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Grounds Maintenance Specialist

Employer
Goodwin University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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This position performs routine Grounds work including mowing, weeding, snow removal and other work as needed.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Performs work involving the use of large and small equipment, including tractors, mowers and loaders.
  • Performs routine manual labor involved in maintenance.
  • Provides assistance with grounds construction and maintenance work.
  • Provides assistance with the designated tasks on all Goodwin and Campus Realty properties.
  • Ensures all safety procedures are practiced.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Knowledge of the proper operation of grounds equipment and related duties and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge and experience in a number of skills, such as mowing, trimming, tree removal, snow removal and small engine operations.
  • Mechanical skills and the ability to use hand tools
Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience :
  • High school diploma or GED with two years of relevant experience in grounds maintenance.
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Driver’s license and insured vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :



Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Outdoor Weather Conditions X Work with fumes or airborne particles X Work near moving mechanical parts X Risk of electrical shock X Vibration X



Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Standing X Walking X Sitting X Talking & Hearing X Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X Climbing or balancing X Bending, pulling, pushing X Driving X



Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 75 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.

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