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Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 5316116
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Lead Grounds Technician - Farm Crew
Grounds Maintenance

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 next level supervision.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Observe entire grounds and identify and document all problems and/or hazards.
  • This is an essential personnel position. You will need to be available for on call duty for emergency maintenance or to assist in campus preparation due to inclement weather or hazardous weather conditions.
  • Start engines, move throttles, switches, or levers, or depress pedals to operate machines, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.
  • Maintain all aspects of grounds including turf, irrigation systems, fences, trees, shrubs, ground covers, walkways, and hardscapes.
  • Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, or related equipment.
  • Drive, maneuver and service equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, or rocks to distribute and level earth or terrain.

Required Qualifications
10th 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.

Preferred Qualifications
Class A Commercial Driver's License

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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