Facilitate research projects in greenhouses, indoor production environments, and growth chambers. Install, maintain, and improve crop production systems, including irrigation, nutrient delivery, LED lighting systems, CO2 enrichment, and cooling, heating and ventilation units
Coordinate with Texas A&M Facilities & outside contractors for service
Supervise student workers. Advertise for, hire, and supervise student employees for the controlled environment horticulture laboratory
Purchasing. Locate parts, supplies, and research materials
Assist with data collection and summary
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED plus two (2) years of related experience
Preferred Education :
Associateâ™s or Bachelorâ™s Degree.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Knowledge of laboratory techniques, safety and quality assurance.
Excellent trouble-shooting skills.
Ability to drive a state vehicle to perform duties as needed.
Preferred knowledge, abilities and skills:
Skills in plumbing, electronics, construction, planning & design
Ability to learn automated data acquisition system (data logger and environmental sensors) and the programming language
Experience in nursery, greenhouse, landscape management or controlled environment crop production
Knowledge in website development
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.
All applications should include a resume and a cover letter describing how your knowledge, skills and experience are aligned with the requirements of this position.
Please include contact information for at least two references.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
All research activities on University property will adhere to the prescribed social distancing guidelines and precautions that include:
Work remotely as much as is possible
Must conduct a self-assessment before coming to work
Stay home if one feels sick
Maintain a distance of six feet of separation
Wear a mask if a six feet separation cannot be maintained in the office, laboratory, greenhouse or field
Wear a mask in laboratory settings
Internal Number: R-033273
About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.
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