The College of Agriculture, Food & Environment seeks a Research Farm Technician II. The Research Farm Tech position is located at the North Farm Research Complex, on Newtown Pike. The person in this position provides support for for research activities and performs other duties and tasks related to the operation, maintenance and repair of the facility. Responsibilities include general farm and facilities maintenance such as: mowing, hand trimming, landscape maintenance, planting trees, tree/ tree limb removal/ cleanup, including felling trees, road repairs, fence construction/ repair including painting, building repairs/ maintenance/ painting, calibrate pesticide application equipment, mix and apply pesticides, other duties as assigned to maintain and improve aesthetics of the facilities, assist with construction project, any/ all other duties and task related to facilities and farm maintenance not specifically described above.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Private Pesticide Applicators Certification and Commercial Driver’s License are preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
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