Groundskeeper, Physical Plant
NEOMED - Rootstown, OH

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Reports to the Supervisor of Physical Plant Services, with the responsibility of carrying out and performing grounds maintenance functions and Physical Plant services.

Basic Function
Perform grounds/landscaped maintenance. Mowing, trimming,edging and aerating campus lawns; pruning and planting of trees, flowers and shrubs. Apply pesticide for weed and pest control; remove snow and ice from walkways and parking areas; apply ice melting products;police entire campus for trash and debris. Be on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Possible weekend work and shift adjustments.

Essential Duties
Performs mowing, trimming, edging and aerating of campus lawn. performs pesticide applications in accordance with manufacturer’s label and the Ohio department of Agriculture to control weeds and insects in the landscape and throughout the campus. Police campus grounds; keep campus clean and free or debris. Change and clean campus refuse containers. maintain, renovate and or build campus landscaping. Remove snow and ice for safety. Performs general custodial maintenance of grounds garages,areas of the physical plant, tools and equipment and assist auto mechanic when needed. Performs related duties as required; instructs student assistants or other University employees in grounds procedures. Be on call 24/7. Possible weekend work and shift adjustments.

Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma. Valid State of Ohio vehicle operator’s license required. Minimum 6 months employment related grounds/landscaping experience. Commercial Applications License within one year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands
Ability to perform duties outdoors exposed to variable weather conditions. Ability to read and write and accurately follow written and/or oral instructions. Ability to lift 70 lbs.