Equipment Operator (999741) Parking System-Landscape

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10518717 Wichita State University Full-time 12.72 Wichita, KS 11/27/2017
Employees in this position use a variety of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and power equipment, including all of the following: For beginners, small transports, pickup trucks, wheelbarrows, hoses, hoes, rakes, shovels, pruners, saws, spreaders, blowers, roto tillers, sprayers, push mowers, weed whips, and edgers. With training, employees may work with power trimmers, chainsaws, sod cutters, forklifts, skid steers, stump grinder, brush chipper, riding mower, tractors with implements, dump trucks, (often fitted with snow plows and sand spreaders), rope and saddle climbing gear, tree spade, and street sweeper. Employee must learn safe and correct operation of this equipment when required by Supervisors. Operators manuals are available for all the equipment; they must be read and followed. Training will be done with supervisors. Employees will mix and apply pesticides. Application methods include small and large sprayers for liquid mixes, spreaders for granular products and injections for trees. Worker must be able to comprehend and follow pesticide label instructions at all times. Off label use of pesticides will not be tolerated, and may be cause for suspension and or dismissal. Employee must communicate with supervisors on a daily basis regarding tasks planned and cooperate with supervisor in meeting departmental goals. Employee must consistently be available to supervisors by staying in their assigned work area, or communicating their intent and reason to be elsewhere. For no reason shall an employee leave the campus during the workday without prior notification being given to supervisor. Employee must maintain high standards of quality work and productivity. Employee must behave in such a way as to promote good morale and cooperation with co workers and interact with them in a way that doesnt impede their ability to do their jobs. Employee is expected to support diversity, and treat all co- workers with respect. Employee is expected, as they learn WSUs standards and methods, to take on more of the daily responsibilities of managing their landscapes, anticipating needs and tending to routine tasks as they arise, while keeping supervisors informed of progress, problems and needs in their areas. Employee will usually report to the supervisors in Ornamentals, but occasionally employee will be required to assist Turf, or the Greenhouse under the oversight of the supervisors of those divisions. Duty percentages vary, and will rise or fall due to seasonal changes, special projects that arise, and level of skill attained by the employee. Work may be reviewed daily by supervisors for the purpose of improving safe practices, efficiency and quality. Annual Performance Management reviews and midyear Performance Planning sessions will be conducted by Landscape technician. Minimum Education Completion of 8th school grade required. Minimum Experience Six months experience in the operation of light to heavy equipment used in landscape maintenance, construction, materials handling, or agricultural work. One year experience working with plants as a primary duty. Knowledge, skills and abilities Employee should possess knowledge of plant identification, of general landscape maintenance. Employee should be physically able to use hand tools and powered tools for digging, weeding and cultivating. Employee must be able to safely and efficiently operate light to heavy equipment, have a thorough knowledge of traffic regulations, and stay current with new equipment and with new problems and solutions in the green industry. Employee should be physically able to use rope and saddle climbing and rigging techniques to accomplish tree maintenance tasks. Ability to read, write and communicate clearly in English is necessary. Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations Valid KS Drivers License Current or former holders of Commercial Pesticide applicators Certificate will be preferred. Current or former certification through the Kansas Arborist Association will be preferred. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

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