Operates agricultural and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, and sow and harvest crops. Registration or licensing may be required.

Eligible Visas for this Occupation include

    Skill Level

    4

    Specialisations

    • Cotton Picking Machine Operator (Aus)
    • Harvester Operator
    • Tractor Operator

    Indicative Skill Level

    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include

    • 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
    • servicing plant and performing minor repairs
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