Company: Grow Pro Genetics LLC
Posted on: January 15, 2022
We are seeking a Research Technician to join our Soft Red Winter
Wheat research and development team in Hamel, IL. As a Research
Technician, you will provide operational and mechanical support
regarding wheat product development. You will be involved in all
phases of maintenance, planning, growing, phenotyping, harvesting
and processing of research materials to meet pre-commercial product
advancement, nursery pollination and data quality goals. Adoption
and implementation of evolving technologies and methodologies that
enhance and improve wheat product development & research processes
will be required. Previous experience with agricultural equipment
and maintenance programs is preferred.
Essential duties and Responsibilities
Promote safety in all shop, field, greenhouse, and lab duties.
Operate and maintain research equipment to collect high quality
Fabricate innovative solutions to enhance daily operations.
Willingness to learn and adapt new skills to advance research and
Work extended hours and weekends during peak season (June through
October) to ensure timely delivery of research goals.
Regional travel to plot locations that may include overnight
Work with trialing manager to ensure data standards are met and
reported in a timely manner.
Record phenotypic notes and record off types for advancing
Lead seasonal employees in the field to maintain purity standards
and produce high quality seed.
Process seed according to appropriate quality standards.
Maintain seed identity throughout the entire pipeline.
Update inventory and coldroom storage as needed.
Lead seasonal employees through processing and packaging
Bachelor's degree in agriculture related field preferred or
Associates degree + 2 yrs experience -or 5 years of experience in
an agricultural or maintenance position
Knowledge of equipment and maintenance
Knowledge of plant breeding and genetics
2 yrs. relevant experience preferred
Farm equipment maintenance/operation
Field Crop Research
University breeding/research program
Mastery of Excel/spreadsheets
MS Office Applications
Experience with data analysis software
Ability to learn precision agriculture software (GPS Support, Drone
Attention to detail.
Ability to learn agricultural research equipment and
Welding experience preferred
Ability to lift 50lbs. repeatedly throughout workday
Ability to work independently and focus to meet deadlines.
Ability to collaborate with team to improve efficiency and
Ability to work outdoors for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to work around wheat pollen and dust.
Ability to obtain CDL and DOT Medical Card within 3 months of
Ability to obtain appropriate pesticide licenses for all relevant
categories within 3 months of hiring
Willingness to obtain FAA part 107 license to fly drones
Apply at: https://growprogenetics.com/jobs/research-technician/
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