The University of Missouri-St. Louis Biology Department invites applications for a part-time (10 hours per week) greenhouse technician.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor and maintain greenhouse equipment and growth chambers
Maintain plants for academic labs, including watering, fertilizing and propagation
Monitor and treat for insect, disease and weed infestations
Coordinate space in greenhouse and growth chambers, and create itemized billing statements for facility users
Maintain growth spaces and work areas in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition with a strong attention to detail
Oversee compliance regulations; follow and promote pesticide and general safety regulations
A high school diploma and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Demonstrated horticultural skills and minimum of 2 years of related work experience (greenhouse, nursery, agriculture, etc.)
Associate's degree or higher in horticulture, agriculture, or related field
Willing and able to handle and apply pesticides, at all times following safety guidelines and regulations
Ability to obtain non-commercial MO pesticide applicator license within 4 months of hire
Good physical condition (i.e. able to lift large bags of soil)
Experience with a variety of plant types is highly desirable
Exhibit strong communication skills, a positive, service-oriented attitude, and ability to work well with facility users and building maintenance staff
Rara $15.00 per hour
Application Deadline: July 12, 2020
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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