The Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University invites applications for a Sanitation Driver. This position will support services for faculty, staff, and all academic functions, as well as special events throughout the WVU campus, regional campuses, and the state.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Collect and properly dispose of trash and litter, including cleaning of trash receptacles and operating sanitation and recycling vehicle.
This position will also operate, maintain and service equipment and tools that are used while performing moves, set-ups, sanitation services, and snow removal; this may include, but is not limited to, front-end loaders, skid steer loaders and hide-lifts.
Relocate offices/classrooms within building and throughout campus by lifting, loading and unloading furniture, file cabinets, boxes, etc. onto hand-trucks, dollies, and box vans for transportation.
Collect and properly store hazardous materials, e.g. muriatic acid, propane, diesel fuel, anti-freeze, chlorine, alcohol, asbestos material, and sodium bi-carbonate.
Assist with landscape construction by operating jackhammers and other related equipment to remove broken sidewalks; mixing , pouring, and spreading concrete, asphalt, gravel, and other materials; digging holes and trenches to assist in the repair or replacement of utility lines, irrigation and drainage systems; and excavating and preparing grounds prior to initiation of construction projects.
Perform various maintenance tasks, either assisting or under the direction of qualified craft persons (plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.). These tasks would be considered as non-technical, non-certified supporting duties.
Work Hours: Must be able to respond to emergency situations and events, including snow removal
Pay Grade: 10
High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and related experience
At least six (6) months of experience operating various types of large vehicles, including sanitation trucks and box trucks
Experience setting up for special events and moving furniture is preferred
Ability to rapidly learn grounds keeping, labor methods, procedures, and safety principles
Ability to operate all related labor supporting equipment and basic grounds keeping equipment.
Knowledge of warehousing functions and inventory functions
Ability to work with multi-craft personnel
Valid CDL license
Physical requirements include:
Ability to work on ladders at heights over 10 feet
Ability to withstand long periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing, and lifting of heavy items routinely weighing in excess of 50 pounds
Ability to perform tasks requiring exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, (i.e. cleaning solutions), and variations in indoor temperatures and outside weather conditions
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and Veterans.
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