Agricultural Engineers:

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $78,790.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 51
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.82 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Write business project or bid proposals
Design environmental control systems
Design irrigation systems
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Design control systems
Develop operational methods or processes
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Develop proposals for current or prospective customers
Design power sources or equipment
Design industrial processing systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop complex computer databases
Write computer programs or code
Design software or user interface
Apply user experience to application design
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Design data processing systems
Design software applications
Optimize software performance
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Coordinate development of refining processes
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Develop testing routines or procedures
Write public sector, educational, or institutional grant proposals
Design civil structures or systems
Design construction projects
Develop accessible web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Define website architectures
Develop web services
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Create relational databases
Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment
Develop alternative energy sources or systems
Write research or project grant proposals
Design waste recovery methods
Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Design hydroponic growing systems
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Design watering, fog, or cooling systems
Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Develop sales presentations
Develop new products based on scientific research
Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Perform engineering research
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze ecosystem data
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze technical problems
Perform environmental assessment
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Perform sales or marketing research
Analyze business problems
Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze environmental data
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze biological material samples
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Prepare data for analysis
Determine condition of plants, flowers, shrubs or trees
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Perform biological testing
Perform health, safety, and environment (HSE) related research
Perform software crash analysis
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze sales activities or trends
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Analyze user workflow in software or application designs
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Forecast revenue or sales
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Interpret laws or legislation
Review customer records

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering codes and specifications
Research agricultural processes or practices
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect engineering data
Interpret sales related information from diagrams, schematics, or technical drawings
Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Conduct field research
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Review health, safety, and environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Interpret information technology information from diagrams or schematics
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Conduct climatological research
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Research industrial processes or operations
Collect education or training related data
Perform information technology related research
Collect scientific or technical data
Collect statistical data
Review maps to determine location or routes
Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to agricultural, farming, or forestry equipment
Survey land or properties
Perform chemical or chemistry research
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Determine effects of pollution
Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Collect data about customer needs
Determine customer needs
Obtain approval for project plans
Research crop management methods

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test engineering project equipment
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform agricultural, farming, or forestry related safety inspection
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Conduct performance testing
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Test materials to verify safety standards
Calculate potential for energy savings
Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures
Inspect plants, farm crops, or fields
Test mechanical products or equipment
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Test manufactured products
Assess database performance
Conduct computer diagnostics
Inspect farming, fishing, or forestry equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Test computer programs, software, or systems
Compute product or materials test results
Test quality of materials or finished products
Inspect food, meat, or meat products

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise others on engineering issues
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance
Recommend improvements to work methods, procedures, or products
Advise customers on the use of products or services
Advise others regarding green practices or environmental concerns
Advise industrial or manufacturing personnel
Provide technical guidance to other personnel
Advise others on educational matters
Recommend solutions to engineering problems
Advise planning officials concerning regional or urban projects
Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies
Provide crop selection recommendations
Advise others regarding environmental practices, standards, or concerns
Advise others on information technology issues
Recommend computer or information system changes
Advise persons on rural or urban land use
Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection
Provide technical support for software maintenance or use
Recommend products or services to customers
Provide computer hardware or software acquisition recommendations
Serve on institutional or departmental committees
Advise students on education and career-related issues
Assist students with classes, courses, or extracurricular activities
Serve on planning, governance, or administrative committees
Serve on academic, scientific, and advisory committees

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Supervise engineering personnel
Direct environmental development activities
Direct engineering research or investigative studies
Coordinate sales campaigns or programs
Manage promotional, sales, or marketing plans
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Manage quality control activities
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees
Manage industrial projects
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Coordinate computer software or hardware installation
Set goals for workers or staff
Supervise industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Supervise information technology personnel
Manage scientific activities and operations associated with atmospheric, environmental, or geological conditions
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage organizational facilities
Direct agricultural, farming, or forestry research and investigative studies
Supervise student research or internship work
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct operational or production activities
Manage scientific or technical project resources

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Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

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