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General Function

Performs a variety of moderately complex technical and custodial tasks related to maintaining the University's buildings, facilities, and grounds

Job Details

Functional Title

Building and Grounds Technician

Job Code


Classification Series

Building and Grounds






Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Operates heavy equipment which may include tractors, trucks, snow removal equipment, back hoes, trenchers, street sweepers, bushog, or carpet cleaning power van.
  • May operate portable power equipment including chain saws, blowers, mowers, and drapery/upholstery cleaning machines.
  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  • May perform minor carpet repair including repairing split seams and renailing tack strips.
  • May assist in the set up and break down for events; moves tables, chairs, staging and technical equipment; may assist with the maintenance and preparation of athletic fields and facilities.
  • May mix and apply various chemical solutions including herbicides, pesticides and cleaning solutions.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Building/Groups Supervisor-Senior, Horticulturist, Physical Facilities Manager, Building & Grounds Manager, or Manager PRD-Middletown

Direction Given: Occasional training and instruction of classified staff and occasional training and monitoring of student employees. May have functional guidance of student employees for various periods (i.e. summer).

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months of training beyond high school in equipment operation/maintenance and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires driver's license. May require pesticide applicator's license. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of groundskeeping operations
  • May require some knowledge of pesticide application techniques

Working Conditions

Frequent standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. Machinery may generate considerable noise and pose some element of personal risk.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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