Laborer assists and performs work involving physical labor that includes grounds maintenance and upkeep, moving and hauling and setting up for special events. Grounds maintenance and upkeep includes cutting grass, edging walks, blowing, planting, pruning, weeding, policing, sanitation(trash), leaf removal, snow-ice removal, as well as moving and hauling, event set ups and breakdowns. Position operates hand tools and small engine equipment (i.e. weed eaters, blowers, push mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers). Position is not required to operate large motorized grounds equipment (i.e., riding mowers/zero turns, walk-behind, tractors, dump truck, trailers). The incumbent must understand oral and written instructions of work assignments and carry out task; duties must be performed mindful of work safety techniques. The incumbent also performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Physical Plant is responsible for providing services relative to buildings and grounds maintenance, utilities,transportation, trash removal, central receiving, recycling, and moving and hauling. In addition, the Physical Plant has expanding responsibilities that include providing support services for the instruction and research programs to achieve the University's mission, goals and objectives. The Physical Plant maintains, improves and expands all campus buildings, campus image and educational opportunities for all people. More specifically, the functions involve energy conservation, building renovation/repair, occupational safety and health, event planning, motor pool and equipment maintenance/repair, motor fleet and housekeeping services to 40 academic buildings, 15 research buildings, 15 residence halls, 19 farm buildings and 21 support facilities. Moreover, the Grounds Department provides a maintenance program for the University's 200 acre campus, 800 acre farm, and other local off-campus properties, natural landscape features and the athletic complex. Services include sanitation, grounds care and maintenance, landscaping and moving/hauling.
Internal job number: 004980
Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special certification may be required for some of these positions.
High school graduate with at least one year of experience in performing a variety of grounds maintenance tasks; moving and hauling furniture and materials.
Ability to perform manual tasks – walking, bending, pushing, pulling and lifting for an extended period of time while completing assignments; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to use tools with care and store properly.
N.C. driver's license preferred.
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!