Building and Grounds Tech - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  1972 - AFSCME - FT

Performs a variety of moderately complex technical and custodial tasks related to maintaining the University's buildings, facilities, and grounds.


Job Duties:

1) Operates heavy equipment which may include tractors, trucks, snow removal equipment, back hoes, trenchers, street sweepers, bush hog, or carpet cleaning power van.

2) May operate portable power equipment including chain saws, blowers, mowers, and drapery/upholstery cleaning machines.

3) Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment.

4) May perform minor carpet repair including repairing split seams and re-nailing tack strips.

5) May assist in the set up and break down for events; moves tables, chairs, staging and technical equipment; may assist with the maintenance and preparation of athletic fields and facilities.

6) May mix and apply various chemical solutions including herbicides, pesticides and cleaning solutions.

7) Occasional training and instruction of classified staff and occasional training and monitoring of student employees. May have functional guidance of student employees for various periods (i.e. summer).

Working Conditions:

Frequent standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations.

Machinery may generate considerable noise and pose some element of personal risk.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires six months of training beyond high school in equipment operation/maintenance and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Requires driver's license.  May require pesticide applicator's license. 

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance; knowledge of grounds keeping operations; may require some knowledge of pesticide application techniques.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
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Type of School:Research University
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