Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special certification may be required for some of these positions.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Highschool diploma and/ or equivalent
One (1) year of related experience performing a variety of grounds maintenance tasks; moving and hauling furniture and materials.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
Laborer assists and performs work involving physical labor that includes grounds maintenance and upkeep, moving and hauling and setting up for special events. Grounds maintenance and upkeep includes cutting grass, edging walks, blowing, planting, pruning, weeding, policing, sanitation(trash), leaf removal, snow-ice removal, as well as moving and hauling, event set ups and breakdowns. Position operates hand tools and small engine equipment (i.e. weed eaters, blowers, push mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers). Position is not required to operate large motorized grounds equipment (i.e., riding mowers/zero turns, walk-behind, tractors, dump truck, trailers). The incumbent must understand oral and written instructions of work assignments and carry out task; duties must be performed mindful of work safety techniques. The incumbent also performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Physical Plant is responsible for providing services relative to buildings and grounds maintenance, utilities,transportation, trash removal, central receiving, recycling, and moving and hauling. In addition, the Physical Plant has expanding responsibilities that include providing support services for the instruction and research programs to achieve the University’s mission, goals and objectives. The Physical Plant maintains, improves and expands all campus buildings, campus image and educational opportunities for all people. More specifically, the functions involve energy conservation, building renovation/repair, occupational safety and health, event planning, motor pool and equipment maintenance/repair, motor fleet and housekeeping services to 40 academic buildings, 15 research buildings, 15 residence halls, 19 farm buildings and 21 support facilities. Moreover, the Grounds Department provides a maintenance program for the University’s 200 acre campus, 800 acre farm, and other local off-campus properties, natural landscape features and the athletic complex. Services include sanitation, grounds care and maintenance, landscaping and moving/hauling.