ERIC Number: ED478583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Farm Equipment Mechanic. Occupational Analyses Series.
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)
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Machinery Occupations, Apprenticeships, Competency Based Education, Developed Nations, Diesel Engines, Foreign Countries, Hydraulics, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Mechanics (Process), National Standards, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Task Analysis, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education
For full text (English): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/english/pdf/Farm_ Equipment_Mechanic_2000.pdf. For full text (French): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/francais/pdf/Meca nicien_de_machinerie_agricole_2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Canada