Michigan State University Technical Aide in East Lansing, Michigan
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Work type:Support Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department:Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268
Sub Area:CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary:Pay Commensurate with Experience
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)
This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.
Unit Position Summary
The Szendrei Lab in the MSU Entomology Department seeks qualified applicants for a Temporary position. Duties will include following established protocols to apply pesticides, sample insects on plants, collect data, enter data, prepare reports. The applicant does not need a background in entomology but must be willing to learn basic insect identification and handling of insects. The applicant will often be driving in university own vehicles to farms. Duties will also include effective communication with vegetable growers, crop scouts, farm managers and extension educators.
Valid Vehicle Operators License Required
A bachelor’s degree is desired with a major in Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture or related area.
Previous experience in agricultural research or farming.
MDARD Certified Pesticide Applicators License, or willingness to obtain it before start date
Basic understanding of replicated agricultural research.
Ability to follow protocols and keep detailed notes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word with ability to compile data, make simple graphs and reports.
Ability to lift a minimum of 30lbs comfortably.
Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time.
Good communication skills are highly desirable.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Summary of Physical Demands
Ability to lift and carry for short distances a minimum of 30lbs comfortably
Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time
Advertised:Mar 26, 2021Eastern Daylight Time