Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Gary, Indiana,
Internal Number: 301200
PHYSICAL PLANT (NW-PHYP-IUNWA)
The IU Northwest Physical Plant is a member of the University Community, maintains the physical environment and provides services to support the University in reaching its goal of excellence in education and public service. We promote well-being through an attractive and convenient environment conducive to learning. We provide service to our customers at the University and surrounding community in an efficient and timely fashion. We keep our buildings and grounds attractive, safe, clean and functioning properly.
Mows, trims and edges turf areas using riding mower, push mower, weed whip and edger. Mulches,weeds, removes thatch, aerates, and trims and edges around flower beds, walks, pathways and walls.Prepares planting beds with hand and power tools; integrates soil amendments; plants bulbs, flowers,ground covers, trees and shrubs; applies mulch. Prunes trees, shrubs, vines and hedges.
Applies seed, fertilizer and chemicals.
Rakes leaves. Performs snow and ice removal with hand tools and power equipment.
Participates in a variety of general maintenance tasks. Performs minor wall/drywall repair and painting; minor plumbing related repairs (faucet washers, clogged toilets, fountains, irrigation, etc).
Maintains parking lots and signage, clears storm water grates, paints curbs and stripes lots, and fills pot holes. Collects trash and items to be recycled.
Checks lighting fixtures and changes/replaces light bulbs.
Transports parts, tools, equipment, and materials.
May wash vehicles, checks and tops off fluid levels, and delivers vehicles for maintenance or servicing.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned, including general building maintenance duties.
Drives University vehicles as needed. Works any shift as needed.
Assists with snow removal activities as necessary.
High school diploma or GED
1 year of experience with landscape or grounds related work OR 1 year of experience with light general maintenance.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid drivers license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to represent the company with external constituents
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Strong verbal communication and listening skills
Ability to build strong customer relationships
Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems
Knowledge of tools, equipment, techniques, skills, materials, and methods of landscaping and maintenance of lawns and formal plantings
Ability to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Ability to operate riding and push mower, power tiller, power edger, weed whip, blower, sprayer, tractor, skid steer loader, dump-bed truck, basic hand and power tools, truck and trailer and string trimmer
Ability to perform minor maintenance of grounds-related equipment
Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds
Ability to apply seed, fertilizer and chemicals
May be required to acquire and maintain position-required certifications
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Must be available to work during inclement weather (i.e. snow and ice) when weather emergencies dictate that the department is needed to take care of the campus. 24-hour a day emergency response as needed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.
New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
Campus Safety and Security
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.