Grounds Worker (Weekend Crew)
Reporting to the Grounds Operations Supervisor, the Grounds Worker supports the Grounds Department in the installation and maintenance of the University grounds by operating various trucks, commercial-type riding mowers, push mowers, leaf vacs, farm tractors with attachments, rototillers, chainsaws, weed eaters, and small power and hand tools. Performs daily routine maintenance such as checking oil and fluid levels, inspecting belts, sharpening blades, replacing blades, and making minor repairs. Removes snow from sidewalks, ramps and steps.
General/manual labor related experience.
Must have a valid driver's License.
Must have the ability to safely operate commercial type mowers, tractors, and power tools; perform preventative maintenance on equipment; and perform required duties safely in a densely populated area.
Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more; work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling; and climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds.
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.
This is a designated emergency personnel position.
Previous experience in grounds care in an institutional or commercial setting.
Experience using commercial riding mowers, tractors, small power and hand tools.
Experience performing grounds maintenance in populated areas.
Pesticide Registered Technician Certification.
Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more. Ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds. Ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. Must have a criminal background check. Must have a driver's license check. Emergency Personnel health & safety related Work schedule is W-Sa 6:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m., however schedule may change to meet the needs of the dept. Post hire and annual medical surveillance. Employee must wear all personal protective equipment as directed by supervisor.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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