Farm Equipment Mechanic
Posting Number CA63P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21924
Working Title Farm Equipment Mechanic
Position Number 13006
Department Vegetable Research Station
About the University
About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Farm Equipment Mechanic is responsible for maintaining and repairing tools and equipment used in buildings, on grounds, and general maintenance. The Farm Equipment Mechanic is required to perform maintenance and repairs as needed on agriculture equipment, operate equipment to do research plot work safely, and perform maintenance on facilities in a timely manner. The Farm Equipment Mechanic is required to plant and spray research plots without errors and use safe handling practices for pesticides, to harvest plots and record weights, grades, and data from plots accurately, and perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus four years of experience in the maintenance and repair of small engines and power tools or related area.
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify Drivers License
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance equipment repair and preventative maintenance procedures. Ability to read and interpret schematics and repair manuals. Ability to determine problems and solutions concerning equipment and power tool malfunctions and perform necessary repairs. Skill in the repair and maintenance of tools and equipment.
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Conditions The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather., The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body., The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, biological o, The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation., The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia., The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Overtime Eligible Yes
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. Yes
Work Location/Building Vegetable Research Station-Kibler, AR
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Pay Grade Level C110
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
Criminal background check
Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 08/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Alma, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of Professional References
- List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
- License (Trade, Drivers License, CDL, etc.)
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (2)
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (3)
- List of five Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
- Proof of Veterans Status