BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY - Motor Equipment Operator

Monday, August 03, 2020 1:24 PM | NESTMA Office (Administrator)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

REPORTS TO: Grounds and Fleet Manager

POSITION PURPOSE / JOB OBJECTIVE:

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain campus grounds, use landscaping material, heavy equipment and accessories, and remove snow and ice from campus facilities.

ESSENTIAL & OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform manual work and lift materials weighing 60 lbs. or less.
  • Perform outdoor work in a variety of climate conditions.
  • Respond to emergency call-in situations.
  • Maintain campus lawns and flower beds.
  • Prune and cultivate plants, shrubs and ornamental trees.
  • Maintain athletic fields, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track areas and tennis courts.
  • Use hand tools and snow blowers to remove snow and ice from stairs, walks and ramps.
  • Operate motor equipment requiring a Class II commercial driver’s license and/or a hoisting license (or having the ability to obtain within 6 months) for the purpose of cleaning grounds, landscaping, snow and ice removal.
  • Install asphalt or concrete and other construction materials.

*This list is representative of those duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. However, the list is not to be considered all inclusive.

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • Ability to perform manual work and lift materials weighing 60 lbs. or less.
  • Ability to perform outdoor work in a variety of climate conditions.
  • Ability to respond to emergency call-in situations.
  • Ability to maintain campus lawns and flower beds.
  • Ability to prune and cultivate plants, shrubs and ornamental trees.
  • Ability to maintain athletic fields, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track areas and tennis courts.
  • Ability to use hand tools and snow blowers to remove snow and ice from stairs, walks and ramps.
  • Ability to operate motor equipment requiring a Class II commercial driver’s license and/or hoisting license (or having the ability to obtain within 6 months) for the purpose of clearing grounds, landscaping, snow and ice removal.
  • Ability to install asphalt or concrete and other construction materials.

*Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent plus two years of related experience in general groundskeeping, and a Class II commercial driver’s license, hoisting license (or having the ability to obtain both within 6 months) and a standard driver’s license.

JOB LOCATION (Place(s) where work is performed):

Brandeis Facilities

EQUIPMENT (Machine, devices, tools, etc., used in job performance):

• Shovels, rakes, lawn rollers, saws, pruners, hoses, trowels, tamps, hammers, pliers, brooms, mowers, hedge clippers, snow blowers, weeding machines, York rake, overseeder, fertilizer spreaders, trucks, heavy equipment and all snow equipment.


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