To enhance the aesthetics of the University by assisting with the installation and maintenance of campus landscapes, pruning, athletic fields, turf-grass areas and other associated projects for the university community on the Highland Heights campus.
Performs snow/ice removal duties.
Work schedule including days and hours are subject to change depending on the needs of the university and the Facilities Management Operations & Maintenance Department.
This position is “mission critical”.
Primary Responsibilities :
Pick up litter and empty outdoor trash receptacles.
Turf maintenance. Snow and ice removal.
Road installation repair and maintenance. Assist in concrete installation and repair.
Maintain and install signage for roads and campus as needed.
Response to emergency situations as necessary during and after normal work hours.
Maintain and repair all Roads & Grounds equipment.
Assist the Operations & Maintenance department, the campus and the community with issues related to the outdoor environment.
Consistently communicate updates with supervisor and other team members.
High school diploma/GED required.
Valid driver’s license required.
Possess the ability to: perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion on a regular basis;
Lift and carry bulky objects weighing 50 lbs or more
Work in extreme weather conditions (i.e. heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.)
Autonomously operate all related equipment including, but not limited to, – dump trucks – tractors – loaders – mowers (both riding and push) – seeders – gators – snow plows – chainsaws – pruning tools – various types of hand tools
Requires reliable transportation and ability to respond and work as needed during snow and other emergencies.
Strong commitment to customer satisfaction and understanding of safety requirements.
Communicate using a 2 way radio system.
Required to work independently on a regular basis.
Any candidate chosen for this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Minimum Experience: See posting detail
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Internal Number: 8016
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.