Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Requires appropriate licenses or certifications to operate assigned types of vehicles or equipment.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience operating heavy duty motorized equipment to include; small engine grounds equipment and garbage truck.
Commercial Driver’s License
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
Drives sanitation truck and/or other vehicle daily to collect and remove trash, recyclables and non-recyclable waste materials from campus facilities and grounds. Collects and removes trash and debris immediately following major events or student activities as assigned. Disposes of trash/debris within Guilford County at recycling sites, landfill sites or the incinerator and turns in appropriate receipts and other documentation. Operates and maintain other heavy motorized equipment (i.e. backhoe, chipper, street sweeper, farm tractor) as assigned. Works along with crews providing assistance with grounds maintenance projects and the athletic arena, moving and hauling, set up and break down for special events an other activities. Uses grounds maintenance hand tools and other motorized equipment safely. Required to report for work during adverse weather to assist with emergency cleanup (ice, snow, storms).
Maintains valid NC commercial driver’s license and submits to required pre-employment and random drug testing. Pesticide license preferred.
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. These services include sanitation, grounds care and maintenance, landscaping and moving/hauling.