Landscape Maintenance Operator

Hiring Organization: Central Michigan University
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI
Application Deadline: July 14, 2019

Position Summary: 

Keeps campus grounds attractive year around; maintains and prepares fields for athletic events; and ensures students, faculty and staff can move about campus even during inclement weather. Performs routine work in the care and maintenance of turf, shrubbery, trees and grounds; performs related work as required.

Required Qualifications: 

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Two years experience in landscaping or work of a qualifying nature
  • Possess a State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification in Categories 3A, 3B, and 6
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain, within one year of employment, a CDL Group A with air brake endorsement within the timeframes established by the department.
  • Ability to meet the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Work in a manner that will not endanger the safety of other persons, oneself, equipment and property
  • Perform operator maintenance
  • Must successfully complete a grounds maintenance course provided by CMU within two years and successfully complete two years of employment in CMU Landscape Operations to progress to a Senior Caretaker level.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Major participant in removal of snow and ice from walks, roads and parking lots
  • Hauls waste, litter, equipment, materials, supplies as assigned.
  • Mows, rakes, fertilizes, seeds, waters, and cares for turf.
  • Plants, prunes and trims trees, shrubs and hedges.
  • Spades, prepares soil and plants flowers.
  • Sprays plants, flowers, trees, shrubbery and turf.
  • Performs manual labor as assigned.
  • Marks and maintains athletic field areas.
  • Cleans, maintains, and performs minor repair to grounds equipment.
  • Operates power equipment such as tractors, vacuums, trucks, reel and rotary mowers, and other motorized vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs fundamental installation and maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • Operates, loads and unloads light and medium duty trucks.
  • Works in other shops/areas as assigned.
  • Repairs and paints picnic tables, trash baskets, playground equipment, dumpsters and other grounds-related equipment.
  • Places concrete for footers, posts, poles and other applications not requiring a smooth finish.
  • Paints grounds equipment.
  • Receives training in all areas of grounds work, so as to progress to Senior Caretaker.

To Apply: 

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