Job Description

Extended Job Title
Senior Grounds Technician

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
202511 - Bldg Maint and Op Ama

Position Description
Performs manual work in the operation of heavy, medium, and light mobile equipment, and the maintenance of all such equipment used in the Grounds Maintenance Department. May act as crew leader in the absence of the foreman.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Serve as equipment operator to perform mowing, edging, pruning, fertilization, debris removal, landscaping enhancement duties, and construction tasks.  This position will also service and repair grounds irrigation systems and all grounds keeping equipment used in performing their duties. 

Grant Funded?

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Preferred Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of tools, equipment operation, materials, and methods to properly conduct grounds maintenance.  Thorough knowledge of irrigation systems, controllers, sprinklers, and plumbing components.  Ability to understand and follow instructions,
directions and simple plans, sketches and drawings.  Thorough knowledge on proper horticultural practices in maintaining facilities grounds. Three years experience in commercial grounds maintenance.  Thorough knowledge on care of turfs, trees, ornamentals, and ground covers.  Thorough knowledge of operation and maintenance of lawn equipment, such as tractors, edgers, tillers, etc.

HSC - Amarillo

Bldg Maint and Op Ama

Required Attachments
Professional/Personal References

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

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EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
8th grade education or equivalent plus three years related experience including some in the campus Grounds Maintenance Dept. Commercial drivers license or willingness to obtain such a license. Additional job related experience may substitute on a year-by-year basis for required education as long as applicant possesses desired written skills.

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