Help Wanted! Seed Conditioning Technician Summer Intern

Job Title: Seed Conditioning Lab Technician
Category: Lab / Research
Job Location: On Campus

Assist with seed conditioning research operations, industry workshops, and academic training programs.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) seed cleaning equipment operation & maintenance, material handling, and routine cleaning & organizational tasks.  Opportunities for educational content development, small group presentations, equipment design, installation, and fabrication experience.

Current U.S. work authorization is required for student employment. Applicants should be available for work during summer training sessions.  Prefer ABE, AST, or Agronomy students with some machinery-related experience.  Requires occasional climbing, lifting of weights up to around 70-100 lbs, and tolerance for low levels of grain dust.  Basic computer experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Additional experience with metal or wood fabrication, photography, 3D solid modeling, or video editing software is helpful but not required.
Work hours are generally flexible except during scheduled training programs; additional summer hours are available, 10-20 hours per week while classes are in session.  Prefer a minimum 3-hour time blocks.  Iowa State Students will be given preference, but it is not a requirement to be an Iowa State Student. 

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Hourly Pay Rate: $12.00
Alternate Pay Rate: Negotiable
Schedule Type: Ongoing, Part time, Flexible Hours
Schedule or # of Hrs/Wk: 10-20 hours per week, additional summer hours
Application Method: Send resume
Job Begin Date: As soon as possible
Job End Date: Ongoing
Number of Positions: 2
Employer ID: 40160
Job Number: 22002
Employer: Iowa State University
Department: Seed Science Center - Experiment Station
Area: Research Institutes & Centers
Contact Name: Alan D. Gaul
Contact Address 1: 155 Seed Science Center
Contact Address 2: Iowa State University
Contact City/State/ZIP: Ames, IA 50011
Contact Web Site:
Contact Phone: (515) 294-4011
Contact Alt Phone: (515) 294-6821
Contact Email: