3142-Agricultural technicians

Job Title: 

Agricultural technicians

Job Description: 

Agricultural technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical and scientific support to agricultural scientists, farmers and farm managers.


Tasks include

  • preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses
  • collecting and preparing specimens such as soils, plant or animal cells, tissues or parts or animal organs for experiments, tests and analyses
  • assisting with and performing experiments, tests and analyses applying methods and techniques such as microscopy, histochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy
  • identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock, and assisting in devising methods of control
  • analyzing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
  • conducting or supervising operational programs such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production programs
  • analyzing samples of seeds for quality, purity and germination rating
  • collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects
  • organizing maintenance and repairs of research equipment.
Specific Occupations: 

Technician (agronomy/crop research/ olericulture / horticulture/ floriculture/ pomology/ arboriculture/soil science)

Tester, soil/herd

(Assistant / Field assistant) agriculture

Officer, technical: field crop /Officer, technical: horticulture/Officer, technical: poultry

Technician( aquaculture / crop research/ dairy/ field crop/olericulture/ pomology/ poultry/ soil science/Tester, herd)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2157