Requisition Number: 03024735 Final Filing Date: 09-17-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: SENIOR FARM MACHINERY MECHANIC Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $30.80-$43.16 Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Variable Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCES - 030003 Department Description:
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter Other Document Letter of Intent References
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Ag Manager, provide assistance for the field activities at the Plant Sciences Field Facility performing major and minor mechanic work on tractors, farm equipment, harvesters, combines, vehicles, and implementing over 190 inventoried pieces of equipment. Maintain pesticide and fertilizer application equipment to ensure a consistent, accurate and uniform application and calibrate all types of application methods including, solid boom, ban, broadcast, layby, sidedress, water run or air blast. Setup and operate various types of agricultural equipment ranging from small walk behind power units to large track layers or wheel tractors, harvesters, discs, harrows, landplanes, planters, mulchers, incorporators, ridgers, swathers, balers etc. Record daily activity information on hard copy ledger and in computer data base along with recording rental hours and tracking information on department and farm service. This position will report daily to the Russell Ranch shop facilities. The position will provide support across all units under Plant Science and Russell Ranch. This position will also be responsible for recharge work outside the department.
Physical Demands: - Work in confined and elevated areas.
- Ability to crawl, bend, stoop and climb ladders and lift loads up to 80 lbs. with assistance.
Work Environment: - Participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System.
- Valid class A California driver's license to operate agricultural equipment ranging from small walk behind power units to large track layers or wheel tractors, harvesters, discs, harrows, landplanes, planters, mulchers, incorporators, ridgers, swathers, balers etc.
- Possession or ability to obtain a Forklift Safety certificate.
- Must have or obtain a Qualified Applicators Certificate (QAC) within 6 months of employment.
- Requires the use of protective equipment such as respirators, safety glasses, ear protection, protective clothing, gloves, etc.
- Must participate in medical monitoring programs, medical surveillance and physical examinations.
- Must receive proper training from department safety officer in Injury Illness Protection Program, Workers Protection Standards, Pesticide Safety Training, and biohazard training.
- Work occasional overtime to complete unforeseen responsibilities to meet deadlines and keep priority deadlines in check.
- Work in all types of weather conditions.
- UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: - Experience in production or research agriculture.
- Experience performing major mechanical overhauls, rebuilding of engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, brake systems, electrical systems, designing improvements, fabrications, and modifications to machinery and equipment, such as tractors, tillers, mowers, vehicles, sprayers and specialized research equipment.
- Skills to operate Global Positioning System, (GPS) for steering guidance on tractors and equipment. Must be able to setup, operate, program, recall data and diagnose problems.
- Skills to calibrate all types of pesticide application methods including solid boom, ban, broadcast, layby, sidedress, water run or air blast.
- Experience with specialized harvest equipment including belted harvesters, stationary cylinder thrashers, forage harvesters, cylinder and rotary combines and bean harvester equipped with electronic performance monitoring systems, load sensors and scales.
- Knowledge of and experience operating agricultural equipment ranging from small walk behind power units to large track layers or wheel tractors, harvesters, discs, harrows, landplanes, planters, mulchers, incorporators, ridgers, swathers, balers etc.
- Knowledge of cultural practices including such operations as disking, landplaning, sub-soiling, bed preparation, bed shaping, pre-plant incorporation, seed planting, transplanting, cultivation, fertilizer applications and harvest of row crops, cereals and forage crops as required by researchers and department protocol.
Preferred Qualifications: - Ability to understand the difference between production and scientific research and adapt to new and innovative industry trends and concepts.
-Ability to operate research and production planters including cereal drills, plate planters, cone planters, vacuum planters, belt planters and carousel transplanters all or part with electronic performance monitoring systems.
- Ability to maintain complete records of all duties performed along with a service record of all department equipment on a computer database and a hand written hard copy.
- Skill to perform preventive maintenance on daily basis to check fluids and lubricants in equipment being used, along with other daily tasks as defined in the owner's manual.
- Experience applying pesticide materials in a safe and effective manner, as defined in pesticide label, while following federal, state and university guidelines.
- Skill to fabricate specialized parts or apparatus for departmental tractors and implements for research and teaching projects.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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