Top 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, 18.4% 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.

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

1. Farm Equipment

high Demand
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.
  • Operated and repaired farm equipment while attending school full-time.
  • Maintained farm equipment, fences, and machinery.
  • Changed out farm equipment as needed.
  • 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
  • General Farm Operation and maintenance of farm equipment Experience with loading & unloading various grain bins including grain monitoring & sweeping

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2. Heavy Equipment

high Demand
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
  • 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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3. Preventative Maintenance

high Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Maintain underground fuel systems with light preventative maintenance at the Milwaukee county fuel farm and their storage facility.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on heavy equipment, tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and vehicles.
  • Performed daily maintenance and seasonal preventative maintenance on tractors and farm equipment.
  • Maintained tractor operations, preventative maintenance on all farm machinery.
  • Assist customers on electronic machine operations and preventative maintenance measures.
  • Conduct routine and preventative maintenance and large agricultural vehicles.

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4. Basic Maintenance

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Here's how Basic Maintenance is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Perform inspections and basic maintenance on facilities, fuels systems, and fueling vehicles.

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5. Repair Farm Equipment

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Here's how Repair Farm Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Maintain farm appearance and repair farm equipment.
  • Operate and repair farm equipment.

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6. RAN

high Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Supervised all organic romaine, organic cabbage and conventional cabbage transplants.
  • Maintain quality assurance in equipment operation and maintenance, use of operational programs and cooperation with all employees.
  • Transfer products and monitor storage tanks, pipe lines, and related equipment to ensure good working order.
  • 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.
  • Recorded lead pot and mold temperatures for Quality Assurance department.
  • 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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7. Storage Tanks

high Demand
Here's how Storage Tanks is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Tank farm operator, my duties were to unload solvents into its proper storage tanks.
  • Operate and test towers, soap-spray storage tanks, scrubbers, collectors, and driers.
  • Loaded and unloaded tanker trucks, processed juice through pasteurizers to storage tanks.
  • Make lineups from distillation units to storage tanks for finished products.
  • Make crude oil lineups from storage tanks to distillation units.
  • Sample incoming raw material before loading storage tanks.

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8. Farm Operations

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Here's how Farm Operations is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operate various equipment during farm operations, weld and fabricate, machinery & equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Helped train and lead new employees to be more efficient and successful in farm operations.
  • Build structures for animal housing, farm operations and general infrastructure.
  • Manage everyday farm operations and decisions Livestock production, grain and grass crops production, operation of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Handled and fed livestock* Operated, maintained, and repaired machinery* Conducted verbally with local businesses pertaining to farm operations* Field Worker
  • Support farm operations, maintain/repair/operate equipment in the production of soybeans and other agricultural commodities.

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9. Oversaw

high Demand
Here's how Oversaw is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Supervised 60 employees and oversaw quality control and employee training.
  • Maintained the farm and oversaw the care of several brood mares and foals.Skills I.M., I.V., and sub-cu injections.

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10. Fuel Farm

high Demand
Here's how Fuel Farm is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Trained associates in fuel farm operations and safety auditing procedures.
  • Reviewed and revised procedures for safe and proper operation of jet fuel farm.
  • Inspected fuel samples and physical inventories daily, fueled commercial aircraft, and maintained fuel farm.

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11. Crop Production

high Demand
Here's how Crop Production is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • 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
  • Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting.
  • Perform crop production duties such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting.

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12. GPS

average Demand
Here's how GPS is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Organized field plot information by processing tractor GPS reports and reconciling records with paperwork
  • Train Tennessee Walking Horses, use computer systems to set up broiler houses, install and repair tractor GPS systems
  • Assisted in activities to harvest crops, operate machinery, operate agriculture GPS systems, troubleshoot GPS systems.
  • Assist with field records and technical support for new age farm equipment (GPS).
  • Worked the field using different implements and GPS on tractors.
  • Initialized and used GPS systems in equipment drove truck as needed

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13. Diesel Fuel

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Here's how Diesel Fuel is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Ordered and received jet fuel, gasoline, diesel fuel, and avgas via truck.

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14. 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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15. Log Entries

average Demand
Here's how Log Entries is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Make required log entries of fuel transactions, quality control and maintenance

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16. Irrigation Systems

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Here's how Irrigation Systems is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Repair irrigation systems to include adjusting the systems for optimum water conservation.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers.
  • Installed new irrigation systems and repaired inactive systems.
  • Installed electric fencing and sub-irrigation systems.
  • Maintained/repaired irrigation systems as necessary.
  • Installed and maintained underground irrigation systems.

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17. Machinery Operator

average Demand
Here's how Machinery Operator 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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18. Semi

average Demand
Here's how Semi is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operate any kind of equipment such as tractors,combines, semis for grain hauling, etc.
  • Operated a 42' 80,000lb max Semi-truck and trailer.
  • Job duties include operation/maintenance of farm equipment; tractors, backhoes, swathers, forklift, semi-trucks, ATVs, etc.

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19. Acre Farm

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Here's how Acre Farm is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operated 300-2,000 acre farm of irrigated and dry-land corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, along with livestock.
  • Operated a 132 acre farm raising beef cattle for the past 30 yrs.
  • Helped with installing fences, basic construction and maintenance, herding livestock, gardening and harvesting crops on 60 acre farm.
  • Developed a passion for farming and agriculture by raising corn, soybeans, and heifers on a 4000 acre farm.
  • Experience in all areas of successfully operating a 100 sow farrow-to-finish / 100 cow-calf operation, and 600 acre farm.
  • Assisted family in all areas of operation and cultivation of wheat, soybeans, and corn on a 500-acre farm.

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20. Farm Vehicles

average Demand
Here's how Farm Vehicles is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Maintained 300,000 dollars worth of farm vehicles and equipment including 4 tractor trailer trucks.
  • Hired farmed hand, operating tractors, combines, trucks, and other farm vehicles.
  • Operated forklifts, tractors, and other farm vehicles to keep the farm in production.
  • Preformed normal maintenance on the farm vehicles, greased silo's and equipment.
  • Performed repairs and maintenance on all farm vehicles and farm equipment.
  • Clean the shop along with all farm vehicles and equipment.

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21. Daily Tasks

average Demand
Here's how Daily Tasks is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Assist the Vice President with daily tasks including planning events, travel and expenses.
  • Coordinated and trained employees of their daily tasks.
  • Monitored employees during daily tasks.
  • Oversee all daily tasks of 4 barn Turkey Brooder site.
  • Guide group of seven workers on daily tasks Maintain and cut hay fields Find buyers of hay to make a profit

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22. AG

average Demand
Here's how AG is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Produced vegetables for a fifty-member community-supported-agriculture program.
  • Provided maintenance and operational assistance consistent with the operation of a large agricultural project.
  • Coached farmers experiencing difficult financial or agricultural challenges.
  • Updated and maintained corporate asset management system.
  • 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.
  • Grain marketing, grain storage management, and GPS technology management are also in my scope of work.
  • Served as primary conductor and overseer of farm operations for half of agricultural operations of the company.
  • Worked closely with production manager and growers of Nature Fresh Farms to ensure high quality product.
  • Managed all-around: Sales, Marketing, P&L, Hiring and Training of contractors.
  • Operate equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.
  • Input fuel receipts into fuel system management program, performing corrections once all receipts are inputted.
  • Diagnose and repair of multiple types of electronic failures of equipment while in the field.
  • Key decision maker in all agronomic decisions on crop care, health, and management.
  • Performed Lock Out/Tag out on various pumps if a failure occurred.
  • Managed 5 barns of turkeys (39K Turkeys total).
  • Worked closely with management on day to day activities.
  • Inventory machinery parts and crop varieties in storage.
  • Constructed my own home and various agricultural facilities.
  • Trained in agriculture beginning at age seven.

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23. Irrigation Equipment

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Here's how Irrigation Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Repair and maintain farm machinery and irrigation equipment.
  • Maintained irrigation equipment and water pressure valves.
  • Set up and operated irrigation equipment.
  • Set up and operated irrigation equipment; and performed a variety of general farm mechanics and maintenance duties.
  • Dig and plant seeds with large equipment Set up irrigation equipment / hand line Utilize farm equipment
  • Operate equipment such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.

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24. Equipment Operation

low Demand
Here's how Equipment Operation is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Worked as a laborer, some mechanical experience, heavy equipment operations- designated grain cart operator
  • General farm-labor, heavy-equipment operations.
  • Farm equipment operations and maintenance.
  • Take care of variety of tasks that are required of ranch hand - Feeding, Irrigating, and Heavy Equipment Operation.
  • Labor hand in a multiple crop production, equipment operation, irrigation, designed and constructed butter bean grader.
  • Assisted in general farming practices such as harvesting, farm equipment operation as well as truck driving.

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25. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Performed general maintenance on John Deere harvesting equipment* Gained a broad knowledge of harvesting equipment* Developed good teamwork skills
  • General maintenance of equipment and property.
  • General maintenance of farm tools, gardens and equipment.
  • General maintenance on all tools and equipment.
  • General maintenance and care of machinery, equipment and grounds.General health care of farm animals, and vaccinations.
  • Put up fencing Took care of livestock General maintenance on tractors and trucks Trained horses

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26. Mechanical Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Mechanical Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Repaired and maintained farm implements and mechanical equipment.
  • Cultivate, spray and harvest crops * Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Operated, repaired and maintained farm implements and mechanical equipment, such as tractors, plows.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Repair and maintain tractors and other mechanical equipment.
  • Maintained and cared for all mechanical equipment.

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27. Animal Care

low Demand
Here's how Animal Care is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Machine operator * Milk/animal caretaker * Maintenance Salary: Bartered for cattle expenses
  • Perform general operating duties ranging from facility maintenance to animal care.
  • Farm animal care, Produce delivery, Operation and maintenance of farm tractors & other related equipment, and crop planting
  • Assisted in animal care, planting, harvesting, field care, and general maintenance of a large farm.
  • Farm Chores: Fence building, Hay bale stacking, Field raking, Lawn maintenance, Animal care, Landscaping
  • Worked (14) hour days to take assist with irrigation, grain bins, fencing and animal care.

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28. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Perform minor maintenance using hand tools on process and other equipment.
  • General maintenance/hand tools and power tools- problem solving, all maintenance for tractors and skid steer, fixed any problems in barn
  • Lubricated, adjusted, and made minor repairs on farm equipment, using oilcan, grease gun, and hand tools.
  • Plant ground crops between rows; and take part in harvesting operations using tractors, harvesters, forklifts and hand tools
  • Attached farm equipment such as plows, discs, sprayers and balers to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
  • Use of hand tools, power tools, welding, metal work, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, mechanics.

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29. Seasonal Help

low Demand
Here's how Seasonal Help is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Directed and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • Directed the work of seasonal help.
  • Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • Applied pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer to crops and livestock Repaired farm buildings and fences Supervising seasonal help

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30. Agricultural Equipment

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Here's how Agricultural Equipment is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operated and maintained various Agricultural equipment.
  • Maintain safety of agricultural equipment.
  • Experience operating common agricultural equipment.
  • Operated all agricultural equipment including tractors, combine, excavator, over the road trucks, etc.
  • Experience with multiple pieces of agricultural equipment: tractors, planters, hay implements.
  • Operated, Maintained, Repaired Industrial Agricultural Equipment Operated Confined Feeding Operations Lifecycle Management for Livestock

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31. 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.
  • Installed underground pressurized water lines.
  • Experience in using mini- excavators for purposes such as digging up water lines to repair leaks.
  • Repaired farm infrastructure to include, water lines, out buildings, barns and hay structures.
  • Perform duties such as: maintenance repairs to water lines, fences, and machinery.
  • Repaired water leaks, along with installing new water lines and water troughs/tanks.

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32. Water Supplies

low Demand
Here's how Water Supplies is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Attended to all aspects of care for the animals such as food and water supplies, bandaging, and medication.
  • Feed and water newborn and growing calves; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Maintained facilities such as fencing water supplies, and outdoor housing and wind shelters.
  • Fed and watered lambs, sheep and pigs, monitored food and water supplies.
  • Give food and water to livestock; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Fed and watered hogs and monitored food and water supplies.

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33. Drive Trucks

low Demand
Here's how Drive Trucks is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Drive trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material.
  • Drive trucks in order to pick up incoming livestock or to transport livestock to designated auction.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
  • Drive trucks to transport as needed.

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34. Farm Buildings

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Here's how Farm Buildings is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Performed and executed maintenance and repair of fences and farm buildings.
  • Maintained/repaired farm buildings, equipment.
  • Worked in a team of three laying irrigation pipes, painting various farm buildings, and finishing other chores at hand.
  • Maintain and repair farm buildings, fences, troughs, and other miscellaneous equipment to ensure health and safety of animals.
  • Maintained farm buildings, laid and trimmed hedges, dug and maintained ditches, put up and mended fences.
  • Maintain and repair farm buildings, bores, fences, machinery, troughs, and other equipment.

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35. Agricultural Products

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Here's how Agricultural Products is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Loaded agricultural products into trucks or storage facilities.
  • Contributed with employees to gather and store agricultural products such as hay and straw.
  • Loaded agricultural products into trucks for transport.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Harvested fruit and handpicked sorted and packaged agricultural products maintained quality assurance standards.Child Care Provider Self-Employed Delano, CA

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36. CDL

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Here's how CDL is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Obtained CDL with the following endorsements: Double/Triple Trailers and Tank Vehicles.
  • Farm and Shop laborer / equipment operator / CDL driver
  • Acquired and maintained a CDL.
  • Acquired and maintained a CDL.
  • Obtained class A CDL driver's license to haul feed and drive feed truck.
  • Truck driver (non-CDL) Maintenance

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37. Usda

low Demand
Here's how Usda is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Satisfied USDA standards and specifications within the facility.

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38. Aviation Fuel

low Demand
Here's how Aviation Fuel is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Train employees to maintain high standards in aviation fueling services as Commercial Fueler, Acting Supervisor, and Farm Operator.

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39. Acre Operation

low Demand
Here's how Acre Operation is used in Farm Operator jobs:
  • Operate and maintain farm equipment for a thousand acre operation.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Farm Operator

Farm Equipment23.1%
Heavy Equipment13.7%
Preventative Maintenance5.9%
Basic Maintenance5.5%
Repair Farm Equipment4.9%
RAN4.9%
Storage Tanks3.9%
Farm Operations3.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Farm Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Farm Equipment
Farm Equipment
18.4%
18.4%
2
2
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
10.9%
10.9%
3
3
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
4.7%
4.7%
4
4
Basic Maintenance
Basic Maintenance
4.4%
4.4%
5
5
Repair Farm Equipment
Repair Farm Equipment
3.9%
3.9%
6
6
RAN
RAN
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Storage Tanks
Storage Tanks
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Farm Operations
Farm Operations
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Oversaw
Oversaw
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Fuel Farm
Fuel Farm
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Crop Production
Crop Production
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
GPS
GPS
2.8%
2.8%
13
13
Diesel Fuel
Diesel Fuel
2.8%
2.8%
14
14
Safe Fashion
Safe Fashion
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
Log Entries
Log Entries
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Irrigation Systems
Irrigation Systems
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Machinery Operator
Machinery Operator
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Semi
Semi
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Acre Farm
Acre Farm
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Farm Vehicles
Farm Vehicles
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
Daily Tasks
Daily Tasks
1.6%
1.6%
22
22
AG
AG
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Irrigation Equipment
Irrigation Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Equipment Operation
Equipment Operation
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
Mechanical Equipment
Mechanical Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Animal Care
Animal Care
1%
1%
28
28
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1%
1%
29
29
Seasonal Help
Seasonal Help
1%
1%
30
30
Agricultural Equipment
Agricultural Equipment
1%
1%
31
31
Water Lines
Water Lines
1%
1%
32
32
Water Supplies
Water Supplies
1%
1%
33
33
Drive Trucks
Drive Trucks
1%
1%
34
34
Farm Buildings
Farm Buildings
1%
1%
35
35
Agricultural Products
Agricultural Products
1%
1%
36
36
CDL
CDL
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Usda
Usda
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Aviation Fuel
Aviation Fuel
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Acre Operation
Acre Operation
0.8%
0.8%

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