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NDSU Temporary Farming - Machinery

North Dakota State University
Dickinson, ND
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This is a part-time or temporary non-benefited position.

The DREC is hiring a non-benefited timeslip employee to work at the Center's ranch located near Manning, ND. The annual work schedule for this employee would be as follows:
  • 20 weeks of full time with overtime possible.
  • 32 weeks of part time work at 19.5 hours per week.
  • Would be some weekend work hours.

Required job duties:
  • General crop, farm and ranch work

Tasks associated with this responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Operation of various types of tractors and agricultural equipment
  • Conduct various agronomic practices such as tillage, seeding, harvesting feed and grain crops, assisting with crop hauling and storage.
  • Mowing, conditioning and baling hay.
  • Hauling and stacking hay.
  • Mowing and weed control of ranch site.
  • Collecting hay, crop and soil samples for testing.
  • Transporting livestock to and from various locations.
  • Perform other tasks as needed.
    • Care and handling of livestock such as cattle and horses

    Tasks associated with this responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Establish routines and perform duties related to the care of livestock on pasture or in pens.
  • Prepare feed rations and mixes, utilizing feed grinding and chopping equipment.
  • Distribute assigned feed rations to livestock and maintain feed consumption records.
  • Daily inspection of livestock for health and adequate water supply.
  • Assist with appropriate veterinary procedures.
  • Provide routine cattle checks during the calving season, which includes weighing and tagging newborn calves and maintaining calving records.
  • Assist with livestock handling to obtain required research data.
  • Clean and repair animal shelters, feed and water troughs, barns, storage areas, fences, pens corrals and other livestock facilities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
    • Qualifications:
    • 18 years of age
    • Valid driver's license
    • Experience in farming/ranching operations
    • Knowledge and experience in care and handling of livestock
    • Proficiency in maintenance and operation of machinery and physical facilities
    • Experience in towing large livestock trailers
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member

    Minimum salary hourly rate will be $15.00 an hour and up depending on experience.

    Start date: As soon as possible after background check has been completed and approved.

    Employee will be required to check in/out each day using the NDSU HRMS timeclock.

    Please submit your resume to the following individuals:

    Chris Augustin, Center Director

    Dickinson Research Extension Center

    1041 State Avenue, Dickinson ND 58601

    Email: Phone: 701-456-1103


    Garry Ottmar, Ranch Manager

    Dickinson Research Extension Center

    11090 15 th Street SW

    Manning ND 58642

    Email: Phone: 701-590-0415

    To Apply - Applications must include the following materials:

    Please include within application if you are currently or have in the past 12 months been employed with NDSU, the North Dakota University System or any other North Dakota State agency. If so, include which agency/department, as well as your how many hours you work a week and in the past 12 months.

    About Us:

    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.

    Employment Eligibility:

    NDSU determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system: What is E-Verify? New employees to NDSU must present specific identification to determine their employment eligibility no later than their first day of work. To view the identification required, please see the List of Acceptable Documents . You will be required to have one item from List A OR one item from List B and List C.

    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.

    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 .


    NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

    North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

    NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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