Skilled Laborer/Physical Plant Grounds Manageme...

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Amherst, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.


Job Description:

GRADE 10                     TUES-SAT 7AM-3PM (RDOs Sun&Mon)

Provides for the care of maintenance of lawns, trees, shrubs, flower beds, walks, roadways and parking lots.


Requirements:

  • Ability to use and make minor repairs to small tools and simple mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to operate tools used in landscape maintenance including chain saws, string trimmers, etc.
  • Ability to operate light dump trucks and related equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the types and uses of common hand tools.
  • Ability to perform manual labor of a semi-skilled nature.
  • Ability to use and make minor repairs to small tools and simple mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to operate tools used in landscape maintenance including chain saws, string trimmers, etc.
  • Ability to operate light dump trucks and related equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods and under varying climatic conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively in the identification, planting, care, maintenance and trimming of plant materials, including, but not limited to annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs and trees, as well as transplanting plant material and basic landscape operations.
  • Must be capable of operating landscaping equipment, performing repeated heavy lifting, climbing ladders and digging.
  • LICENSE AND/OR  CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Hoisting License Class "2B" Required
  • Class"B" Driver's License Preferred
  • Tank Vehicle Endorsement Preferred
  • Air Brake Endorsement Preferred
  • Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator's License Preferred
  • MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    • Must possess at least one year's experience in landscape maintenance.


    Additional Information:

    • Hoisting License Class "2B" Required

    On-Campus applicants are defined as Amherst Campus non-student employees

    The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


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