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3212 AGRONOMY AND FORESTRY TECHNICIANS
 


    Agronomy and forestry technicians perform technical tasks connected with research in agronomy and forestry, as well as with the development of agricultural and forestry applications of research results.

    Tasks include -

    (a) preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses;

    (b) collecting and preparing specimens such as plant or animal cells, tissues or parts or animal organs for experiments, tests and analyses;

    (c) assisting with and performing experiments, tests and analyses in their field of specialisation;

    (d) analysing samples of seeds for quality, purity and germination rating;

    (e) collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects;

    (f) applying knowledge of scientific principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (g) organising maintenance and repairs of research equipment;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Technician, agronomy

  • Technician, forestry

  • Technician, soil science


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Adviser, farming - 3213

  • Adviser, forestry - 3213

  • Assistant, veterinary/artificial insemination - 3227

  • Farm demonstrator - 3213


   
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