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Kansas State University Agricultural Tech II Research in Hays, Kansas

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Agricultural Tech II Research

Department: 3670010220 Agricultural Research Ctr Hays

Job no: 516767

Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)

Location: Hays, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants

Pay Grade: 05B

About This Role:

This position is supervised by the Sorghum and Pearl Millet Breeder/Scientist and provides essential support for the sorghum/millet scientist project engaged in field and laboratory research. The scientist supported by this position directs a research program that is among the core disciplines required to carry out the unit mission of developing new knowledge and technology to stabilize and sustain long-term 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.{target="_blank"}

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

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What You\'ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor\'s degree in agriculture or related field
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, in order to interpret precise instructions, procedures, technical plans and designs and keep research and production records.
  • Ability to drive large and small farm equipment safely and skillfully.
  • Ability to recognize plant diseases and signs of insect infestation.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and effects of pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.) and the ability to read and interpret label and MSDS instructions regarding safe and proper use of agricultural chemicals.
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions pertaining to repair, maintenance, and operation of agricultural equipment, vehicles, and power tools.
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques and tools used in planting and the ability to read and follow plans and designs for planting.
  • Ability to setup, calibrate, and operate precision agricultural equipment.
  • Ability to use desktop and laptop computers including the use of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver\'s license to permit incumbent to operate automobiles, pickup trucks, and farm trucks (up to 24,000 GVW) having standard or automatic transmissions once employed. Certified, or capable and willing to be certified, to apply restricted-use pesticides to crops.
  • The position involves regular (daily) use or contact with agronomic research equipment equipment/ machinery, stationary threshers; moisture and test-weight meters; seed conditioners, separators, counters; pollen collectors; balances; greenhouse, growth chambers and incubators; and motorized vehicles such as pickup trucks, automobiles, and utility vehicles.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Three letters of recommendations

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by March 1, 2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

\$16.43 to \$27.93 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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.