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Agricultural Technician II

Apply now Department: 3670010220 Agricultural Research Ctr Hays
Job no: 505254
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Other
Categories: Agriculture, Agronomy

About This Role:

Agricultural Technician II  for the Millet Breeder at the Ag Research Center in Hays, KS

Why Join Us:

Visit our website: www.wkarc.org

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school of equivalent and one year of experience in agriculture. Education in an agricultural field may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree preferred. 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:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • 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.
  • Mobility to maneuver on and under equipment. Work requires considerable physical exertion in order to transport in excess of 50 lbs (no more than 100 lbs) unassisted on a regular basis.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:
CV or Resume and contact information for 3 references.

Screening of Applications Begins:


11/30/2018 and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:


$26,800 - $40,200

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.

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