Essential Job Duties
The position is located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC, near Asheville. This position will support research in the area of fruit physiology (apple and blackberry). Job duties include: maintenance of field plots, set-up of field experiments, data collection, data entry, travel to commercial orchards, organization/preparation for harvest, fruit harvest and grading, fruit quality assessments, laboratory work, etc. Pesticide applications may be necessary. Outdoor activities often involve manual labor and can be strenuous. When required, field activities will be conducted in inclement weather. This is a temporary position starting in August 2022.
Monday through Friday; 8am-5pm. When needed pre-8am start time and post-5pm ending time required. Weekend work may be required occasionally.
Is Time LimitedNo
Job City & StateMills River, NC
Working TitleTemporary Research Technician
Work Schedule40/hrs per week
- High School Diploma with some experience in agriculture
Department Required Skills
- Able to conduct physical activities outdoors
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to perform repetitive tasks and work well with others
- Must be reliable and prompt
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
- Recent graduate of agricultural, biological, environmental, or horticultural science.
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required?Yes
Commercial Driver's License Required?No
Anticipated Hiring Range$17/hr
Job Open Date06/30/2022
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