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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

Hiring Department

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Job Description

Provide maintenance to the LSC, Sears, and Ashland Road Plant Growth Facilities on campus. Provide backup maintenance to the East Campus Plant Growth Facility as needed.

  1. Maintain/Inspect Physical Structures (10%)
  2. Inspect and maintain/repair the following: (60%)
    • environmental controllers, heating and cooling systems
    • High Intensity Light systems
    • Specialized greenhouse systems
  3. Supervision and training of student workers. (5%)
  4. Organization and record keeping. (5%)
  5. Maintain greenhouse vehicles. (5%)
  6. Growing Media Supply stocked. (5%)
  7. Autoclaving and disposal of all transgenic waste material from greenhouses, growth chambers and seed sorting/storage. Inspection of autoclave to ensure proper use and operation. Report problems requiring maintenance to supervisor. (5%)
  8. Other duties as assigned. (5%)


7:30 am - 4:30 pm. On call for emergencies, nights, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Four years of experience in general building maintenance, including heating/air conditioning, electrical, water treatment, plumbing, etc. is necessary.

A valid driver's license is required.

Employees working within this classification will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment and apparel.

Public Operator Pesticide Applicator License or willingness to obtain if hired.

Position will require occasional lifting up to 70 pounds, climbing a ladder and working in seasonally hot/humid conditions.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $16.23 - $28.25 per hour

Grade: GGS-007


Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Deadline

Applications continue to be accepted for this position until finalist(s) are identified.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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