Employment

Field Research Technician (job #358837)

We are the Northwest Research and Outreach Center located in Crookston, MN we are looking for a highly
motivated, detail-oriented, full-time Field Research Technician to assist the researchers in the development
of improved agronomic and pest & disease management recommendations for all research crops. The job
duties involve assisting in planning, organizing, and conducting small plot research. You will be working
with a group of individuals called the Research Support Group to successfully accomplish the assigned job
duties, so excellent communication and coordination skills are necessary. You are responsible for field
preparation, planting, plot maintenance, spraying, data collection, and harvesting of crops using farm
equipment such as planters, grain drills, pesticide applicators, fertilizer spreaders, and combines made by
John Deere and Wintersteiger alone and as a part of The Research Support Group.
 

Minimum Qualifications:
~High school graduate or equivalent, and two years related education and/or experience in
agriculture.
 

Preferred Qualifications:
~Experience in mechanized agriculture and safe operation of motorized farm equipment, farm
background, and farm experience
~Ability to obtain a Certified Pesticide Applicator License for applying herbicides, fungicides,
insecticides, etc.
~Knowledge/ability to maintain and repair farm equipment.
~Evidence of being observant and detail-oriented, following both written and verbal instructions,
and being a willing participant in a team atmosphere.
~Use of computer for basic word processing and data entry/analysis
~Ability to drive a pick-up truck with a gooseneck trailer. Ability to load a trailer with a tractor or
combine.

View the full position description and apply at: http://www.umn.edu/jobs JOB #358837

Summer Field Technicians

NWROC is looking for persons 16 years and older to work alongside top class scientists and with their agricultural projects. Utilize the latest field & lab equipment.  Work with pride during the months of June, July, and August with little to no weekends, 8:00am-4:30pm. Pay starting at $15. No experience required. This type of work looks great on a resume for college or applying for another job! Download the application form (PDF).