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Agricultural Technician (Kearney REC) – Parlier, CA, Job ID 66716

County Locations: Fresno County, Madera County

Date Posted: March 26, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the general direction of the Supervisor, the Agricultural Technician will assist in training small farmers and growers on the effective use of various agricultural technologies and equipment. Through showcases, grower field days and workshops, the Agricultural Technician will demonstrate the latest agricultural innovations from precision farming tools to advanced machinery, and will be at the forefront of empowering farmers to optimize their operations. In addition, the Agricultural Technician will assist in delivering comprehensive training sessions to farmers on the proper use and maintenance of equipment and promote a culture of safety and reduce the risk of accidents in the field.

Additionally, the Agricultural Technician will operate a range of equipment including tractors, implements, trucks, and handheld tools as part of daily tasks, along with conducting routine maintenance and repairs as needed, promptly addressing any issues to minimize downtime. The responsibilities will also include setting up, calibrating, and adjusting farm equipment, conducting pre-use inspections of vehicles and equipment, and participating in customer communication to provide support. This position will manage the transportation of equipment to and from customers, conducting thorough inspections to ensure functionality and safety. By maintaining meticulous records and coordinating logistics, uphold the commitment to reliability and professionalism.

This is a career position at 100% time with end date of September 30, 2026. Extension beyond this date pending funding.

Pay Scale: $20.20/hour to $23.68/hour

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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