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Reporting to the Grounds Operations Supervisor, the Grounds Worker Senior disseminates instructions and directs the work of the crew as directed by their Lead Worker. This position supports the Grounds Department in the maintenance of the University grounds by operating various trucks, commercial-type riding mowers, push mowers, leaf vacs, farm tractors with attachments, chainsaws, weed eaters, and small power and hand tools. Performs daily routine maintenance such as checking oil and fluid levels, inspecting belts, sharpening blades, replacing blades, and making minor repairs. Performs general landscape maintenance such as tree and shrub installation and leaf removal. Removes snow from sidewalks, ramps and steps. Will apply pesticides to campus grounds as necessary under the supervision of a Licensed Applicator.
- Experience in general grounds maintenance and/or landscape installation and maintenance. - Must possess a Registered Technician License for Pesticides Application. - Must have a valid drivers’ license. - Ability to work independently and direct the work of a small crew of Grounds Workers in the completion of specific tasks. - Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more; maneuver materials up and down stairs; climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; and work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling. - Ability to communicate effectively, possess good team work skills, and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace. - Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. - May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department. - This is a designated emergency personnel position.
- Experience working in a large commercial or educational setting. - Experience performing grounds maintenance in populated areas. - Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B with air brake endorsement. - Valid VDOT flagger certification.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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