Oklahoma State University

Goodwell, Oklahoma

Job Type Full Time

This position is located at the Oklahoma Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Goodwell, OK.

Work closely with the Station Superintendent, Ast Station Superintendent & PI's to provide technical support to research projects. This includes common farming activities, specific research support activities, maintenance, repair and construction of equipment, oversee equipment operation and safety training programs for students and temporary staff utilizing the equipment. Individual must implement an on-going maintenance program for equipment and facilities.

This position requires a service attitude with strengths in teamwork, professionalism, and resource stewardship. Other duties are to be completed as assigned.

Much of the work is performed outdoors and is subject to normal weather conditions which may including heat, cold, moisture, noise, and dust. Exposure to chemicals used in research environment; use of tools, machinery and equipment used on Research Station property.

Ability to operate heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, combine, sprayers, tillage equipment, planters, shop equipment, pickup and trucks. Ability to readily climb ladders, excavate trenches, load seed and fertilizer, climb on and off farm equipment and other related physical tasks. Ability to carry more than 50 lbs. frequently and in excess of 50 pounds occasionally. Walking and standing for extended periods are necessary as well as repetitive bending and kneeling.

This is a non-exempt position (which indicates that the position is not exempt from overtime pay or comp/personal time accrual). Routine hours are determined by the station superintendent and should not exceed 40 hours per week. Any deviation from regularly scheduled hours requires pre-approval from your supervisor.

Occasionally hours may vary, depending upon station research activities, emergency maintenance required, etc., to include some early morning, evening and/or weekend time.

Exposure to outdoor temperature extremes; wind; etc.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter, resume, and list of three complete references including name, address and email address for full consideration.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School/GED
  • One year related experience. Work related experiences include but not limited to: familiarity with farming practices, equipment operations, equipment repair, basic research practices in agricultural or natural resources management.
  • Must have valid Driver's License.
    Must obtain pesticide applicator's license within 9 months of hire date.
  • High mechanical aptitude required. Must have an eye for detail to help implement a preventive maintenance program. Must be able to maintain, make minor repairs, and use various research equipment including farming equipment, irrigation motors and generators and computer operated irrigation. Must be able to successfully communicate and work with numerous OSU faculty and staff and equipment technical representatives.


  • 2 yr technical degree or bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of work related experience that includes operating agricultural equipment, executing agricultural research projects and leadership and/or supervisory experience

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