Ag Science Center Laborer
New Mexico, NM
Job posting number: #7077365
Posted: April 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionRecruitment Summary
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN LOS LUNAS, NM
New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.
NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.
The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.
Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Plants, harvests, cultivates and irrigates experimental research plots and research field crops
• Mows, edges and waters lawns, trees and shrubs
• Rakes leaves and removes debris
• Sprays for weeds and insects
• Applies, mixes and measures fertilizers and pesticides to research field crops and experimental research plots
• Operates farm equipment including tractors and harvesters
• Operates large power lawn mowers, edges and hand tools
• Operation of vehicles for hauling debris and transporting supplies
• May perform repairs and/or construction to fences, roads, sheds and buildings
• Cleans shops, sheds and barns
Performs activities such as planting, cultivating, weeding, irrigating and harvesting experimental research plots and crops and/or providing care for laboratory or farm animals in an animal facility or farm environment; watering, raking, mowing, trimming, edging, and trash/litter pickup and disposal activities. Application of sprays, fertilizers and pesticides to fields. Operation of vehicles, farm equipment and power tools. May provide direction to entry level staff.
Classification Standard Duties
Performs duties such as: planting, weeding, cultivating, irrigating and harvesting of experimental research plots and/or research field crops. Cleans shops, barns, sheds, barn lots and office facilities. Mows, edges, waters lawns, trees and shrubs. Removes and rakes trash and debris from grounds. May perform construction and repair of fences, buildings, sheds and roads. Applies, mixes and measures fertilizers and pesticides and distributes over experimental research crops and/or plots. May drive truck to transport supplies, debris and equipment as instructed. Operates farm equipment including tractors and harvesters. Operates large power lawn mowers, edgers and hand tools. Feeds, waters, houses, grooms and cares for animals; Cleans and sterilizes cages, feeding equipment, animal rooms and stalls; sprays disinfectant and mops floors and walls.
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals. Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals.
Skill in the operation of farm equipment and in the use of tools used in the repair and maintenance of facilities.
Ability to provide work direction to others. Ability to accurately maintain written records. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.