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Facilities Management/Grounds Shop
Groundskeeper 1
  Responsible to the Grounds Foreman to properly complete as required the installation, continual care of, and maintenance of all landscape and turf areas of the entire campus and college property. This work is to be done in a manner that helps create a safe and enjoyable environment for students, staff, and the entire community.
  1.  Learn and perform routine maintenance tasks (mowing, watering, seeding, fertilizing, and preparing soil) and assist others in more advanced tasks.
  2.  Learn to operate hand and general power equipment. Also, develop a working knowledge of the preventive maintenance required for this equipment.
  3.  Be in good general health, able to work in all types of weather, not susceptible to allergic reaction from chemical substances or common environmental factors. Begin to acquire formal professional skills through seminars, community colleges, extension studies and personal study.
  4.  Supervise and train part-time workers.
  5.  Keep all tools and equipment clean, identified, and in good repair; keep all work areas clean and safe.
  6.  Respond to campus emergencies during and after regular work hours as requested (this includes snow removal).
  7.  Use reasonable safety precautions to prevent injury to yourself and your co-workers or damage to college property.
  8.  Remove snow and ice, using the following: hand shovels and/or ice scrapers, power snow blowers, vehicle-mounted plows, blowers or brushes, and chemical ice melters or salt.
  9.  Report to the foreman of the grounds shop, or, if assigned to another staff member’s project, report to that individual.
  10.  Always be courteous to “customers” and perform your duties in a servant-like manner.
  11.  Conduct yourself ethically at all times.
  12.  Strive to enhance the image of Wheaton College and of the Physical Plant Department by the way you live your life.
  13.  Perform other duties as assigned.
  1.  Have and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  2.  Take and pass the Illinois Pesticide General Standard Test every three years.
  3.  Be able to work effectively in a service-oriented environment where priorities may frequently change.

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