Tractor Driver

Tractor drivers operate farm machinery to plough fields, plant seeds, and spray and harvest crops.

Day-to-day tasks

In this role you could:

  • discuss work with the farm manager
  • plough fields, sow seeds and harvest crops
  • spray crops with fertilisers and pesticides
  • use tractor attachments to cut hedges and make hay bales
  • maintain equipment and carry out basic repairs

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to work on your own
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity
  • knowledge of food production methods
  • concentration skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Industry Qualifications

There is no set route to become a tractor driver so you could apply directly.

It might be useful if you have some experience in farming and a knowledge of basic mechanics.

Agricultural tractors require a category F licence to drive on the public road

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