Job Overview


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

The incumbent performs trade work in support of an agricultural campus-like setting including: research laboratories, office structures, a grain elevator, chemical storage and maintenance facilities, an insectary, and milling facility. As needed, the incumbent will also support ground maintenance activities such as lawn care and snow removal.


Major Duties:

The primary trades involve heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing. The incumbent is expected to provide diagnositic and preventive maintenance services, and repair of the following systems: mechanical, chiller, hot water and steam boiler, electrical, digital control, building, vacuum, compressed air, deionized water, and fire and security alarms. Electrical work includes operation and maintenance of series, parallel, and compound circuits for single and multiple phase alternating currents. The work also requires: functioning as a liaison with contractors hired to repair and service various operating systems, conducting fire safety checks, inspections, and investigations, and maintaining records and logs and creating maintenance and repair reports. The incumbent may be asked to use carpentry and painting skills to support maintaining interior and exterior appearances and grounds maintenance and upkeep; which includes snow removal. The work to be performed requires driving pick-up trucks and using pull-behind trailers.

Working Conditions and Other Considerations:

A Pre-Employment Physical Is Required.

Work requires standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, and using ladders and scaffoldings; there is occasional work in uncomfortable or tiring positions, and the incumbent is expected to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Outdoor work is conducted prevailing weather; the incumbent will be exposed to chemical hazards, dirt, dust, noise, and insects and must observe safety and security regulations as applicable.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No