Essential Functions: POSITION PURPOSE: Perform a variety of maintenance assignments in order to preserve and maintain the University property including grounds/landscape maintenance, athletic field maintenance, tree care, general clean-up, pavement repair, and snow removal. Assist in the moving of equipment, furniture, rubbish, and other University property in a safe manner. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Assist with grounds maintenance and upkeep of University grounds and facilities. Responsibilities include preparing and maintaining grounds, lawns, landscape bed, athletic fields, trees, shrubs, etc. using a variety of equipment. Assist with the maintenance of athletic fields. Properly grade and rake playing surfaces. Assist in handling and storing of equipment; clean up playing fields and viewing stands after sporting events. Promptly report all safety and maintenance issues.Clean-up and maintain University grounds. Pick up litter from grass, along fences and around trees; remove rubbish from outdoor areas; empty outdoor garbage cans which may contain large amounts of trash and/or water; rake and/or blow grass clippings, leaves, and branches left behind after landscaping activities; remove debris from malls and other outdoor areas. Assist Laborers with moving equipment, furniture, rubbish, materials and supplies; transport items safely without damaging to facility; dispose of material properly; place objects in appropriate location according to specification. Participate in snow removal during winter months. Use shovels and plows to clear sidewalks, driveways and paths of snow and/or ice; spread salt on surfaces as appropriate; break ice as necessary to ensure safety of students, staff and visitors.Maintain safe working conditions at all times by using supplies and equipment properly and taking necessary precautions. Promptly report all safety and maintenance issues.Properly care for power operated equipment used for ground/landscape activities. Check fuel, oil and battery fluid levels; wash and/or steam clean equipment and attachments; report all damages or operational deficiencies to supervisor or mechanic.Perform clean-up and maintenance of all facilities as required; performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Reasonable experience performing commercial groundskeeping in all seasons.Ability to lift and/or move heavy groundskeeping supplies and equipment.Ability to transport, use and maintain the full range of groundskeeping equipment including hand and power mowers, edgers, shovels, plows and other equipment. Possession and maintenance of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license and satisfactory driving record as determined by University policy.Ability to work in varying environmental conditions utilizing appropriate safety precautions and procedures.Must complete background check per University Policy.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.