Job no: 237551-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Rhinelander
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Plant Sciences

Position Summary:

The Agricultural Equipment Operator position is a multi-functional position housed within the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program with UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and provides operational support to the seed production enterprise in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. The position supports staging and operation of potato specific agricultural machines and crops in rotation with potato. Repair and service work on equipment, facility maintenance, and sanitation activities round out the activities.

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

H.S. diploma or GED preferred minimum

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

5 years of prior experience working in agricultural field preferred.
- Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making skills.
- Excellent interpersonal communication
- Ability to bend stoop, twist, and lift.
- Ability to operate tractors, pickups, other farm equipment.
- Ability to apply pesticide products, and disinfectants.
- Ability to follow proper safety procedures.

License or Certificate:

Ability to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicators license within 1 year.

Additional Information:

Working occasional nights and weekends, particularly during, planting and harvest seasons.



Work Schedule:

Working occasional nights and weekends, particularly during, planting and harvest seasons.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position click "" and upload a cover letter addressed to Alex Crockford, a current resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three professional references.


Sonia Parker
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jul 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 13 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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