Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: New Albany, Indiana,
Internal Number: 305650
FACILITY OPERATIONS (SE-PHYP-IUSEA)
The Facility Operations department exists to serve students, faculty and staff by maintaining an environment conducive to learning and efficient operations. Our department offers building custodial services, building maintenance services, construction projects, grounds and landscape maintenance, and mail services.
Facility Operations is dedicated to keeping the physical structures and grounds of the University well maintained and attractive, with its goal to provide each student, faculty and staff member a safe, pleasant, and functional environment.
Assists with maintaining and preserving beautiful and sustainable campus grounds in a safe and orderly manner.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, mowing, trimming, and edging grass; raking and collecting leaves; seeding, fertilizing, planting, pruning, weeding, mulching and watering trees, shrubs and flowers; shoveling snow; spreading salt, cinders and sand; and operating grounds equipment.
Assists with proper maintenance of tree and shrub care, landscape beds, bioswales, ponds, parking lots, storm water drains, walking paths, trails, and other campus venues.
Mows grass. Trims, edges, and clears walkways. Seeds and fertilizes lawn. Plants, prunes, weeds, mulches and waters trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, bulbs and maintain beds. Performs leaf removal. Performs pond and storm waterway maintenance.
Maintains parking lots, roadways, walkways, paths, walking trails, athletic courts and fields, outdoor seating/furniture, and road signs. Tasks include but are not limited to: collect trash and debris, remove branches, leaves, and weeds. Removes snow, spreads salt, cinders and sand. Seals coat, stripes, paints, and completes minor repairs to paved areas and surfaces.
Operates, maintains, and assists with upkeep of grounds equipment (tractors, mowers, seeders, sprayers, chainsaws, weed eaters, blowers and pruning tools.) Tasks include but not limited to: cleans, maintains, and updates equipment.
Delivers supplies to campus departments and assist with event set-up/tear down.
Assists maintenance services with construction projects such as: painting, carpet and flooring removal/installation, concrete work, etc. Pumps water out of manholes and off rooftops. Assumes custodial responsibilities. Moves furniture, equipment, and other campus supplies, assists with proper removal of hazardous waste.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
General knowledge at the high school level
Ability to read, understand and follow written/oral instructions
Ability to work flexible schedule
Ability to work under diverse weather conditions
Proven orientation toward quality service
Experience with some of the following equipment: sprayer, riding and walk behind mowers, tractor, chainsaw, backhoe, power seeder, clippers, trencher, bush hog, pruning tools, spreader, truck with snow blade and salt spreader, forklift, water pumps, weed eater, blower, hand tools, garden tools, shovel, rack, pick, posthole digger, etc.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. This role frequently requires the ability to handle or operate objects, controls, or tools; ascend/descend ladders or stairs; position self to move at lower levels. The role requires the ability to frequently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Unpleasant working conditions are: contact with hazardous chemicals, unpleasant odors, loud noise, hot and cold temperatures, and dusty conditions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.