EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Farm Mechanic Assistant/Farm Worker

At the Central Agricultural Research Center

The Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is accepting applications for a Farm Mechanic Assistant to help the CARC Operations Manager and the Farm Mechanic in the management of all farm-related duties at the center.  These duties include maintaining and repairing farm equipment, safely and competently operating diesel and gas-powered equipment found on a modern commercial and research farm, and assisting in all field operations that include planting and harvesting of forage, grain, and seed crops.

It is important that the person in this position have strong abilities in maintaining, repairing, and operating farm and related equipment, and have experience working on a farm, ranch, or agricultural research center.  In addition, the individual in this position must be experienced working with Excel spread sheet program. 

A starting wage of $15 to $20/hr will be paid, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.  All interested applicants must complete an application that can either be picked up at the center or found at this application page.

Completed applications should be returned electronically to Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.edu, delivered by mail to Lorrie Linhart, 52583 US Hwy 87, Moccasin, MT 59462, or delivered to her at CARC.  Further questions can be directed to Sam Ireland at 406.423.5421 ext. 121, or by emailing sam.ireland@montana.edu.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Horticulture - Grounds and General Center Maintenance

At the Central Agricultural Research Center

The Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is accepting applications for a summer, 2021, position where the individual (student or non-student) will assist the research center's Operational Manager in maintaining research center grounds (e.g., grass cutting and shrub/hedge trimming) and overall research center appearance.  Individuals with experience operating farm equipment and working on a ranch/farm may occassionally assist in fence repair and other farm-related duties (e.g., field cultivation).

It is not necessary to be from a farm or have any previous farm experience to be hired for this position, although it would limit farm-related duties that would be assigned.  It is essential that the individual in this position have a good work ethic, an ability to follow directions, and a willingness to work well and interact with others.

The hourly wage will be $14-16/hour, depending on qualifications.  The work week will be 8 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, with a half hour break for lunch, and 8 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday.  Two paid, 15-minute breaks, or one 30-minute break, are provided each work day.  The successful applicant needs to have her/his own transportation to and from the CARC, and a valid driver's license.  All interested applicants must complete an application that can either be picked up at the center or found at this application page.  Starting and ending dates are negotiable but will occur between May 1-30 and August 1-31, respectively.

Completed applications should be returned electronically to Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.edu delivered by mail to Lorrie Linhart, 52583 US Hwy 87, Moccasin, MT 59462, or delivered to her at CARC.  Further questions can be directed to Sam Ireland at 406.423.5421 ext. 121. or by emailing sam.ireland@montana.edu.

SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIPS

Paid internships are available at the Central Agricultural Research Center in Moccasin, MT.  Each intern will serve eight weeks or more during the summer semester.  Tuition credits will not be covered but can be discussed with Internship leader.  On-site sleeping accomodations/housing will be available.  Interns will assist with various research projects, data analysis and more.  This will be a great item for your resume!  Email Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.eduor Dr. Patrick Carr at patrick.carr@montana.edu.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

High School and College Student Research Assistants

The Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is accepting applications for 2021 positions for motivated high school or college students. Tasks assigned will be varied but will include field research activities and grounds maintenance. 

It is not necessary to be from a farm or have any previous farm experience, nor to be majoring in the agricultural sciences or an allied field, to be considered for employment though those will be helpful.  However, a good work ethic, an ability to follow directions, and willingness to work well and interact with others is essential.

Wages of at least $13/hr will be paid if a high-school student and $14/hr if a college student; returning workers are paid more along with those comparable previous work experience.  The work week will be 8 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, with a half-hour break for lunch, and 8 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday.  Two paid, 15-minute breaks, or one 30-minute break, are provided each work day.  Successful applicants need to have their own transportation to and from CARC.  All interested applicants must complete an application that can either be picked up at the center or found at this application page.  Starting and ending dates are negotiable but will occur between May 1-30 and August 1-31, respectively.

Completed applications should be returned electronically to Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.edu, delivered by mail to Lorrie Linhart, 52583 US Hwy 87, Moccasin, MT 59462, or delivered to her at CARC.  Further questions can be directed to Dr. Patrick Carr at 406.423.5421 ext. 113, or by emailing patrick.carr@montana.edu.

 

 

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The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the selection process or an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have such a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources office, 920 Technology Blvd. Suite A, MSU, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Montana States University complies with the Montana Veteran’s Public Employment Preference Act, Section 39, Chapter 29 MCA, and provides preference in employment to eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives as specified in the Act. Applicants seeking to claim this preference should contact MSU Human Resources at 994-3651. Please note, in order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.