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Agricultural Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Tidewater AREC
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

This position provides assistance to a soybean program at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center. Duties include, but are not limited to: Safely load and transport plot planter and combine; Plant and harvest research plots under the direction of the Ag Supervisor; Have the ability to operate a GPS-controlled precision planter and associated computer hardware systems; Assist with packaging seed for variety tests; Collect field data and assist with its entry and processing in a computer database; and Grade soybean seed samples for quality and disease after harvest. This is an off-campus position located at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), Suffolk, Virginia.

Required Qualifications

General knowledge of crop production; ability and willingness to work outdoors under hot, humid, and/or dusty conditions; experience working independently as well as in a team environment; licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with agronomic research, data collection, seed grading, and computer software; Class A - CDL license to operate a motor vehicle; Ability to load, transport, and operate heavy equipment.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 20, 2022

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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