CREC Foundation Seedstocks Technician

North Dakota State University   Carrington, ND   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

The Carrington Research Extension Center is seeking a Foundation Seedstocks Research Technician for our Foundation seedstocks program. The person in this position is responsible for assisting in foundation seed production, cleaning and distribution and equipment maintenance and repair. The position requires diverse skills with major responsibilities to include assisting in planting, maintenance and harvest of foundation seedstocks; assisting with seed conditioning and distribution; performing maintenance and repair of farm-scale equipment; and assist with tasks related to general CREC needs. Come join our team as we use our newly built seed conditioning plant to serve the region.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours at various times of the year.

Advertised Salary:

$37,000 to $45,000 per year depending on experience with retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance

Minimum Qualifications:

• H.S. diploma
• Related experience, with knowledge of field crop production and equipment operation
• The experience or demonstrated ability to learn the skills necessary to operate and maintain large-scale field equipment
• Willingness to be timely to work schedule and desire to put forth consistent and full work days
• Experience with equipment maintenance
• Current or ability/desire to attain a North Dakota Commercial Pesticide Applicators License
• Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

• 3 years hands-on and practical experience in crop production
• Experience with field equipment operation
• Experience with agricultural pesticide and fertilizer application
• Experience with grain cleaning equipment
• Computer software familiarity with programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook
• Verified experience in repair and maintenance of farm equipment

Applicant Materials Required:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

The Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) is one of seven NDSU Research Extension Centers and is located approximately 140 miles from the North Dakota State University campus at Fargo. The CREC has four scientists and four area extension specialist positions in the areas of agronomy, plant pathology, nutrient management and animal science. A professional and technical staff of 14 supports the CREC and NDSU based programs. The general responsibilities of the CREC include research and extension projects that address dryland and irrigated crop production, plant pathology, the soil resource, cropping/tillage systems, crop pest management, beef nutrition and beef production systems, nutrient/livestock management, crop and livestock integration, and foundation seedstocks production. The Carrington Research Extension Center is located in the drift prairie region of North Dakota and conducts research and educational programs for a significant part of North Dakota.

This position is located at the Carrington Research Extension Center near Carrington, North Dakota. Carrington is a thriving rural community of approximately 2,100 people in a widely diversified agricultural production region of east central North Dakota. Carrington has progressive schools (K-12), modern medical services (clinic and hospital), and many recreation opportunities.

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University 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, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .