The Department of Plant and soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment works towards developing sustainable food and crop production practices in Kentucky. The Kentucky Soybean Variety Performance Tests provide an unbiased and objective estimate of the relative yield performance of soybean varieties grown in Kentucky. This information is used by Kentucky soybean farmers, seed companies, and ag. scientists. The tests help soybean producers in selecting the varieties best adapted to their local environments and production requirements. The technician position will provide essential labor support to the program. Responsibilities include maintaining inventories, packaging seed, equipment maintenance, handling pesticides, hauling ag. research equipment across the state of Kentucky, and collecting experimental data to implement the online database.
Mechanical skills; driving; understanding policies; and Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Pesticide Applicator license (cat. 10); and CDL A driving license are preferred
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.