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Seed Equipment Technician

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 515140
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 05B

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is seeking a Seed Equipment Technician to assist with seed production for the Foundation Seed Program at the Agronomy North Farm. Primary responsibilities include organizing and performing activities related to the production of foundation class certified seed of various species of crops, and working on and with specialized equipment, trucks, augers, structures, etc. This individual will work closely with Agronomy Farm and Western Kansas Agricultural Research Center personnel to accomplish objectives

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:

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.

Worksite Options:

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



What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and one year of relevant experience
  • Experience in operating farm equipment including grain trucks, trailers, augers, tractors, and other.
  • Must have skills pertaining to mechanical, electrical, basic woodworking, and basic welding projects and repairs
  • A Kansas Commercial Pesticide license (Class 1A, 4, and 7B) or the ability to obtain one within 6 months and a Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) class A or the ability to obtain one within 6 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the operation of seed conditioning, treating, bagging equipment, and general seed production knowledge
  • Experience with general farming activities such as planting, spraying, and harvesting
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Word and Excel, and QuickBooks or the ability to learn

Other Requirements:

  • 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. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$16.43 - $24.04/hr. Salary commensurate with experience

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.


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