Utah State University

Farm Laborer

City Box Elder County
Posted Date 5 months ago(5/9/2023 1:23 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 hrs per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Agricultural Experiment Station
Advertised Salary
$15.00-$20.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


Utah State University invites applications for a part-time, non-benefited employee. The job is located primarily at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station (UAES)/Greenville and Blue Creek Farm Units. The successful applicants will work under the direction of the Farm Manager to conduct general research crop production practices, coordinate deliveries, transport feed products and equipment, and maintain adequate records of transport and delivery of the products. Additionally, they will assist in the everyday duties and responsibilities of the farm. They will have to be able to work flexible hours to accommodate the busy harvest season and hauling of products. They will be working alone or with minimum supervision a fair amount of time and need to be a driven, self-starter.


  • Assist in farm responsibilities which could include, but are not restricted to: soil preparation, planting, watering, spraying and harvesting of commodities in a research setting.
  • Operate equipment carefully and effectively to ensure the integrity of the research projects is not compromised.
  • Work closely with farm manager to maintain equipment and responsible facilities, this could include but is not limited to: welding, fabricating, farm mechanics, AC electrical, DC electrical, plumbing and irrigation, etc.
  • Operation of: trucks and trailers, front end loaders, Ag tractors, off-road vehicles, and assorted farm implements.
  • Communicate and coordinate with PI’s, research technicians, and grad students to ensure successful research opportunities.
  • Stay current on driver’s license and appropriate licensing.



  • Associates degree or equivalent in an agriculturally-related discipline OR two years of crop production experience.
  • At least two years’ experience working in a research setting.
  • Valid driver’s license to perform essential job responsibilities, such as driving university vehicles and transporting materials.
  • Obtain a Private Applicator pesticide license within the first 60 days of employment to perform essential job duties.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$15.00-$20.00 per hour


This position requires considerable physical activity.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (up to 75 lbs.) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions, such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting.  Employees work outside and will not be protected from weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat for extended periods.   


Employees are exposed to hazardous conditions including, noise, vibrations from machinery, moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, elevated work spaces, such as scaffolding, and atmospheric conditions that can affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation.   

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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