Farm Equipment Operator Interview Questions

1 Tell me about how you adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.
2 Describe ways to observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.
3 Describe an experience where you had to Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps.
4 Explain how you would mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery.
5 What are your methods when manipulating controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery.
6 Walk me through how you operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.
7 Describe a process that will guide products on conveyors to regulate flow through machines, and to discard diseased or rotten products.
8 Share what techniques you would use when loading and unloading crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, handtrucks, forklifts, or transfer augers.
9 Explains ways to weigh crop-filled containers, and record weights and other identifying information.
10 Share an experience where you had to walk beside or ride on planting machines while inserting plants in planter mechanisms at specified intervals.
11 What is your experience driving trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers.
12 Expound how to operate towed machines such as seed drills or manure spreaders to plant, fertilize, dust, and spray crops.
13 Share your experience attaching farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
14 Tell me about procedures used when spraying fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers.
15 Walk me through how you load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks.