What knowledge and skills are needed by Agricultural Engineers?
Based on survey data, the skills and knowledge necessary for Agricultural Engineers include the following:
Critical Thinking, 82% important. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension, 80% important. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening, 80% important. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Judgment And Decision Making, 80% important. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving, 80% important. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Writing, 78% important. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking, 78% important. Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Mathematics, 78% important. Using mathematics to solve problems.
Systems Analysis, 78% important. Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Systems Evaluation, 78% important. Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Science, 68% important. Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Operation Monitoring, 65% important. Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Time Management, 65% important. Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Social Perceptiveness, 65% important. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning, 65% important. Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring, 62% important. Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination, 62% important. Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Service Orientation, 60% important. Actively looking for ways to help people.
Operations Analysis, 60% important. Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Negotiation, 60% important. Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Instructing, 60% important. Teaching others how to do something.
Persuasion, 60% important. Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Management Of Personnel Resources, 60% important. Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Learning Strategies, 58% important. Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Technology Design, 55% important. Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Quality Control Analysis, 55% important. Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Operation And Control, 45% important. Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Management Of Financial Resources, 45% important. Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Management Of Material Resources, 42% important. Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Programming, 42% important. Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Troubleshooting, 42% important. Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.