The Groundsperson performs specific landscape maintenance duties within assigned areas, contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, esthetically pleasing, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.
Follows set schedule and performs work within assigned areas, including but not limited to:
Cutting grass with a self-propelled commercial mower
Preparing flower beds for planting, including operating a rototiller, digging, raking and leaf collection
Weeding, mulching and raking
Light pruning and clipping of shrubs and bushes
Assist with laying sod, transplanting trees and bushes and the installation of hard and soft landscaping
Collecting, handling and disposing of appropriately segregated waste and recycle streams
Trash and litter pick-up around grounds
Appropriately uses powered and non-powered equipment and tools
Follows training provided and instructions received from Group Leader/Supervisory staff concerning occupational health and environmental safety
Maintenance duties may vary depending on assignment of campus area and planned campus activities
Health and Safety
Use of workplace materials and powered/non-powered equipment and tools such as, trimmers, mowers, blowers and hand tools
Demonstrated ability to write and read procedures, guidelines, instructions and labels
The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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