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Building and Grounds Tech

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Miami University
November 8, 2017
Job Type
Hourly Wage


Job Description Summary:

Job ID:  4897 - AFSCME - FT (Hourly)

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

Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Operates heavy equipment which may include tractors, trucks, snow removal equipment, back hoes, trenchers, street sweepers, bushog, or carpet cleaning power van.
  • May operate portable power equipment including chain saws, blowers, mowers, and drapery/upholstery cleaning machines.
  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  • May perform minor carpet repair including repairing split seams and renailing tack strips.
  • 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.
  • May mix and apply various chemical solutions including herbicides, pesticides and cleaning solutions.

Reporting Relationships:

Direction Received: Reports to Building/Groups Supervisor-Senior, Horticulturist, Physical Facilities Manager, Building & Grounds Manager, or Manager PRD-Middletown

Direction Given: 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).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of groundskeeping operations
  • May require some knowledge of pesticide application techniques

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.

    • OEEO Statement: The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.  Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.

Job Requirements

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.

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