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STEPS Research Farm Tech II

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title STEPS Research Farm Tech II
Requisition Number TE04932
Department Name 81270:Research Farms
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 10.50-15.00
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

High School/GED

Required Related Experience

Three years.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Private Pesticide Applicators Certification and Commercial Driver’s License are preferred

Physical Requirements

Requires lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to 50lbs and working in tobacco barns at heights greater than 20 feet.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (37.5 hours a week), occasional overtime required, and sometimes may require working holidays and weekends.

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food & Environment seeks a Research Farm Technician II. This position provides support for research activities and performs other duties and tasks related to the operation, maintenance and repair of the facility. Responsibilities include general farm and facilities maintenance such as: mowing, hand trimming, landscape maintenance, planting trees, tree/ tree limb removal/ cleanup, including felling trees, road repairs, fence construction/ repair including painting, building repairs/ maintenance/ painting, calibrate pesticide application equipment, mix and apply pesticides, other duties as assigned to maintain and improve aesthetics of the facilities, assist with construction project, any/ all other duties and task related to facilities and farm maintenance not specifically described above. The position is located at North Farm on Newtown Pike.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Safety, attention to detail, communication, good judgement, proper use of equipment. Knowledge of crop production. Safety, dependable. Leadership Management Skills

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 01/26/2021
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: 2021-01-13 Expires: 2021-02-12

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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Lexington, KY 40507

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