Farm Maintenance Mechanic

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Type of Position:

Staff - Engineering, Science, Agriculture

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Farm Maintenance Mechanic's work location will be at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna, Arkansas. The position includes the operation, maintenance and repair of farm and research equipment used to prepare agricultural fields for planting, crop and soil maintenance, and harvest for both research plots and field-scale production. The incumbent will operate agricultural equipment including land planes, tractors and combines, assist in mixing and applying herbicides and pesticides, mow and maintain alleys, roads, ditches, and rights-of-way on research station land, assist in maintaining research plots, and assist in crop irrigation. Duties will include assisting with farm, equipment, and facility maintenance and upkeep and maintaining clean, organized, and safe shop, machinery and field environments by administering safety policies and procedures. Use of appropriate safety gear and attending regularly scheduled safety training are required. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is expected, as is the ability to create and maintain good working relationships with others from diverse backgrounds. The position works directly under the supervision of Program Assistants and the Resident Director.


Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of farm equipment or a related field.

Knowledge Requirements

Knowledge of the maintenance and repair of farm equipment. Knowledge of farm equipment operations. Ability to determine problems and solutions concerning farm equipment malfunctions. Ability to perform major repairs on farm equipment. Skill in the use of repair tools and equipment.

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Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Nathan Slaton, Associate Vice President for Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment.  The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.  Required checks are identified in the position listing.  A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation.  The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity.  As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.  Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Climbing, Grasping, Hearing, Standing, Stooping

Frequent Physical Activity:

Driving, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Balancing, Crawling, Crouching, Lifting, Walking

Benefits Eligible: