Grounds and Utility Maintenance Worker

Job description

Category:: Facilities Management
Department:: Facilities
Locations:: Pella, IA
Posted:: Apr 30, 2021
Closes:: May 28, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Hourly
Position ID:: 130582

About Central College:

Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America that began in 1916. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.

Job Description:

Responsible to the Grounds/Utility Team Supervisor for performing a variety of grounds and maintenance tasks.

Grounds & Utility Maintenance:

Responsible for college ground maintenance.

Including, but not limited to - mowing grass, edging sidewalks, planting trees, flowers, and shrubs, trimming, watering landscaping plantings, raking leaves, etc.
Snow & ice removal; spread anti-skid material.
Trash and recycling pick up.

Responsible for furniture/office moves and event set-up and tear down in coordination with the Director of Purchasing and Facilities Services.
Perform minor maintenance on landscaping equipment such as sharpening blades, tightening belts, and greasing bearings.
Make on and off campus deliveries, coordinating with Central Stores Coordinator.
Other Maintenance duties as assigned (such as painting, changing filters, etc.).

Shift hours may vary, including evenings, weekends, and college closure periods.


High School graduate or GED and 2 years' experience as a bus driver.
Ability to lift, pull or push 50-100 pounds; climb and use a ladder.
Ability to operate a truck, tractor, mover, forklift, chainsaw, snow blower, and other miscellaneous equipment.
CDL with Passenger & Air brake endorsement is required.
Medical Certificate (in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations).
Confirmed negative pre-employment drug test.
Must have a safe driving record.
Good knowledge of Iowa Driver's Manual and DOT's A Motor Carrier's Guide to Improving Highway Safety.
Ability to communicate effectively and exercise good human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the college community.
Compliance with all applicable DOT regulations, including submission to drug and alcohol testing.
Candidates are also subject to a background investigation.
Must be willing and available for evening and weekend work.

Additional Information:

Central College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a drug-free and smoke-free campus.

A post-offer background check may be completed, per campus policy.

Application Instructions:

Contact the Human Resources department at Central with application questions by calling 641-628-5199 or emailing [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 5/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time