Performs a variety of semi-skilled landscaping and manual labor related tasks and duties in support of the campus community. The position reports directly to the Grounds Manager. Overtime availability is required. Specific Responsibilities
Follow instructions on daily work orders. Seed and mow grass; trim and edge lawns; gather and bag leaves; prune, weed, plant, mulch, water, and maintain all landscape materials.
Be able to work both independently as well as on small teams to complete landscaping projects as directed.
Remove snow and ice from walks and driveways; spread ice melt using motorized equipment, power and hand tools. Work in extreme temperature and weather conditions on an extended basis as necessary.
Assist in cleaning and repairing damages caused by wind, rain, and ice storms, including emergency situations.
Collect bagged waste and discarded items at building sites and deliver to collection area. Remove debris from campus grounds on an ongoing basis.
Assist and support the labor shop as needed with duties including: delivering/moving mail, furniture, equipment, supplies, and construction materials; perform set-ups for various University departments.
Assist carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians, and housekeepers as assigned.
Maintain complete familiarity with safety rules and procedures in the performance of assigned duties. Request additional training as needed.
Maintain complete familiarity with operation and basic maintenance of job-related equipment and supplies. Request additional training as needed.
Assist with the application of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals as directed and under the supervision of a licensed applicator (Grounds Manager),
Understand and follow all safety rules.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Knowledge of and ability to safely use the following equipment: Extension ladders, @ 16 ft. to 60 ft., 38 lbs. to 100 lbs.; Stepladders; wood, aluminum, and fiberglass @ 3 ft. to 12 ft., 22 lbs. to 77 lbs.; Tractor; Push Mower; Gas Powered Blowers; Hedge trimmers, electric and manual; Chain saw, 20 lbs.; Furniture carts; Scaffolding up to 50 ft. high – 40 lbs. per end section; Hand tools: shovel, sledge hammer, pick ax, post hole digger, common mechanics hand tools; Power tools: drills, saws, and grinder, Gators and electric golf carts (with and without trailers and towed equipment). The ability to receive and interpret instructions and to maintain a flexible work schedule. Education A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience On-the-job training and a valid driver's license required. Physical Demand Work routines involve climbing scaffolding, stairs, and step ladders; bending; lifting many and various items; creeping on knees; raking and shoveling; pushing and pulling equipment.
Lifts various weights up to 100 lbs. on a frequent basis.
Pushes or pulls various weights up to 100 lbs. on a frequent basis.
Carries various weights up to 100 lbs. on a frequent basis.
Work outside exposed to low and high temperatures and weather.