Agricultural Specialist III

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

ID: 7086068
Posted: September 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences seeks a multitalented individual to fill the role of an Agricultural Specialist (two positions available). Responsibilities would include but not be limited to operate and maintain sophisticated agricultural equipment with a very proficient level of skill and maintains a highly accurate, ongoing log of production and plot data and other information, assist with corn and hay production, fence construction, machinery and equipment repairs, building maintenance and repairs, grounds upkeep, handling and working with multiple species of livestock.

Required Qualifications

B.S. in Agriculture or equivalent level of education and applicable experience; Agricultural research and/or agricultural production experience; Experience with operation and maintenance of a variety of agricultural equipment, as well as pesticide spraying equipment, chainsaws and other power tools; Skilled in operation and repair of agricultural tractors and machinery; welding, use of tools, and any of the following: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and masonry; Experience with agricultural fence construction and maintenance; Experience hauling livestock and farm or other equipment; Must have a valid CDL with any required endorsements within six (6) months of employment; Must have Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) for swine within six (6) months of employment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office or equivalent; Must be able to work with farm management in a multilayered production setting.



 

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