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University of Idaho
Parma, ID
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Posted: 03/5/2018
Field/Laboratory Laborer

University of Idaho

Field/Laboratory Laborer

Location: Parma

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Temporary

Pay Range: $7.25 - $12.00 per hour, depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

This position is located in PARMA , IDAHO , which is located 42 miles from Boise, ID and 287 miles from Moscow, ID.

Duties include work in outside field plots, assisting the principle investigator, research graduate students, support scientist and/or research tech with planting, maintaining, and harvesting research plots. Duties will entail collecting and processing samples, as well as entering data using computers. Some work may include laboratory and greenhouse work.

We are also hiring for work in the vineyard/orchard pruning and training fruit trees and vines, and collecting fruit samples.

Minimum Qualifications:

Duties of this position require candidates to be at least 17 years of age.

Willingness and ability to:

Learn new skills, principles and techniques quickly; follow good safety practices; keep accurate records; perform a variety of specialized tasks and laboratory/field/orchard techniques specific to the needs of the position; perform tasks with diligence and accuracy; possess good interpersonal and communication skills; work in field conditions; work without supervision; be timely.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license by date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with: Field/orchard work; irrigation systems; common hand tools associated with farming; and operating laboratory microscopes.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: STH001333P

Posting Date: 03/01/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

We will be hiring multiple temporary employees over the course of spring to fall to assist with various duties for the PARMA Research & Extension Center busy season.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.