The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for grounds maintenance and general labor activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Performs grounds maintenance by mowing, edging, weeding, and trimming lawns and bushes, planting trees, and sodding yards. Collects and removes trash from lawn.
Operates light to medium lawn equipment.
Assists with work orders for special events and exhibits.
Inspects tools and equipment. Performs minor equipment and vehicle repairs.
Maintains equipment by oiling, greasing, sharpening blades, and performing other minor repairs and services vehicles which includes: filling with gas, changing oil, tune-ups, and washing.
Assists with minor electrical repairs, remodeling of buildings, and performs minor carpentry duties such as hanging ceilings, replacing walls, and other carpentry duties.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:
Operating, lifting and carrying a variety of lawn equipment, lifting and carrying cumbersome items, and working in varied weather conditions is required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of methods and practices in skilled and unskilled trades. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on various types of grounds keeping tools and equipment. Ability to receive, assign, and coordinate work activities.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience/on-the-job training in grounds keeping activities and/or the maintenance of lawn-care equipment.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.