Grounds Maintenance Keeper

Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 15, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an experienced Grounds Maintenance Keeper to support the Facilities Management Team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Description:

The Grounds Maintenance Keeper supports the Facilities Management Department by performing grounds and landscape maintenance, renovations of landscape, irrigation systems and hardscape, turf management, irrigation installations and repairs to existing irrigation, clearing and maintaining drainage systems, roads & parking lots, fencing, picking up litter and debris, planting, cultivating, irrigating and pruning a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses.

Includes the use and proper operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered grounds keeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years work-related experience.

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License and acceptable MVR upon employment.

  • Ability to operate campus vehicles, equipment, machinery, trucks, tractors, and mowers in a safe, responsible manner.

  • Ability to read labels and directions for combining mixtures.

  • Ability to calculate mixtures using mathematics.

  • Ability to write for managing daily work orders and recording data related to herbicide application.

  • Knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.

  • Must be able to regularly lift greater than 25 lbs.

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