OPS Lab/Greenhouse Worker

Sep 30, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
OPS Lab/Greenhouse Worker

Job no: 514756
Work type: Temp Part-Time
Location: Polk
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60732000 - AG-CREC-PLANT PATHOLOGY

Classification Title:

OPS Non Secretary/Clerk

Job Description:Part-time Greenhouse work located in Lake Alfred. Hours are 8:00-12:00 with slight flexibility. Duties include:Hand watering and fertilizing citrus trees and seedlings, as well as tobacco plants up to 4 timesweekly depending on the season.Occasional trimming of small citrus seedlingsAssist with keeping an orderly greenhouse and plant lab work area. This includes washing citruspots for reuse, pulling weeds, applying herbicides, and picking up loose leaf litter in the variousgreenhouse areas.Scout for insect pests with appropriate training, and manually remove snowscale and mealy bugs if necessary.Plant tobacco/sow seed pots weekly; this includes operating a soil sterilizer.Training will be provided in proper disposal of recombinant CTV and HLB-infected material. Thiswork will involve some lifting of metal trash cans with plant materials into the plant autoclave.Must be able to tolerate varied weather conditions including rain, summer and winter temperatures.Must be willing to work one weekend day, for a maximum of two to three hours. This will either be late Saturday or early Sunday.Ability to lift up to 50 lb bags of soil, fertilizer and lime. Experience working with plants preferredExpected Salary:

$10.00-$13.00 hourly

Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with plants preferred


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 12 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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