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Grounds Equipment Mechanic - Short Term Temporary Hourly Assignment

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022
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Grounds Equipment Mechanic - Short Term Temporary Hourly Assignment

Kern Community College District

Salary: $17.69 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-23-00797

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Maintenance & Operations

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, service, repair and overhaul a variety of grounds equipment; perform a variety of grounds keeping duties related to landscaping and maintenance of grounds and related facilities at an assigned campus location.

Representative Duties
Service, repair and overhaul a variety of grounds maintenance equipment and power tools, including mowers, edgers, trimmers, blowers, vacuums, saws and dump trucks; sharpen blades of grounds equipment.

Select materials, equipment and tools necessary to complete servicing and maintenance projects; order supplies and repair parts; stock and inventory commonly used repair parts and supplies.

Perform scheduled maintenance of grounds equipment; maintain records of servicing; monitor supply costs for budgeting purposes.

Apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides to college grounds including fence lines, athletic playing fields, flower and shrubbery beds and walkways; apply fertilizers to turf and ornamental areas.

Water, mow, weed, trim and fertilize lawns; rake leaves and clear debris from walks, fields, courts and other facilities.

Plant, water and maintain landscaped areas consisting of bushes, trees, flowers, shrubs, and lawns; trim and prune bushes, trees and shrubs; stake trees; perform landscaping in newly developed areas.

Perform maintenance and repair of the irrigation system; change and adjust heads; maintain controllers and participate in irrigation system installation.

Operate grounds maintenance equipment including a small dump truck, backhoe, rototiller, skip loader and forklift; operate power tools including mowers, edgers and blowers; maintain hand tools and assigned equipment.

Maintain clean and orderly work area; maintain safety standards.

Assist in training new staff members; assist in supervising student workers.

Exercise functional and technical supervision over part-time staff and student assistants as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance, including specialized training in the servicing and repair of grounds maintenance equipment and tools and three years of increasingly responsible experience performing grounds maintenance and equipment repair duties.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge and Abilities
Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the servicing and repair of small engines and related grounds maintenance equipment.
Principles and procedures of gas and arc welding.
Principles and procedures of grounds maintenance.
Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the maintenance of landscaped areas and facilities.
Procedures of pesticide and herbicide application.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Safe work practices.

Diagnose and service grounds maintenance equipment and power tools.
Perform full range of grounds maintenance.
Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required to perform work in a safe and efficient manner.
Use a variety of grounds keeping equipment, supplies and materials.
Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
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Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices._ Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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