Horticulture technician - cogger

University of WisconsinMadison
15.97 USD Hourly
May 02, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Position Summary:Supports the operational activities of a greenhouse facility, maintains plant production, records, and maintenance to ensure operational efficiencies.This position supports the production of hydroponic potato tubers in pest-protected greenhouses for subsequent field planting. The position prepares multiple greenhouses for planting, implements planting and crop care during early stages of growth. The positions support the daily operations of the greenhouse systems, including walk-in cooler checks, monitoring for pests and disease, maintaining biosecurity. The position participates in the regular harvest, inventory, and storage of tubers as part of a team. The position cleans and sanitizes facilities at conclusion of crop cyclesThe UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.Position Duties: List of Duties Institutional Statement on Diversity:Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion Degree and Area of Specialization:H.S. Diploma - Preferred MinimumMinimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:Ability to bend, stoop, twist, and lift. Knowledge of proper use and ability to use cleaning and disinfectant agents. Ability to follow proper safety procedures. Ability to adhere to sanitation and UW safety policies at the farm.License or Certificate:Ability to acquire a Pesticide Applicator License.Additional Information:Annual schedule may vary, but will run approximately from March 15 through December 15Department(s):A074850-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/PLANT PATHOLOGY/POTATO OPWork Schedule:40 hours per week. Scheduled M,T,R,F harvest days. Weekend work scheduled rotation with other staff to perform system checks, respond to alarms, generally 2-4 hours.Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/RenewableSalary:Minimum $15.97 HOURLYDepending on QualificationsInstructions to Applicants:To apply for this position click "Apply Now" and upload a cover letteraddressed to Alex Crockford, a current resume, and a document with thenames and contact information of three professional references.Contact:Sonia Parker Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: , STS: ) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )Official Title:HORTICULTURAL TECH(35640)Employment Class:University Staff-OngoingJob Number:233584-USThe University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .Applications Open: Apr Central Daylight Time Applications Close: May :55 PM Central Daylight Time