MN Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) – Part Time Laborer in Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota

Required Qualifications
Able to meet the physical requirements of the assignment(s)


Experience with riding lawn mowers and string trimmers
Evidence of ability to work productively without direct supervision.

Job Summary Responsible for the maintenance of grounds surrounding the MAES research from on St Paul Campus. Mows, pulls weeds, repairs structures, removes brush, maintains the appearance of the farm.
This is a 35% seasonal/supplemental position – Typiacal season is May-November. Hours will vary
Primary responsibilities Perform groundskeeping and building maintenance duties. Mow lawn using hand, power or riding mower and trim and edge around fence posts, and walls. Sweep walkway of debris. Trim shrubs (hand trimmer) and pull weeds. Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in groundskeeping. Rake, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed. Assist PGF staff in maintaining the container growing area.
Established in 1885, MAES provides administration support and research funds to University of Minnesota scientists in a variety of fields with the aim of providing a better life for all Minnesotans. Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) funds the research of University of Minnesota scientists to improve Minnesota’s agricultural and forest products, horticultural crops, human nutrition, family and community life, and environmental quality.
MAES supports both basic and applied research with practical goals for improving the lives of Minnesotans. It is an organization that supports cross-disciplinary problem-solving and responsiveness to emerging issues. It funds scientists who work in five different University of Minnesota colleges: College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Biological Sciences, College of Education and Human Development College of Design, Research results are brought to Minnesotans through a partnership with University of Minnesota Extension.
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