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ERIC Number: ED478583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 151
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Farm Equipment Mechanic. Occupational Analyses Series.
Ross, Douglas
This analysis covers tasks performed by a farm equipment mechanic, an occupational title some provinces and territories of Canada have also identified as agricultural machinery technician, agricultural mechanic, and farm equipment service technician. A guide to analysis discusses development, structure, and validation method; scope of the occupation; trends; and safety. To facilitate understanding the nature of the occupation, work performed is divided into these categories: (1) blocks, the largest divisions in the analysis that reflect distinct operations relevant to the occupation; (2) tasks, the distinct activities that in combination make up the logical and necessary steps the worker is required to perform to complete a specific assignment in a block; and (3) sub-tasks, the smallest divisions into which it is practical to subdivide any work activity and which, in combination, fully describe all duties constituting a task. Other components of a task are trends, related components, tools and equipment, and supporting knowledge and abilities. Each sub-task is accompanied by results of a validation by all provinces/territories. The 8 blocks, which include 46 tasks are the following: skills; engines and engine systems; drive train systems; hydraulic systems; electrical and electrical systems; steering and braking systems; structural components and accessories; and crop equipment. Appendixes include a list of tools and equipment; glossary; blocks and tasks weighting; and task profile chart. (YLB)
For full text (English): Equipment_Mechanic_2000.pdf. For full text (French): nicien_de_machinerie_agricole_2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada