Becoming an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
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Becoming an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator

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Operates agricultural and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, and sow and harvest crops. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $40,458
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,200

What does an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator do?

  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
  • adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
  • operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • keeping log tallies and writing work reports

Specialisations

  • Cotton Picking Machine Operator
  • Harvester Operator
  • Rotary Hoe Operator

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