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
Knowledge of grounds maintenance and sanitation procedures at large institutions.
Previous experience in operating heavy duty motorized equipment, small engine grounds equipment and garbage truck..
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
Valid Commercial Driver’s License.
Primary Purpose of Position
Drives sanitation truck or other vehicle daily to collect and remove trash, recycles and non-recyclable waste materials from campus facilities and grounds. Schedules and ensures collection and removal of trash and debris immediately following major events or student activities along with timely completion and submission of associated work requests. Disposes of trash/debris within Guilford County at recycling sites, landfills sites or the incinerator and turns in appropriate receipts and other documentation. Operates and maintains other heavy motorized equipment (i.e., backhoe, chipper, street sweeper, farm tractor) as needed. Leads crews and provides assistance with grounds maintenance projects which includes the athletic arenas, moving and hauling, set up and break down for special events and activities. Uses grounds maintenance hand tools and other motorized equipment in the performance of same. Required to report for work during adverse weather to assist with emergency clean up (ice, snow storms).
Maintains a valid North Carolina commercial driver’s license and submits to required random drug testing.
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.