The Field Technician will provide assistance with soil preparation, seeding and planting on new installations projects. Technician will also be assisting in treating invasive plant communities within prairies, primarily using herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling and/or using hand tools, power tools, mowers, and other standardized control methods. The Field Technician works under the direction and guidance of the Project or Assistant Project Managers. All employees are expected to complete all required training and licensures and act in a way consistent with PRI’s core values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide Field Labor on Projects in the following areas:
· Soil Preparation
· Erosion control
· Hand weeding
· Broadcast and spot herbicide applications
· Small power equipment operations
· Prescribed burning
· Invasive species control
Other duties as assigned may include but are not limited to the following
· Mechanical repairs
· Facilities maintenance and repair
· Maintaining work records
- 8 hour shift
- 10 hour shift
- Day shift
- 40 hours/week; overtime is available and paid at 1.5 times original rate
- Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred; undergraduates or other enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply.
- Handle, mix, and apply herbicides and pesticides using various spray equipment.
· Perform prescribed burns as a member of a burn crew.
-Sincere interest in native plant communities.
-Ability to obtain MnDOT Health Card (PRI pays).
-Ability to obtain MN Dept of Ag Pesticide Applicator License.