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Potato group Plant Technician 1

Job description

Employee Type:

CS-Classified Staff

University Title:

Plant Technician 1

Working Title:

Potato group Plant Technician 1


College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences



Department Link:

WSU Horticulture

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Summary of Duties:

Equipment operation; field plot maintenance; equipment maintenance – including lube, oil and filter change for farm pickup trucks and farm equipment, including tractors; potato planters and diggers; chemical sprayers; chemigation units; cultivators; hand-held implements: hillers; clean and sharpen hoes, rakes, pitchforks, shovels; soil probes; tensiometers; potato sorter; gravitator. Data collection and other duties as assigned including but not limited to: travel to meetings and to obtain potato seed at off-station research locations; help set up for Field Day and Seed Lot readings.

Additional Information:

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

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Required Qualifications:

High school graduation OR equivalent AND two years of work experience in plant research, plant propagation, OR related work; OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

Work experience within a potato research project.

Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Have the ability to communicate in Spanish.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application

Failure to submit correct materials/documents may result in an incomplete application.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 11/15/2020
Application Due: 11/23/2020
Work Type: Full Time