STEPS Ag Const SVCs & Research Farm Worker

Job description

Job Title:

STEPS Ag Const SVCs & Research Farm Worker

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

81270:Research Farms

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


Required Related Experience:

General farm and construction skillsets are preferred.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Valid KY Drivers License; additional licenses, certifications are a positive.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, pulling objects up to 80 lbs, climbing ladders, working from elevated platforms.


Mon – Fri, variable start/finish times but typically range from 0700 – 1600hrs, occasional overtime required, with potential holiday and weekend work.

Job Summary:

Employee will be working on UK Research Farms in Lexington and the surrounding area. Reporting location and type of work will vary as dictated by labor demands. Work with Farm crews to include general farm and facilities maintenance such as: mowing, hand trimming, landscape maintenance, planting trees, tree/tree limb removal/cleanup, any/all other duties and task related to facilities and farm maintenance not specifically described above. Work will also include crop harvesting (hay, tobacco, etc) as required. Work with Ag construction services tradesmen performing duties and tasks related to building repairs/maintenance/construction projects, and other duties as assigned to maintain and improve aesthetics of the facilities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Safety oriented mindset, attention to detail, self motivated with the ability to listen, understand, and a desire to learn. General farm and construction skillsets are preferred. Responsibility rises with demonstrated aptitude. Position will be exposed to multiple learning opportunities and skill building tasks in Trades work and farm operations.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

HS, General farm and construction skillsets are preferred.

Deadline to Apply:


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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/18/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time