Agricultural Engineer

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/Electrical/Mechanical

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The tasks an Agricultural Engineer is expected to perform include:Applying engineering principles to solve related agricultural problems

Designing, developing and supervising manufacturing of agricultural machinery

Laying out and supervising construction of farm buildings and utilities

Managing crop processing plants and rural electric power distribution systems

Conserving soil by installing soil erosion control system

Saving water by setting upflood control system

Managing all the farm operations

Taking necessary steps to ensure pest control

Maintaining rural roads and protecting farm against fire

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical principles Knowledge of various technical designs, farm machines, tools and equipment, etc.Efficient in development and management of agricultural processes

Knowledge of diverse solutions to environmental issues

Familiar with irrigation management

Knowledge of pest control and disease prevention

Efficient in maintaining health and safety standards at the farm

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Problem solving skills

Team player

Attention to detail



It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Local travelling is part of the job

Supervising a team of trainees or workers is required

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, pesticides, chemicals, constant contact with machinery and equipment, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain, accidents and injury to body while using machinery, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers ? INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month For candidates with experience ? INR 20,000 to INR 35,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Agricultural Activities in IndiaAccording to a report by NSDC, agriculture and allied activities accounts for about 15.7 % of country?s GDP and is estimated to employ about 124.7 million people as cultivators and 106.8 million as agricultural labour (Census 2001).Future OutlookAgricultural Engineering encompasses chalking out and implementing multi-pronged scientific and practical strategies to help in the production and development of better crops and achieving higher yield. Enhancement in agricultural productivity is directly linked to the technological advancements in agricultural engineering. To fulfil the ever increasing food demand despite shrinking natural resources and impending climate change, there is a high demand for Agricultural Engineers in India. Agricultural engineering has a very critical role to play in higher agricultural production, post harvest management and rural employment generation. These trends suggest a vast scope of employment for Agricultural Engineers across India.

Farms across India

Government institutes for agriculture engineering

Private agricultural institutes

NGOs across India


Job openings are available in Akola, Kanpur, Bhubaneswar, Hisar, Tavanur, Junagarh, Jabalpur, Ludhiana, Raichur,Samastipur, etc.