Applications are being accepted for a Laborer position in Facilities Services. This position reports to the Chief, Groundskeeping Services.
Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned. Employees are expected to use equipment to manufacturer and University standards and to comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations. New employees are required to complete safety training within 6 months of employment.
Move equipment, furniture and bleachers using proper lifting techniques and tools.
Remove trash from campus streets, parking lots, lawns and sidewalks.
Grade and backfill trenches and holes.
Snow removal duties as assigned.
Mow grass with small tractor, push or riding mower; trim edges with edgers, weed whips, etc.
Trim trees, prune and rake.
Paint sports fields.
Provide service support for campus events.
REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Stable/continuous work history. Experience in lawn maintenance. Ability to move and/or maneuver materials and equipment weighing as much as 80 pounds; operate motorized equipment, mechanical hand tools, and light to heavy duty construction and maintenance equipment; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; work from a ladder; perform manual labor and work outside in environmental conditions in all seasons. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety; practices followed in the care, routine maintenance and safe operation of trucks, tractors, mowers and other light to heavy duty equipment. Valid Kansas driver’s license with acceptable driving record under University standards.
PREFERRED: Experience and/or training in construction equipment operation.
Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application to email@example.com or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Review of applications will begin December 23, 2013, and continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified. Entry rate is $9.25 per hour. Excellent fringe benefits package. Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.