The Grounds Mechanic Assistant will provide primary support to the Fleet Technician Operator, and assist in overall maintenance and repair of fleet/utility vehicles, grounds equipment, and grounds tools. In addition, this position will be responsible for maintenance of the landscape and grounds of the college, including snow removal.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist with inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs on power equipment, such as tractors, backhoe, push and riding mowers, small engines and other grounds related equipment. • Assist with inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs on electric, diesel, and gasoline powered fleet vehicles, ATV’s and related attachments. • Coordinate with vendors, obtains quotes, purchases parts and materials, picks up orders, and maintains parts inventory for fleet vehicles and grounds related equipment. • Drive tractors, operates heavy power equipment rented or owned by the college. • Instruct, demonstrate, and share knowledge with landscape and grounds personnel regarding the proper use and general care of vehicles and related power equipment. • Wash vehicles, equipment, and shop work areas to maintain cleanliness and shop safety. • Schedule, arrange, and coordinate vehicle and equipment service, delivery, and pick up from vendors and other college departments. • Prepare and maintain records, reports, recommendations, etc., including maintenance logs and inspections. • May make recommendations for the selection of grounds equipment and materials. • Perform the planting, pruning, mulching, and care of turf, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, etc. • Properly identify plant materials, and remove undesirable plant species from ornamental planting beds by hand or with the use of appropriate equipment. • Perform tree trimming, minor site construction projects, and assists other Facilities Departments in site related special assignments. • Remove snow from walkways, drives, paths, and parking lots by hand and with plow trucks, power brooms, snow blowers and heavy equipment. • Complete various setups for outdoor campus events, displays, and banner installations. • Maintain tools and equipment in clean working order. • Assist with disposal of refuse and debris to maintain campus in a clean and sanitary condition. • Regular attendance on campus is required for this position. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • High school diploma or GED equivalent. • Practical knowledge of repair principles, practices, and techniques for power equipment and fleet maintenance is required. • Two (2) years of recent, full time, successful, related work experience in power equipment and fleet maintenance. • Possess and maintain State of Michigan mechanic certification licenses for auto and heavy duty truck in: o Auto Engine Repair o Auto Engine Tune up/Repair o HDT Engine Repair – Gasoline o HDT Engine Repair – Diesel • Demonstrated ability to properly and safely operate heavy equipment (as defined in job duties and responsibilities), power equipment and tools. • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing and electronically, and follow basic operating instructions. • Ability to utilize various computer software programs for digital work order system, and Microsoft Office components for email, proposals, and photo documentation. • Possess and maintain valid Michigan driver’s license. • Ability to obtain and maintain Chauffer Driver License. • Ability to obtain and maintain fork lift and aerial lift certification. • Ability to interact with clients, co-workers and management in a positive, supportive and cooperative way.
Additional Salary Information: NEW HIRE RATE: New employees hired at $1.00 below the applicable job rate for the probationary period.
Internal Number: 0602708
About Washtenaw Community College
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.