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ERIC Number: ED036645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 177
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Composite Profiles of Agricultural Machinery Service Occupations As Derived from Comparative Analyses Across Incumbents.
Terry, Howard Robert
Employers and service department employees in 10 Deere and Company dealerships in Ohio were interviewed to identify by job title each of the service occupations in the sample of dealerships and to develop both duty and non-duty descriptive profiles of each service occupation identified. Although 22 sub-titles were identified, similarities permitted condensing these into a list of nine titles: (1) parts man, (2) set-up man/field mechanic, (3) lawn and garden service manager, (4) mechanic, (5) set-up foreman, (6) parts manager, (7) shop foreman/service manager, (8) set-up man, and (9) truck driver/delivery man. Seven new positions were expected to emerge within a 5-year period. Work hours per week, hourly wages, life insurance coverage, paid sick leave, vacation and paid training leave allowed were variable non-duty features of the occupations. The number of duties performed by groups of job title incumbents ranged from seven for parts man to 19 for shop foreman/service managers and mechanics. The percentage of time "perfectly described" by the group job descriptions ranged from 58 percent for shop foreman/service managers to 90 percent for lawn and garden service managers. Recommendations for establishing post-high school programs to meet existing and anticipated manpower needs are included. This doctoral dissertation was submitted to The Ohio State University. (DM)
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Identifiers: Deere and Company