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Senior Laborer

University of Minnesota

This is a Full-time position in Minneapolis, MN posted March 2, 2021.

Special Notice for COVID-19The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University’s mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.QualificationsEssential Qualifications:* High school graduate with six (6) months of general labor and large animal handling experience.* A valid Minnesota Driver’s License (A or C Class).* Must be able to lift up to 120lbs; 70lbs continuously; 70-100lbs frequently; 100-120lbs occasionally.* Pesticide applicators license obtained by end of probationary period.Desired Qualifications:* Commercial driver’s license.About the JobPosition and/or Unit Overview:This position will have the primary responsibility for performing a variety of manual labor tasks related to general facility labor and providing assistance to carpenter and or mechanic as well as assistance to calving operations at NCROC. The position is a 100 percent, 12 month continuing appointment.Major Areas of Accountability:(These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this class.)General Facility Labor (45%)* Loads and unloads trucks. Dismantles, packs, and reassembles supplies, laboratory instruments, and other materials. Moves furniture, office equipment, tables, benches, chairs, refuse, garbage, supplies, and various kinds of heavy equipment.* Operates mowers, tractors and other farm machines in plowing, disking, cutting, spraying agricultural and forestry plots/pastures.* Assist in greenhouse activities, moves and assists in transplanting plants from greenhouse to field. Weeds farm or garden plots.* Sets up/takes down equipment and furniture required for special center events and meetings.* Mows/rakes lawns, general weeding, grooming of lawns. Weeds farm/research plots as required. Sweeps and shovels snow and debris from steps and sidewalks.* Makes minor repairs in facility infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, signage, and animal areas).Assist Carpenter and/or Mechanic (35%)* Moves lumber and other carpentry supplies in assisting maintenance carpenter in projects. Repairs or sets up fencing, including drilling post holes, hauling supplies and equipment. Sets up/removes rough forms for construction work and mixes, moves concrete and equipment.* Assists mechanic in assembly and makes adjustments and minor repairs to farm machinery, including operation maintenance shop hydraulic crane for engine removals, etc. Cleans, greases, oils, and services tractors, trucks, and other farm equipment.Assist in routine handling, breeding, and feeding of livestock and calving operations (20%)* Herding and/or hauling animals.* Cleaning and maintenance of animal facilities.* Minor repair work of equipment, such as waters, feeders, feed wagons, and electric motors.* Performs simple data collection, recording of beef and pasture records as requested.About the DepartmentThe position is located at the North Central Research and Outreach Center (NCROC) in Grand Rapids, MN. NCROC is committed to conducting broad-based research and education programs relevant to the diverse cultural and environmental landscape of north central Minnesota.How To ApplyApplications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).DiversityThe University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.Background Check InformationAny offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.About the U of MThe University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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