Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Technician I in Vernon, Texas

Job Title

Research Technician I

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Vernon

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Vernon, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Research Technician I, under general supervision performs entry level, semi-skilled, technical support research work involving performance of routine tasks.

Job Description:

  • Assist the Project leader in all aspects of field and greenhouse experiment establishment and maintenance.

  • Inspect fields and crops to assess agronomic and scientific treatment requirements for proper management of field experiments.

  • Operate and maintain farm equipment and machinery to establish and maintain research plots/sites. Formulate, measure, calibrate, and apply fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.

  • Data collection and summarization of field and greenhouse experiments.

  • Perform additional duties as directed by Project Leader, including occasionally watering greenhouse experiments on weekends.

  • May supervise wage employees and/or student workers in processing samples from research areas and performing other tasks as instructed by Project Leader.

  • Order supplies and materials for specific procedures.

  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Required Education:

High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:

Two years in farm work or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Experience:

Additional experience in agricultural research work and supervision.

Preferred licenses, certifications, or registrations:

Non-commercial pesticide applicator's license.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Ability to acquire Certified Pesticide Applicator's License from TDA

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Computer knowledge (basic programs).

Other requirements or other factors:

Be capable of lifting weights up to 50 lbs, work in weather conditions adverse (heat, cold, wind, moisture), occasionally work long days during busy seasons (planting, harvest), occasionally water greenhouse experiments on weekends. Ability to establish effective working relationships.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423​.

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