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CREC Agronomy Research Technician

North Dakota State University
Carrington, ND
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Description & Details:

The Carrington Research Extension Center is seeking an Agronomy Research Technician for our agronomy research program. The person in this position is responsible for assisting researchers in conducting field crops research and facility upkeep. The position requires diverse skills with major responsibilities to include field research trial implementation and management, equipment operation and maintenance, building maintenance, and laboratory duties


Work Schedule:

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

Advertised Salary:

$38,000 + per year depending on experience plus retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A.S. degree or equivalent related experience with field crop production or equipment operation.
• The experience or demonstrated ability to learn the skills necessary to operate and maintain specialized field research and laboratory equipment.
• Willingness to be timely to work schedule and desire to put forth consistent and full work days.
• Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

• 3-5 years hands-on and practical experience and knowledge of crops and crop production.
• Knowledge and experience related to field crop production and field equipment operation.
• Experience applying agricultural pesticides and related crop input applications.
• Experience with field research techniques that include planting, imposition of treatments, maintenance, and harvesting research trials.
• Verified experience in the 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 is one of seven out-state NDSU Research Extension Centers. The CREC is located near Carrington, a community centrally located about two hours or less from each of the four largest cities in North Dakota. Carrington is a thriving community of approximately 2,500 people in a widely diversified agricultural production region of east central North Dakota. Carrington is a vibrant rural community with progressive schools (K-12), modern medical services (clinic and hospital), and recreation opportunities including hunting, fishing, hiking, and birding. For further information visit .

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 .


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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