Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Grounds Worker

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 19, 2019

Job Description

Supports the Grounds Department in the installation and maintenance of the University grounds by operating various trucks, commercial-type riding mowers, push mowers, leaf vacs, farm tractors with attachments, rototillers, 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. Removes snow from sidewalks, ramps and steps.

Required Qualifications

General/manual labor related experience| Must have a valid driver's License| Must have the ability to safely operate commercial-type mowers, tractors, and power tools| Perform preventative maintenance on equipment| Perform required duties safely in a densely populated area| Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more| Ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds| Ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling; ability to communicate effectively, work cooperatively within a team setting, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in grounds care in an institutional or commercial setting; experience using commercial riding mowers, tractors, small power and hand tools; experience performing grounds maintenance in populated areas. Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B with air brake endorsement. Pesticide Registered Technician Certification.

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The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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