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: 

Please click the "Apply" button below for more information and to apply for this position. 

Apply
Michigan State University Michigan State University Close Menu button Menu and Search button Open Close