The Grounds Worker II provides building and grounds services to ensure a safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment for students, staff, faculty and tenants. Performs general labor duties, including, but not limited to, grounds maintenance, snow and ice removal, room cleanouts, furniture moves, loading, unloading and delivering boxes and materials; picture hanging, light bulb changes and other tasks as assigned. Drives university vehicles and operates machinery and equipment associated with landscaping, snow removal and general maintenance. Works in buildings, grounds, roof tops, confined spaces in varying weather conditions and emergency situations such as flooding and snow storms. This position reports to the Grounds Foreman and Field Operations and Warehouse Manager (FOWM).
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
High school diploma or GED; required 3-5 years landscaping experience and/or specialized job-related training preferred 3-5 years general maintenance experience working in a variety of commercial occupancy buildings with tenants or in an educational, hospitality environment or university campus; preferred Perform basic math functions; required
Knowledge & Skills:
Technical Knowledge: The ability to perform plant species identification in the field: required. Knowledge and skill to safely use the following equipment and follow equipment instructions: Snow plow, riding and walking lawn mower, wood chipper, log splitter, chain saw, forklift, bobcat, aerial lift, string trimmers, leaf blower, lawn edgers, salt spreaders equipment/machinery and university vehicles. Considers safety in all aspects of the execution of the work to contribute to a safe environment for the students, staff, co-workers, faculty, tenants and visitors in accordance with IIT Environmental Health and Safety, and other Federal, and/or State Agencies. Ability to maintain compliance with IIT safety regulations and maintain a safe work environment through the use of Personal Protective Equipment, as required, such as safety eyeglasses, masks, etc. Knows how to keep working area safe, wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment and follows established safety policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience working independently and on a team. Ability to follow controlled access area policies and procedures. Use computer operations related to position requirements. Understanding of work orders, use of smart phones or other field based technology. Communicate effectively in English; both verbal and written; required Understand and follow instructions. Read landscape design plans for planting of trees, bushes etc. Read instructions of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and other chemical use and applications and equipment. General Skills: Ability to follow directions and know when to escalate questions to FOWM.
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