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Agricultural Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Prepare reports, sketches, working drawings, specifications, proposals, and budgets for proposed sites or systems.
  • Provide advice on water quality and issues related to pollution management, river control, and ground and surface water resources.
  • Design and supervise environmental and land reclamation projects in agriculture and related industries.
  • Design agricultural machinery components and equipment, using computer-aided design (CAD) technology.
  • Discuss plans with clients, contractors, consultants, and other engineers so that they can be evaluated and necessary changes made.
  • Design food processing plants and related mechanical systems.
  • Plan and direct construction of rural electric-power distribution systems, and irrigation, drainage, and flood control systems for soil and water conservation.
  • Supervise food processing or manufacturing plant operations.
  • Test agricultural machinery and equipment to ensure adequate performance.
  • Design structures for crop storage, animal shelter and loading, and animal and crop processing, and supervise their construction.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
  • Theodolites

  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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