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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers work in a wide variety of jobs, ranging from design or marketing to testing, manufacturing, and research. They may work in the field, in a laboratory, or in an office using computers to control experiments and designs while they interact with people directly or electronically. Some manage projects involving other engineers and scientists. Others work directly with the consumer of engineered products. They may be part of a large or small firm or a government agency. Many have excellent opportunities for local, national, and international travel and work assignments. Some positions require specialization; others require the flexibility to perform virtually all engineering functions for an employer. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers excellent opportunities for employment in a wide spectrum of jobs. 

Some general employer classifications include: 

  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Animal and crop production suppliers
  • Electric power suppliers
  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Soil, water, and waste management agencies
  • Food/feed/fiber/fuel manufacturers and processors
  • Consulting engineering firms

Typical job titles include:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Plant or Process Engineer
  • Customer Service Engineer
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Food Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Irrigation Engineer
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Engineer

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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 9:29:12 AM