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Mowing Crew Intern

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

Reporting to the Grounds Operations Supervisor, the Grounds Intern supports the Grounds Department in the maintenance of the University grounds. This position will assist mowing crews and be required to operate a hand-held trimmer and backpack blower, and assist with mulching projects and landscape bed maintenance throughout the summer. Based on experience may operate various trucks, carts, commercial-type riding mowers, push mowers, rototillers, weed eaters, and small power and hand tools.

Required Qualifications

General/manual labor related experience.
Must have a valid driver's License.
Must have the ability to safely operate weed eaters and blowers, with potential to operate commercial type mowers, tractors, and power tools based on experience; perform required duties safely in a densely populated area. Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or more with assistance; work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling.
Ability to communicate effectively, work cooperatively within a team setting, and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace.
Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in grounds care.
Experience using commercial riding mowers, tractors, small power and hand tools.
Experience performing grounds maintenance in populated areas.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$15 per hour

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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