Drive and control equipment to support agricultural activities such as tilling soil; planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops; feeding and herding livestock; or removing animal waste. May perform tasks such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.
Baler Operator, Combine Operator, Custom Harvester, Cutter Operator, Equipment Operator, Farm Equipment Operator, Hay Baler, Hay Stacker Operator, Loader Operator, Machine Operator, Packing Tractor Machine Operator, Picker, Rake Operator, Sprayer, Windrower Operator
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