Farm Technician at Florida Ag Research in Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Florida Ag Research

Florida Ag Research (An Ag Metrics Group Company) We are seeking a Farm/Agricultural Technician to work at its scientific station in Thonotosassa, FL.

The ideal candidate will have 3-10 years of experience in farm operations.
Experience should include a working knowledge of irrigation and application equipment.
Candidate should have a current driver’s license and a clean driving record, be capable of managing time effectively, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Candidate must be comfortable working with agriculture-related chemicals and equipment, climb and descend a 6-foot ladder, and lift 50 lbs.
Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Duties involve (but are not limited to):

Day to day activities include measuring pipettes, balances, graduated cylinders, and flow meters, taking accurate notes and generally moving things into place to help the field application manager.
Must be comfortable working around ag inputs used in crop and greenhouse crop management, such as conventional and organic pesticides, fertilizers, and cleaning products, as well as basic lab equipment.
Must be able to work outside in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time wearing PPE and a respirator.
Applying fertilizers and pesticides with tractor and backpack equipment (training will be provided)
Overseeing fertilization
Collecting plant samples for studies and experiments
Enhancing soil enrichment
Studying planting techniques.
Traveling to offsite locations to perform plant evaluations and spray applications.
Maintain fertilization program.
General tractor operation.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Strong work ethic
Attention to detail
Organizational skills
Must be able to work outside on extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time wearing PPE and a respirator.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to prioritize tasks
Able to work with pesticide application equipment
Valid class C driver’s license with a good driving record

Qualifications:

Must be a team-player, willing to collaborate on all tasks required for maintaining the highest standards of landscape and farm management and operations.
Must be authorized to work in the United States without employer Visa sponsorship.
Must have reliable transportation to commute to work.

Job Type: Full Time
Pay: $19.00 per hour
Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Overtime
Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus opportunities

Application Question(s):

Do you have reliable transportation and are able to commute to work?
Are you able to do field work in warm Florida weather?
Do you have education and experience in farming and agriculture? Please describe.

Experience:

Farming: 3 years (Preferred)

Language:

Spanish (Preferred)

License/Certification:

class C driver’s license and a good driving record (Required)

Work Location: In person