- Plans with stakeholders, contractors and other engineers so that projects could be evaluated and necessary changes could be made;
- Discusses with clients such as district or regional councils, farmers, and developers, to discuss their needs;
- Inspects sites to observe environmental problems and to monitor construction activities;
- Designs agricultural machinery tools and mechanism using CAD technology;
- Presents recommendation on water quality and issues related to pollution management, river control, and ground and surface water resources;
- Conduct learning programs that would equip farmers or farm cooperative members with knowledge and information on developing agricultural productivity;
- Plan and direct construction of rural electricpower distribution systems and irrigation, drainage and flood control systems for soil and water conservation;
- Assesses agricultural machineries and tools to certify adequate performance;
- Administers food processing or manufacturing plant operations;
- Proposes design measuring and recording devices and other equipment used to study plants including sugarcane.
To be an Agricultural Engineer, one must possess at least a Professional License Bachelors and a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Agricultural Engineering or any equivalent degree. Hello
- Able to apply logic and reasoning to identify solution to problems at hand;
- Able to understand work related documents and effectively communicate in writing;
- Able to recognize complicated problems and review possible information to widen and appraise alternative resolutions and implement applicable solutions;
- Able to decide on and judge activities considering the relative costs and benefits of possible actions;
- Knowledgeable in the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Knowledgeable in design techniques, tools and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Detail-oriented and thorough when it comes to completing work tasks;
- Creative in finding alternative ways to expand new ideas for work-related problems;
- Adaptable and flexible to a considerable variety of workplace;
- Persistent in keeping up with challenges;
- Excellent in analytical thinking and in dealing with work-related issues and problems;
- Dependable and willing to accept responsibilities and challenges;
- Possesses an independent outlook in getting tasks done;
- Able to take the lead and offer opinions and direction.
The monthly salary of an Agricultural Engineer may range from P 30,000 to P 40,000 excluding benefits and other compensations.
With enough experience and advanced educational achievements, an Agricultural Engineer may step up as a senior agricultural engineer as well as to managerial positions. S/he may choose different specialties in various workplaces from private and public institutions.
An Agricultural Engineer is designated in various government agencies, non-government organizations and private sectors with activities relating to agricultural products, services, food manufacturing and production industry .
The cost of pursuing bachelor’s degrees in agricultural engineering varies between public and private public universities. A degree from public educational institutions ranges from P 1,500- P25,000 per semester while in private schools, fees may range from P18, 000 – P30, 000 per semester.