Job no: 231389-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Prairie du Sac
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Other

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of field operations, which include tillage, planting, and harvesting of corn, soybeans, small grains, and forages such as alfalfa and corn silage. This position also assists with farm building and equipment maintenance. Some work with dairy cattle will also be required during times when field work is not as demanding. Overtime, weekend and holiday hours will be dictated by weather conditions and crop requirements.

If hired at the objective level, duties will include: Responsible for repair and maintenance of equipment, such as, taking responsibility to assist in the repair and maintenance of all farm equipment, monitoring tractor and equipment hours to ensure proper timing of maintenance. Working closely with USDA mechanic to assist in the timely repair of equipment during the ?off? season and assisting when needed to repair equipment so field operations are completed in a timely manner.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Knowledge of skillful operation of motor vehicles and farm equipment
2. Knowledge and experience in field crop tillage, cultivating, harvesting, and storage
3. Knowledge of proper equipment needed to enter confined spaces such as silos and underground holding tanks
4. Knowledge of lock-out tag-out procedures
5. Knowledge and experience in dairy cattle husbandry
6. Knowledge of communication skills and interpersonal relationships needed to interact with professional researchers, fellow employees, visitors, and the general public
7. Knowledge of the safe and proper operation of all types of farm vehicles, tractors, and machinery, including tillage, planting, spraying, cultivating, fertilizing, harvesting, manure handling, feed handling equipment, end loaders, and forklifts
8. Knowledge of field crop methodology and equipment necessary for all aspects of field crop production
9. Awareness of proper agricultural equipment function and ability to identify malfunctions
10. Ability to work as part of a team toward a common goal

This vacancy is being posted at both the entry and objective level. Title will be determined by years of relevant work experience and qualifications. At an entry level, the position uses the employee's willingness to learn to complete necessary tasks with close supervision advancing to limited supervision. At the objective level, the employee's experience is used to complete necessary tasks with limited supervision. For the objective level, 3+ years of relevant experience or education is needed.

Additional Information:

-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-A Valid Driver's license
-A criminal background check will be conducted
-A CDL license
-A commercial applicators license
-Must be willing to work overtime, some weekends and holidays as required by the season and weather.
-A probationary period will be required.



Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Overtime, weekends and holidays as needed

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.


Justin Cave
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Feb 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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