8223- AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY DRIVERS
AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY DRIVERS
Agricultural machinist,Attendant (agricultural machinery),Operator (agricultural machinery),Tractor driver (agriculture)
Job holders in this unit group operate and drive tractors, combine harvesters or other farm vehicles to clear and cultivate land and to sow and harvest plants and crops.
No academic qualifications are required. Candidates will require the relevant driving licence to operate vehicles on public roads. A variety of NVQs/SVQs in Agriculture is available that incorporates the operation of agricultural machinery. Apprenticeships may be available in some areas.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details
The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 6
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 12.5
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details
- attaches plough, cultivator, distributor, mower, baler or other implement to tractor;
- adjusts depth, speed and height of attached implement according to requirements;
- drives and operates machinery to plough, fertilise, plant, cultivate or harvest crops;
- services and maintains equipment and carries out any minor repairs.