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HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

Apply now Job no: 232120-US
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time
Department:CALS/AG RES STA/PENINSULAR
Location: Sturgeon Bay
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Other

Position Summary:

The Peninsular Agricultural Research Station (PARS) is one of UW-Madison's 12 Research Stations. The Station consists of approximately 120 acres with slightly more than half of those tillable. We currently support research for UW Madison and UW Extension that focuses on tree fruit including tart cherries, apples, grapes, perennial and annual grains, and cover crops. The Station also houses the USDA Potato Genebank which expands and disperses various potato genetic samples.

This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Station equipment and grounds. Primarily, this involves planning and implementation of the Station's pesticide spray program as well as the repair and maintenance of all equipment used for the varied plantings. This employee must have the ability to operate all vehicles, machinery, and equipment needed for all aspects of Station field operations and Station maintenance.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Three years experience working in maintenance. Agricultural experience preferred.
-Knowledge of engine operation, maintenance, and repair.
-Knowledge of chain saw operation, maintenance, and repair.
-Knowledge of maintenance of refrigeration equipment for fruit storage rooms.
-Knowledge of repair and calibration of greenhouse heating and ventilation systems.
-Knowledge of basic plumbing design and tools for repair.
-Knowledge of electrical fused circuits.
-Knowledge of overhead and drip irrigation equipment design and repair.
-Knowledge of operation, repair, and maintenance of pesticide application equipment.
-Knowledge of research field plot experimental design and layout.
-Ability to make mechanical repairs using arc welding and acetylene welding techniques.
-Ability to operate air-powered hand tools to repair farm, implement, and highway tires.
-Knowledge of the safe and correct procedures for mixing, loading, and applying pesticides, desiccants, and preservatives.
-Ability to operate and repair farm tractors and PTO or hydraulically driven attachments.
-Ability to train and instruct seasonal employees in the safe operation of powered grounds maintenance equipment.
-Ability to maintain detailed maintenance records for power equipment, heating and cooling systems, and irrigation equipment, and schedule work on that equipment as required without direct supervision.
-Ability to work as part of a team toward a common goal.
-Ability to communicate and interact with supervisors, researchers, fellow staff members, and the general public.

License or Certificate:

-Hold a valid Wisconsin Driver's License that meets UW Risk Management standards
-Hold or obtain within 6 months a valid Wisconsin pesticide applicator license

Additional Information:

-Will be required to lift up to 60 lbs.
-Climb to heights of 12 feet.
-Must be able to work in dusty conditions occasionally.
-A period of probation will be required.
-A criminal background check will be required.

Overall this is a 87.5% FTE. 100% from April through December and 50% from January through March each year.

Department(s):

A079400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/AG RES STA/PENINSULAR

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 7:30AM - 4:00PM
Occasional extra hours during week, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position

Contact:

Justin Cave
justin.cave@wisc.edu
608-263-3715
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

AG RES EQUIP OPR-OBJ(80462)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

232120-US

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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