GROUNDS CREW LEAD
LocationUW Stout;Menomonie, WI
JOB TITLE: Grounds Crew Lead
DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management
APPOINTMENT PERCENTAGE (FTE): 100%
ANTICIPATED START DATE: 4/1/2021
60% Coordinate daily work for groundskeeping staff.
Lead seasonal student staff.
Coordinate landscape installations including supply orders.
Fertilize, seed, aerate, water and spray pesticides on turf, trees and shrubs.
Trim woody and herbaceous plant material and remove and dispose of dead and infected plant material.
Plant woody and herbaceous plant material as required.
Operate various equipment efficiently and safely. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, mowers, front end loaders, dump trucks, utility tractors and attachments.
25% Snow removal of walks, parking lots, drives and parking lots.
Plow, broom, blow and hand shovel snow as needed.
Operate Holders, tractors, end loaders, sanders and spreaders and other equipment assigned.
Salt and Sand as needed.
Ability to work 15 hours in a 24-hour period.
15% Perform Miscellaneous tasks as directed
Follow all safety procedures and report any unsafe conditions to your supervisor.
Utilize environmentally friendly practices.
Perform minor repair and preventive maintenance on equipment
Report all equipment problems to your Supervisor and the Mechanic.
Accurately record all your work time in TMA and HRS. Accurately record all fuel and supply usage on proper forms.
Maintain ability to operate computers and required software.
Respond to emergencies, when available, outside of normal work hours
Assist other units of Physical Plant as directed by your supervisor.
Other duties as assigned by your supervisor
1 year of employment in the horticulture industry leading a crew.
Excellent verbal and written communciaiton skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills in working with a diverse community.
Working knowledge of desktop hardware and standard business software programs (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database) and the Internet.
Have the ability to delegate and prioritize work on a daily basis.
Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness.
Work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts.
3 years’ as a landscape or grounds crew lead.
State of Wisconsin certified pesticide applicators license.
3 years’ experience in turf management using horticultural best practices.
Experience in commercial snow removal.
Experience operating various turf maintenance and snow removal equipment.
Ability to obtain a driver’s authorization from the University of Wisconsin Stout.
Must pass the essential job function test.