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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

General Laboratory Assistant - Plant and Soil Science


Agriculture Department

Job Description

To provide preparation and maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities.


  • Ability to follow oral instructions

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Machine operation and maintenance
  • Use data to solve pesticide use problems in crops

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Planting maintenance and data collection in research plots
  • Plant propagation
  • Mix and apply insecticide and herbicide properly and safely
  • Gather, operate and maintain water sampling equipment
  • Monitor insect and weed population for IPM program
  • Establish nutrient management program

Personal/Social Development:

  • Pay attention to detail

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work positively with others


  • Have ability to work with diverse on campus populations


Upper division Horticulture or Agronomy major preferred; Equipment operation experience desirable.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

10 Hours

Start Date

August 20, 2013

Application Deadline

August 9, 2013; Please complete the attached application.


Dr. Zweifel


Valk 121




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