Provides technical support for the Agronomic, Horticultural, Forage, and beef cattle research programs at Edisto REC. Assists in conducting, harvesting and maintaining research and Extension plots. Assists in growing and maintaining agronomic horticulture and forage plots. Maintains research equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.
60% - Essential - Research:
Assists core technicians and other members of the farm crew in establishing field research experiments. Plants, applies fertilizer and pesticides, cultivates and harvests crops to support a variety of research programs at Edisto REC.
20% - Essential - Buildings and Ground Maintenance:
Maintains large right of ways and waterways, and mows pastures. Assists with buildings and grounds maintenance as directed by buildings and grounds manager.
20% - Essential - Equipment:
Operates, maintains and repairs field equipment utilized in research programs. Operates large land preparation equipment such as discs, bedders, planters, and harvesters and also small plot equipment for specialized research.
Education - A bachelor's degree in animal husbandry, agriculture or a related field and experience in agricultural research or animal care that is directly related to the area of employment. Work experience in animal care or agricultural research may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.
Must be capable of getting a category 10 pesticide license in the first year.
Work Exp 0+ years
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.
* Stand for prolonged period * Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period * Walk or move about * Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc * Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder) * Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl) * Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself * Recognize or inspect visually * Move, transport, raise or lower * Weight requirement if applicable (per activity, i.e. raise 10 lbs. move 50 lbs.) * Extends hands or arms in any direction * Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors * Perceive, observe, clarity of vision
* Exposure to heat or cold * Exposure to dust/fumes * Wet or humid * Noise * Vibration * Mechanical Hazards * Chemical hazards * Electrical hazards * Burn hazards
Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 04 ($ 26,988.00 - $ 35,000.00)