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Grounds Equipment Operator

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USD $23.22/Hr. - USD $30.62/Hr.

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Grounds Equipment Operator

University of California Los Angeles

Budgeted Pay Scale:

Full Salary Range:
USD $23.22/Hr. - USD $30.62/Hr.

Department Summary

At UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services (H&HS), you become part of UCLA's tradition of excellence by providing quality housing, dining, and hospitality services to student-residents, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. We believe there's more to a job than simply being employed. In addition to competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and retirement plans, H&HS team members enjoy significant opportunities for professional and personal growth in a supportive work environment. No matter what your role, you will join more than 2,600+ H&HS team members who understand that our motto Hospitality First! means that a warm, gracious attitude makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve. AMAZING BENEFITS Starting Day One!
Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Grounds Supervisor, the Grounds Equipment Operator is responsible for the daily cleanliness and upkeep of the hard surfaces on the exterior areas of Housing & Hospitality facilities (approximately 20 acres of building and exterior space). Approximately 70% of the Grounds Equipment Operator time will be spent performing cleaning duties requiring the use of drivable cleaning equipment such as mid-size street sweeper, hard surface scrubbers, fork-lifts and high pressure washers. The remaining 30% of their work time will be spent in performing various cleaning duties in public areas including practicing customer service, sweeping, mopping, collecting and disposing of trash. The Grounds Equipment Operator is responsible for securing outside entry doors and reporting suspicious individuals or circumstances to campus police or to immediate supervisor. The Grounds Equipment Operator must carry a valid California Drivers' License to operate equipment and will be responsible for the routine maintenance of each piece, including ensuring fuel and fluid levels.

Salary & Compensation

*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.

  • 1-2 years Experience in fundamental janitorial and custodial procedures. (Required)
  • Ability to communicate in English sufficiently and to understand simple work instructions and to impart information. Ability to read labels on cleaning solutions, written directions and work schedules. (Required)
  • Ability to write Basic English words and phrases in order to complete forms regarding work to be done. (Required)
  • Ability to interact politely and courteously with University staff, guests and residents. (Required)
  • Ability to recognize when public areas are adequately neat and clean. (Required)
  • Skill in operating a variety of industrial and/or janitorial equipment including hard surface scrubbers, steam cleaner, gas or electric bower and street sweeper. (Required)
  • Ability to properly use, control and inventory equipment and supplies. (Required)
  • Ability to work independently or with others as directed or assigned. (Required)
  • Ability to work overtime, swing shifts or weekends as assigned in order to meet operational needs. (Required)
  • Ability to perform various custodial duties that involve walking, standing, climbing stairs and ladders, stooping and crouching. Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds. (Required)
  • Valid California drivers license required. (Required)

  • Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations

  • California Driver's License Current (Required)

  • Special Conditions for Employment

  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
  • Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.
  • Pre-Placement Physical: Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory physical examination.
  • Driving Record: The position is subject to the California DMV "Pull Notice System" and continued employment is contingent upon proof of a satisfactory driving record.
  • Back-lifting Exam (Required)

  • Schedule

    4:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Union/Policy Covered

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