Landscape Maintenance Operator

Hiring Organization: Central Michigan University
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI
Application Deadline: January 5, 2020

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 of experience in landscape maintenance.
Possess a valid driver’s license and meet the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Ability to work in a manner that will not endanger the safety of other persons, oneself, equipment and property.
Ability to obtain CMU Motorized Utility Vehicle operator certification within 90 days of employment.
Ability to obtain CMU Mobile Aerial work platform certification within 90 days of employment.
Ability to obtain State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification in Categories 3A, 3B, and 6 within six months of employment.
Ability to obtain CDL Group A with air brake endorsement within one year of employment.
Ability to complete heavy equipment operator training within one year of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Performs the full scope and range of landscape duties to include mowing, edging, trimming, sweeping, raking, fertilizing, seeding, watering, aerating and other methods and techniques in caring of campus landscapes.
Prunes, trims, and cares for trees, shrubs and hedges; removes and properly disposes of plants, shrubs, trees and leaves.
Maintains landscape beds to ensure a well-maintained appearance to include weeding, pruning, and mulching.
Conducts proper planting of turf, trees, shrubs, plants, flowers and other horticultural items.
Inspects plant material for evidence of damage and takes appropriate corrective actions.
Applies chemical treatments to maintain the health and appearance of campus plant life in accordance with State regulations and integrated pest management practices.
Lays out, marks and maintains athletic areas, to include football fields, baseball diamonds, tracks, tennis courts, band fields, and other athletic fields.
Maintains synthetic turf.
Lays out, installs, repairs, maintains and operates irrigation systems.
Safely operates equipment to include large front-end loader, backhoe, mobile aerial work platform, tractors, vacuums, sweepers, trucks, mowers, plows, salt spreaders and other motorized equipment.
Safely operates, loads and unloads light and medium duty trucks.
Cleans, maintains, and performs operator maintenance and minor repair to all grounds equipment.
Coordinates with and assists other trades on projects or work orders requiring grounds maintenance equipment and assistance.
Conducts safe and efficient operation of snow and ice control equipment used in the removal of snow and ice from roads, parking lots and walk ways.
Repairs and paints picnic tables, trash baskets, playground equipment, dumpsters, exterior signage and other grounds-related equipment.
Installs and removes exterior signage.
Places concrete for footers, posts, poles and other applications not requiring a smooth finish.
Maintains and repairs pavements to include roads and parking lots.
Maintains storm sewer inlets, and storm water detention and retention ponds.
Removes litter, trash and debris on campus and empties exterior trash receptacles.
Hauls waste, litter, equipment, materials, supplies as assigned.
Directs work to assigned support employees and instructs in methods and processes.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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