Groundskeeper

University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC (30+ days ago)

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Under the general direction of the Grounds Supervisor, the Groundskeeper performs services and maintenance of the campus grounds for the university. The Groundskeeper’s key responsibilities include:

Campus Grounds & Greenspace Maintenance

Maintains existing grounds and landscaping on all campus locations by operating hand and powered maintenance equipment which includes by priority, watering, weeding, mowing, edging, mulching, shearing, pruning, spraying, and fertilizing activities
Maintains general appearance, cleanliness, and safety of campus grounds, parking lots, exterior entrances, patios, and walkways
Performs minor repairs to hardscape

Parking Lot Maintenance

Re-grades gravel parking lots with a tractor on a quarterly basis
Maintains, installs, removes, and re-locates sign posts and signs as required
Responsible for keeping catch basins and parking drains clear from obstruction to prevent blockages and potential flooding
Performs daily safety checks

Equipment & Repairs

Operates a variety of heavy duty equipment for grounds maintenance, renovations, and snow removal
Performs minor servicing on fleet vehicles
Troubleshoots and diagnoses grounds equipment operations; performs repairs as able

Logistics

Recommends suitable plant material for landscaping renovation projects and development of new landscape areas in collaboration with the Grounds Supervisor
Purchases and transports fuel, raw materials, and equipment between campuses
Reviews and completes work orders
Monitors and carries out established preventative maintenance procedures on a yearly cycle

Emergency Response

Assists in performing building evacuation procedures and subject to emergency call-out work
Performs snow removal services as required

Qualifications
Certificate in Landscape Horticulture from a recognized institution. Two (2) years related experience in grounds and turf maintenance, grounds keeping, and/or green industry (preferably at a large institution). A valid drivers’ license is required and a valid pesticide applicator’s license is preferred. First Aid training desirable. Experience in coordinating and monitoring of contracted landscaping services is desirable.