Farm Equipment Operator in Kimberly, ID

University of Idaho
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Job Description

This position will operate tractors and other field equipment, plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, and harvest in support of research and non-research related crops.

Perform routine maintenance on machinery and equipment. Perform backup facilities maintenance at the Kimberly R&E Center.

Contribute to team effort by creating a work environment that emphasizes teamwork and safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of experience in the operation of farm implements for tillage, planting, spraying, cultivation, and harvesting.
  • Experience maintaining and repairing a variety of diesel and gasoline powered farm equipment and vehicles.
  • Experience with farm chemicals and their use.
  • Experience irrigating by sprinkler and surface methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or higher in agricultural related field.
  • Farming background.
  • Experience with a variety of crops.
  • Computer record-keeping skills.
  • Knowledge of good safety practices.
  • Experience with following written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • Ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move items weighing up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move items weighing up to 80 pounds.Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003913P

Posting Date: 05/04/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by May 18, 2023, will receive first consideration.

IMPORTANT: You must address EACH Required Experience subcategory to be considered for this position. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible.
This position is located in Southern Idaho.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

Location: Kimberly

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $17.60 per hour or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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