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Seasonal Summer Assistant

Johnston, IA 50131

Posted: 04/02/2024 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: Professional Job Number: 15250 Pay Rate: 18

Job Description

Do you enjoy working in the horticulture and agricultural industry and collecting data for lab record keeping? Essential Personnel is seeking enthusiastic candidates to fill a Seasonal Summer Assistant position in Des Moines, IA. The ideal candidate will work inside and outside during the summer Mid May through August.

Responsibilities for the Summer Assistant:

  • Harvest plant material according to defined protocol

  • Research Plot Maintenance

  • Weighting and Grinding Material in a lab setting

  • Field Data Collection

  • General housekeeping

Qualifications for the Insectary Research Assistant:

  • Must have a DL

  • Ability to complete repetitive task

  • Travel to other fields (transportation is provided)

  • Work around soybean, corn, pollen, and dust

  • Work in various weather conditions

  • Team player

  • Reliable and dependable

Benefits Offered:

  • Matching 401(k)

  • PTO after 90 days of being hired by client

  • Vision, Dental, STD, LTD

  • Paid Training

While Working for Essential Personnel:

  • Weekly pay - direct deposit

  • Holiday Bonus paid to eligible employees

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

Additional Info:

Interested candidates, call immediately at (515) 895-4789, submit your resume by clicking on the following link:, or click the apply button to complete our application. Email your resume to

Essential Personnel employment consultants are experts at providing staffing solutions to meet each company and job seeker's unique needs. We specialist in the fields of industrial, technical, professional, executive and clerical, mortgage, human resources, information technology and accounting. We staff for temporary, temp-to-hire, permanent placement, and executive search.

We focus on matching people with positions that are rewarding, well paying, and a great fit for your personality, skills and goals. We are always seeking hard-working candidates who are looking to advance their career.

Essential Personnel is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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