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Company Name : Kentwood Public Schools
Company Location : Kentwood, MI 49508
Job Position : Groundskeeper/Maintenance
Job Category : Jobs in Kentwood, MI 49508
Job Description :
Facilities and Operations/Groundskeeper/Maintenance
Facilities and Operations
Under the direction of the Manager of Facilities and Operations, this position is responsible for maintaining the assigned district’s building in such a state of operating excellence that they present no problems or interruptions to the education program.
The Groundskeeper/Maintenance personnel is responsible for providing the necessary leadership to keep the grounds and buildings of all assigned properties(s) clean, safe, functional and secure in accordance with prescribed codes and established District Policies and Standards.
Keep all district buildings and particularly all district athletic fields, turf areas, parking facilities, outdoor lighting, landscaping, all outdoor equipment, playgrounds, interior of buildings, exterior of buildings and building equipment in a condition of operating excellence so that full educational use of it may be made at all times. Responsible for maintaining the physical school plant in a condition of operating excellence so that full educational use of it may be made at all times.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (
Not limited to the areas listed below
Personally makes routine repairs and/or reports needed for repairs in writing to the Facilities and Operations Department
Projects a positive image for Kentwood Public Schools with his/her crew, whenever you come in contact with the public, guests or visitors on school sites.
Works closely with the Director of Athletics and/or administrators to be prepared for scheduled activities and unscheduled events as needed.
Works closely with crew to assure proper distribution of workload to maintain high standards of turf management.
Repair or installation of the following:
a. Lawn equipment
d. Athletic equipment
e. Masonary work
f. All areas of yards
g. Up-keep of yards, athletic fields, and playground equipment
h. Up-keep and maintenance of buildings and building equipment
Care and use of supplies and equipment:
a. Place all supplies in proper storage areas.
b. Notify the Manger of Facilities and Operations if supplies or materials are of inferior grade.
c. Be responsible for condition, safety, and proper operation of all mechanical equipment, oiling and greasing properly at regular intervals.
Notify the Manager of Facilities and Operations of any maintenance or repairs of equipment that cannot be handled by the grounds person.
Responsible to maintain an established preventive maintenance program to include associated records. The preventive maintenance program will identify daily, weekly, monthly, and annual duties.
Care of Grounds:
a. Shall be able to prepare and maintain athletic fields and turf including:
4. Lining fields for athletic contests
5. Dragging track and playing surfaces, including fill where necessary
6. Fertilize athletic fields and grounds in the spring, mid-summer, and fall or as directed.
b. Assure that all parking lot drains are cleaned at regular intervals and maintained in a satisfactory condition
c. Responsible for the cleanliness of sidewalks and steps, if required (Note: It is important to report needed repair of same)
d. Remove grass and weeds from walk edges, as necessary
e. Assure that all walks and steps are free from ice, snow, mud, dust, and other debris as required/assigned
f. Cut weeds and remove grass from parking areas, along fences, and around shrubbery, as needed
g. Remove debris from parking areas and grounds, as required
h. Responsible for the removal of snow from all driveways, parking lots, and school sidewalks and easements when directed to do so
i. Spread sand, salt or products to prevent slipping during snowy weather
j. Plant, prune and trim trees and shrubbery as directed, along with inspecting for insect damage.
k. Move supplies and equipment (district-wide) as directed
l. Pick up supplies, parts or equipment from vendors as directed
m. Inspect and make repairs to playground equipment
n. Supervise temporary employees (especially during summer) to see that they are in accordance with school district policies.
o. Responsible to maintain all buildings and all building equipment
Be on call as needed for emergency repairs, equipment monitoring, overtime, or special needs falling outside of the normal working hours.
The ability to complete your daily work, plus accommodate the students, parents, administration and staff.
All duties and procedures are to be performed within health safety standards as per OSHA and MIOSHA.
School District Emergency Procedures.
A person to be eligible for employment as a Groundskeeper/Maintenance shall have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience as are necessary for efficiency in the work.
The person must have the ability to operate, maintain, and make adjustments to various types of equipment, as needed.
It is desirable that the person be skilled in one or more of the turf and ground crafts, such as turf management, mechanics of equipment, herbicides, fertilizing, equipment operation, maintaining buildings and building equipment and have general knowledge of team building concepts.
Ability to pass a written and physical test. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education Policies.
Be able to know proper procedures, handbook rules, school schedule (i.e., practice times, game times – both home and away).
Maintain confidentiality pertaining to students and staff.
Required to perform some Saturday and Sunday work.
Shall be adaptable to working around children.
Ability to work in an economically, culturally and racially diverse environment.
Education and/or Experience:
Qualification Requirements: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a valid CDL driver’s license; minimum Class B license OR be willing to obtain within six months from the date of hire into the position.
Shall possess skills in maintaining school grounds in a manner acceptable to the general health, safety, and grounds maintenance standards of school buildings.
Must have the ability to operate, maintain, and make adjustments to the various equipment used to maintain turf, trees, shrubbery, and other landscape features.
a. Requires mechanical/trade skills.
b. Knowledge of grounds maintenance.
c. Knowledge of herbicides and fertilizers.
d. Knowledge of grounds equipment.
e. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
f. Ability to work in an economically, culturally, and racially diverse environment
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent. Five years of experience in the custodial field. Prior leadership experience. Basic computer knowledge, knowledge of building layouts, system and controls.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or knee reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools and climbs on to ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, such as cleaning supplies, pails and unloading trucks. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 80 lbs., such as salt and bulk furniture. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, bleachers, scrubbing machines, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
able to perform the following physical levels:
ACTIVITY PERFORMED 67-100% of TIME PER DAY
ACTIVITY PERFORMED 24%-66% or 2/3 OF DAY
ACTIVITY PERFORMED 10-30% or 1/3 OF DAY
ACTIVITY PERFORMED 1-10% or 1/6 OF DAY
FLOOR TO WAIST LIFT
WAIST TO SHOULDER LIFT
CARRY (Front carry)
PUSH (Horizontal tractive force)
POWER GRIP (Right)
POWER GRIP (Left)
HEAD/NECK (Static flexed position)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and will occasionally work outdoors. The employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment. The employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally will work in a loud area.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
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