Trades/Maintenance Technician, Grounds (Multiple Opportunities)
Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Pima Community College 

Pima Community College Named 5th Best Employer to Work for in Arizona

Position Title: Trades/Maintenance Technician, Grounds (Multiple Opportunities)

Department: West Campus

Rate of Pay: Non-Exempt - Band 1, $16.15 - $20.19

Closed Date: Next Review, October 30, 2022 


Position Summary:

The Trades Maintenance Technician, Grounds, is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to semi-skilled, routine grounds keeping. Grounds Technicians keep the appearance of our campuses, structures and facilities clean and beautiful.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform minor irrigation actives; and repair up to two inch water lines including: unplugging or replacing sprinklers heads, adjusts controller program for turf condition waters trees and shrubs, and flowers
  • Use various small equipment
  • Control weeds by manually removing or through the use of approved pesticides
  • Trim, prune and shear trees, shrubs and ground covers; rake and remove debris
  • Ensure the reseeding and mowing of grounds and sports turf
  • Remove litter and garbage from parking lots, landscape areas and walks
  • Perform basic maintenance and repair small and heavy equipment
  • Assist with set ups and take down for special events
  • Assist with inventory of supplies and equipment and obtaining items as directed
  • Perform data entry input using the computerized maintenance management system
  • Prepare athletic fields for competition by performing turf and infield maintenance
  • Inspect equipment for preventative maintenance to ensure safety
  • May perform manual-labor duties, such as moving furniture
  • Operate College motor vehicles and heavy equipment
  • Read schematic drawings and/or construction drawings
  • Use safe work practices, to include proper lifting and carrying methods
  • Follow applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Communicate clearly both orally and in writing sufficient to receive and convey instructions to perform the duties of the job
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills with coworkers, supervisors, the College community, and the general public
  • Operate as part of a team, to include cross-training with other operations and maintenance staff

Job Requirements:
  • High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED) and
  • One year of grounds keeping experience and
  • Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License and demonstration of an acceptable driving record and
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain in 6 months an Applicators License with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Pest Management Division and
  • Successful candidate must meet minimum medical testing requirements as determined in a physical examination that includes a lift test
  • Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Basic general maintenance techniques, including: plumbing, electrical, and grounds
  • Basic repair and preventative maintenance
  • Use of equipment and tools typical in assigned area, including climbing ladders
  • Operation of wheeled vehicles
  • Use and operation of a variety of hand and power tools
  • Applicable driving laws and regulations
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment
  • Record keeping principles
  • Safe work practices and procedures, to include reading Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Exceptional customer service principles
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
Physical Requirements:
  • Positions in this class typically require, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, feeling, talking hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Incumbents may be subject to moving mechanical parts, electrified equipment, vibrations, fumes, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, low lighting, workspace restrictions, loud or prolonged noises, and travel
  • Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather. Exposure to all elements of the weather. Temperature may reach as high as 110 degrees during the summers. Exposure to hazards from heat, chemicals, fumes power equipment and manual equipment

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