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Performed inspections and maintenance on facilities, fuel systems, and fueling vehicles.

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6. Wheat
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Here's how Wheat is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operated 300-2,000 acre farm of irrigated and dry-land corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, along with livestock.
  • Cultivated, fertilized, planted seed, applied chemical, and harvested wheat crops.
  • Operated a 400 acres irrigated farm producing soybeans, corn and wheat.
  • Produced various row crops including corn, soybeans, winter wheat
  • Supervised and managed small farm producing tobacco, wheat, and soy beans.Coordinated planting, harvest, field preparation, .

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7. RAN
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Here's how RAN is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Supervised all organic romaine, organic cabbage and conventional cabbage transplants.
  • Transfer products and monitor storage tanks, pipe lines, and related equipment to ensure good working order.
  • Maintain quality assurance in equipment operation and maintenance, use of operational programs and cooperation with all employees.
  • Maintain infrastructure on a 600-acre ranch, as well as construct a 2,700 square foot cabin.
  • Conducted inventory and prepared documents for fuel transactions, quality control tests, and maintenance.
  • Perform or arrange for repairs, replacement of defective valves, gaskets, or bearings.
  • Mark livestock to identify ownership and grade, using brands, tags or paint.
  • Operated a wide range of Farm Machinery during spring planting and harvest.
  • Use fuel trucks, hydrant carts and stationary carts to fuel aircraft/vehicle.
  • Make required log entries of fuel transactions, quality control and maintenance
  • Used hoists and cranes to lift work pieces to machine.
  • Recorded lead pot and mold temperatures for Quality Assurance department.
  • Maintain farm appearance and repair farm equipment.
  • Transferred product and monitored storage tanks.
  • Rock picking and transporting equipment.
  • Maintain ranch buildings and equipment.
  • Work with other ranch operators to ensure proper land and livestock care.
  • Assist in grain handling, storage, and transportations.
  • oil changes, replacing bearings and transporting other employees.
  • Operated Deerfield River hydro stations and Kibby Wind Farm from TransCanada s control center.

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8. Storage Tanks
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9. Irrigation Systems
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Here's how Irrigation Systems is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Install and shift irrigation systems to irrigate fields evenly or according to crop need.

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10. Fuel Transactions
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11. GPS
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12. Crop Production
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Here's how Crop Production is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Perform crop production duties such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting.
  • Participated in all aspects of crop production including planting, irrigating, and chemical application and harvesting.
  • Crop production consist of 1000 acres of corn, soybeans and hay.
  • Crop production during all phases, planting through harvest season.
  • Raised Columbia sheep, feeder cattle Grew vegetables and fruits in garden Owned 60-acres of pasture or crop production

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13. Diesel Engines
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14. Heavy Machinery
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15. Safe Fashion
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Here's how Safe Fashion is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Conduct all work in safe fashion.

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16. Tests Products
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20 Tests Products Jobs

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17. Annual Inspections
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18. Log Book
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19. Machinery Operator
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20. Tractor Trailers
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21. Product Contamination
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22. Daily Tasks
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Here's how Daily Tasks is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Assist the Vice President with daily tasks including planning events, travel and expenses.

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23. Chemical Application
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Here's how Chemical Application is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Process needed paperwork consisting of chemical application ledger, irrigation notes and preparing expense receipts.

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24. Mechanical Equipment
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Here's how Mechanical Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Performed mechanical equipment repairs on motors, pumps, piping systems, and hydraulic units.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, tools, and mechanical equipment.

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25. AG
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Here's how AG is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Manage all aspects operationally and financially as sole owner-operator of a small livestock farm.
  • Coached farmers experiencing difficult financial or agricultural challenges.
  • Farm Manager of equine breeding Facility
  • Assist with management/analysis/production practices on our family grain, beef, and swine farm as the need & time allow.
  • Welded metal parts with gas welding equipment as specified by layout, welding diagram, or work order.
  • Grain marketing, grain storage management, and GPS technology management are also in my scope of work.
  • Input fuel receipts into fuel system management program, performing corrections once all receipts are inputted.
  • Worked closely with production manager and growers of Nature Fresh Farms to ensure high quality product.
  • Managed the storage, the shipment, and the distribution of petroleum products.
  • Performed Lock Out/Tag out on various pumps if a failure occurred.
  • Worked closely with management on day to day activities.
  • Balanced time between office and farm managing farming operation.
  • Inventory machinery parts and crop varieties in storage.
  • Used schematic diagrams to plan work.
  • Managed all aspects of farming activity.
  • Experience with plant, and garden ailments, diagnosis and treatment Experience with all organic and synthetic methods
  • Certified pesticide applicator and nutrient management planner, working with local coop and crop advisors.
  • Co-managed 400 head of cattle on 1200 acres of land (Market Value: $4,300,000) Work Experience
  • Managed Several workers Kept eqipment operable
  • Performed all aspects of all machine maintenance and fabrication as well as all financial managing responsibilities.

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26. Equipment Operation
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27. Agricultural Products
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Here's how Agricultural Products is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.

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28. Water Supplies
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Here's how Water Supplies is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Maintain facilities such as fencing, water supplies, and outdoor housing and wind shelters.

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29. Drive Trucks
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Here's how Drive Trucks is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Drive trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers.

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30. Entire Process
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31. Seasonal Help
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Here's how Seasonal Help is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.

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32. Hand Tools
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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
  • Used hand tools to change worn cutting tools.

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33. Journal Entries
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34. Milk Cows
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35. Agricultural Equipment
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36. Water Lines
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Here's how Water Lines is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • experience in construction practices; including water lines, septic, concrete, electrical, carpentry, siding and roofing.

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37. Chemical Treatment
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Here's how Chemical Treatment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Job Duties: Tractor/ machinery operator and mechanic; Crop shoveler; Chemical treatment of crops; Crop harvesting.

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38. Monthly Basis
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39. Seed Varieties
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40. Acre Operation
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41. Usda
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Here's how Usda is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Satisfied USDA standards and specifications within the facility.

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42. CDL
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43. Regular Basis
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Here's how Regular Basis is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Communicated operational issues and changes to supervisor on regular basis.

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44. Functional Condition
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Here's how Functional Condition is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Maintained all farm machinery in excellent, functional condition.
  • Field Work, deliver grain and harvested crops Maintained all farm machinery in excellent, functional condition.

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45. Large Machinery
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46. Fuel Levels
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Here's how Fuel Levels is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Monitored fuel levels in tanks with hourly documentation of fuel levels.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Farm Operator

Farm Equipment

27.6%

Beef Cattle

11.6%

Preventative Maintenance

9.4%

Heavy Equipment

7.5%

Fuel Systems

5.0%

Wheat

5.0%

RAN

3.5%

Storage Tanks

3.5%

Irrigation Systems

2.8%

Fuel Transactions

2.6%

GPS

2.6%

Crop Production

2.6%

Diesel Engines

2.6%

Heavy Machinery

2.4%

Safe Fashion

2.4%

Tests Products

2.1%

Annual Inspections

1.9%

Log Book

1.9%

Machinery Operator

1.7%

Tractor Trailers

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Farm Operator

Rank Skill
1 Farm Equipment 22.2%
2 Beef Cattle 9.3%
3 Preventative Maintenance 7.6%
4 Heavy Equipment 6.1%
5 Fuel Systems 4.0%
6 Wheat 4.0%
7 RAN 2.8%
8 Storage Tanks 2.8%
9 Irrigation Systems 2.3%
10 Fuel Transactions 2.1%
11 GPS 2.1%
12 Crop Production 2.1%
13 Diesel Engines 2.1%
14 Heavy Machinery 1.9%
15 Safe Fashion 1.9%
16 Tests Products 1.7%
17 Annual Inspections 1.5%
18 Log Book 1.5%
19 Machinery Operator 1.3%
20 Tractor Trailers 1.1%
21 Product Contamination 1.1%
22 Daily Tasks 1.1%
23 Chemical Application 1.1%
24 Mechanical Equipment 0.9%
25 AG 0.9%
26 Equipment Operation 0.9%
27 Agricultural Products 0.8%
28 Water Supplies 0.8%
29 Drive Trucks 0.8%
30 Entire Process 0.8%
31 Seasonal Help 0.8%
32 Hand Tools 0.8%
33 Journal Entries 0.8%
34 Milk Cows 0.8%
35 Agricultural Equipment 0.8%
36 Water Lines 0.8%
37 Chemical Treatment 0.6%
38 Monthly Basis 0.6%
39 Seed Varieties 0.6%
40 Acre Operation 0.6%
41 Usda 0.6%
42 CDL 0.6%
43 Regular Basis 0.6%
44 Functional Condition 0.6%
45 Large Machinery 0.6%
46 Fuel Levels 0.6%
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