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Kansas State University Agricultural Technician II (NW Research Extension Center - Colby, Kansas) in Colby, Kansas

About This Role: Agricultural Technician II for the Irrigation Project at the Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby, KS is needed. Opportunity to gain experiences with new and emerging technologies related to irrigation systems and irrigated crop production. Why Join Us: Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community. What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Requirements: * One year of experience in agricultural or animal sciences. Education in the biological sciences, agricultural sciences, precision agriculture, agricultural systems, or agriculture mechanics, may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. * Must be 18 years old in order to operate a soil water instrument which contains radioactive material as required by the KSU Radiation Safety Office. Preferred Qualifications: * B.S. in agriculturally related field * Three years of experience in large-scale farming operations * Experience in engineering technical support, research technical support, environmental monitoring or agricultural operations * Good communication skills both orally and in writing for conscientious and careful notes and records * Ability to drive and operate farm equipment safely and skillfully * Ability to setup and calibrate precision agricultural and irrigation equipment * Knowledge of the farming and shop hazards and safe practices * Ability to weld, fabricate, and repair general and specialized research equipment made of steel, plastic, wood, or other composites * Ability to use computers including the use of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) Other Requirements: * Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment * Valid drivers license upon employment to permit incumbent to operate automobiles, pickup trucks, and farm trucks. How to Apply: Please submit the following documents: 1. Resume Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until the position is filled. Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $ 16.00 - $ 18.00 per hour Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Department: 3670010210 NW Research Ext Center Colby Job no: 510377 Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS) Location: Colby, Kansas Categories: Agriculture Pay Grade: 05A Advertised: Mar 30, 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications close: Open until filled

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