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Research Farm Technician III

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Farm Technician III
Requisition Number RE27301
Working Title
Department Name 81110:Horticulture
Work Location Lexington KY
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $14.99-23.98/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time. Risk of back injury from moving, lifting or positioning , equipment, or materials. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job. Working at heights above 4 feet. Exposure to extreme weather conditions.


Monday – Friday; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.; and may be required to work extended hours during peak season.

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Horticulture seeks a Research Farm Technician. The Research Farm Technician functions as a member of the Horticulture staff at the Horticulture Research Farm in order to fulfill the mission of the department. Primary focus is on supporting applied extension vegetable research. Responsibilities include the design, development, and maintenance of vegetable experiments in high tunnels, greenhouses, and field plots; collection of data and research samples for statistical analysis; and maintenance and operation of specialized vegetable and construction equipment. This position also supervises student employees and collaborates with Horticulture faculty and staff.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience in farming, irrigation, and or construction. Ability to use Microsoft Windows, Micro Office Suite (word, excel, etc.).

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Driver’s License and five years of driving experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply 04/19/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-07

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