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Maintenance Specialist

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

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Type of Position:

Staff - Skilled Labor

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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AREC | Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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Summary of Job Duties:

Performs repair and maintenance of farm and lab machinery and buildings; Perform scheduled lubrication and inspection of farm equipment including tractors, field equipment, harvest equipment, mowers, irrigation lines, various motors, and vehicles. Maintain an inventory of shop tools and supplies. repair and build fences, repair and paint machinery and buildings. Maintain clean, organized, and safe work environment by adhering to safety policies and procedures. Use of proper and appropriate safety gear and attending regularly scheduled safety training is required. Interact with faculty, staff, and students at the Shult Station and University. Interact with vendors and service personnel.

Performs farm labor involving land preparation and crop maintenance. This includes operating tractors with disks, chisels, bedders, harrows, field and row cultivators, land planes, rollers, rotary hoes, planters, pesticide sprayers, incorporators, mowers, loaders, back hoes, and blades etc. Perform grounds keeping duties including mowing, trimming, and landscaping, road maintenance mow rights-of-way. Also, mix and spray crop pesticides, apply fertilizer and irrigate. Maintain field activity and equipment records.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain good working relationships with others.


Minimum qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience or training in the building construction trades, general building maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment.

Preferred qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. Three or more years of experience in a relevant trade.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift 50 lbs. and be able to walk long distances in field conditions. The applicant must be able to work outside in sunny and hot conditions in summer as well as cold conditions in fall, winter, or spring. The successful applicant will be able to perform routine repair and maintenance of farm and research equipment. The successful applicant will have or obtain a Certified Pesticide Applicators license issued from a relevant state agency.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Vaughn Skinner, Resident Director

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:

Crouching, Lifting, Repetitive Motion, Standing, Stooping, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving, Hearing, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Talking

Benefits Eligible: