Fort Valley State University
  • 08-Nov-2017 to 07-Jan-2018 (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary:  The Farm Worker II is responsible for plowing, planting, spraying, harvesting research plots, maintaining farm equipment and buildings. The worker will also serve as a resource to research staff, students and other farm staff on farming practices such as hay cutting, servicing equipment and working with animals, feeding livestock.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist researchers in laying out plots
  • Plant and harvest of various crops
  • Take soil samples
  • Scout the field for weeds and insects
  • Calibrate field equipment
  • Apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizer
  • Pick up supplies from vendors
  • Assist in repair and maintenance of farm equipment
  • Assist in training students in farming practices
  • Perform other duties assigned

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two years working on a farm with row crops, large and small ruminants
  • Working knowledge of welding, carpentry, planting, combining and backhoe operations
  • Possess mechanical skills to perform maintenance and repairs, on tractors, combines, mowers and other farm equipment
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred: N/A

Working conditions:

Full time 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday; occasional weekend work may be required

  • Work is primarily done outdoors
  • Operate and drive state vehicles

Physical requirements:

  • Heavy lifting, climbing, kneeling
  • Exposure to different chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizer)
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