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Kirkwood Community College Agriculture Service Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Agriculture Service Technician

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Agriculture Service Technician


$18.75 Hourly


Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Type

Full-Time Board-Approved


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To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision the Agriculture Service Technician will serve as the primary mechanic as well as assist with general labor for the Farm Laboratory in the Agricultural Sciences Department. The Technician must work cooperatively with college personnel, faculty, and students to carry out daily operations. Equipment will range from agricultural production, trucks, turf and landscape and all-terrain vehicles.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.

  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.

  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.

  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


  • Repair machinery, facilities and equipment.

  • Service and maintain facilities and equipment.

  • Coordinate ordering parts and supplies.

  • Maintain an orderly, clean and safe work area.

  • Insure equipment and facilities are in safe operating condition.

  • Train student and staff on safe equipment operation procedures.

  • Assist farm operations as needed with general labor.

  • Assist faculty and staff as needed.

  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.


  • Self-motivated, detailed oriented with exceptional organizational skills.

  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.

  • Able to prioritize and complete task as required.

  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions.

  • Interact well with a wide variety of customers including administrators, faculty, staff and students.

  • Must be able to work effectively in an environment where work interruptions occur frequently, where work on multiple projects is common, and where timelines on project completion are tight.

  • Exceptional customer service skills with a team oriented positive attitude.

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in a variety of surroundings and environments. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, balancing. Frequent (34-66%) traveling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, climbing, repetitive motion, visual acuity, lifting up to 50 lbs. Constant (67-100%) standing, reaching, talking and hearing.

Persons working in this position will be subject to extreme cold and/or heat for periods of more than one hour, noise, vibration, mechanical and electrical hazards that may affect the respiratory system or skin. Will be subject to work on scaffolding and high places. This person may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and air and/or skin exposure to oils and cutting fluids.


  • An A.A.S. degree in Agricultural Mechanization or related mechanics or 5 years of current relevant experience required.

  • Farm background, agriculture production, equipment maintenance technician experience preferred.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.


  • Must possess a valid Iowa Driver's License. CDL class A with Air Brake endorsement preferred.


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

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Do you have an A.A.S. degree in an Agriculture or Equipment Maintenance-related degree, or related mechanics or 5 years of current relevant experience?

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Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404