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Title Groundskeeper
Job ID 12S-1103
Division/Department College services
Campus/Site King
Job Classification Support
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Custodial /Grounds Supervisor the incumbent performs work in tasks usually associated with one or more of the skilled trades in the installation, maintenance, repair and general upkeep of grounds, equipment and facilities. The incumbent is responsible to work with a team of Groundskeepers to maintain Campus grounds by landscaping flower beds and planters, removing fallen limbs and cutting back trees, cleaning and maintaining the appearance of driveways, parking lots and grounds as well as winter snow maintenance.
Responsibilities • Provides a timely response to assigned work orders to maintain a safe and efficient environment.
• Performs landscaping duties: line trimming, planting gardens, raking, cutting /pruning trees and shrubs and grass cutting duties at five campuses using ride-on equipment and manual equipment.
• Collects garbage from parking lots, entrances and grounds and supports Seneca’s recycling program by collecting and operating an in-vessel composter.
• Washes equipment and/or buildings by operating an electric power spray washer.
• Performs minor repairs to asphalt/concrete using pre-mix bonding agents including repairs to roads, sidewalks and parking spaces.
• Conducts general equipment maintenance, lubricating and cleaning machinery and reporting any equipment malfunctions.
• Installs miscellaneous equipment to power vehicles, such as plows and grass cutting equipment.
• Drives heavy equipment such as a dump truck, back hoe, farm tractor.
• Repairs, replaces and paints wooden fences/railing and installs sign posts and signs.
• Maintains pathways; clears roadways of any fallen trees, branches, etc.
• Uses manual lifting devise and chain saw or other cutting devices to remove dead or aged trees.
• Performs welding repairs to hand rails, stairs and bike racks.
• Responsible for snow removal using various snow plows, snow blowers and or snow shovels.
• Responsible for spreading ice-melter on roads, sidewalks and entrances using a tow behind salt spreader or shovel.
• Conducts preventative maintenance to building, structures and fixtures within the context of the campus operation.
• Performs carpentry work such as painting, cutting, sawing and fabricating fixtures.
• Maintains and affixes traffic signs and curb stones, interlocking bricks and repairing and painting wooden barriers, railings, posts and parking gates.
• Moves equipment and furniture across or within campuses.
• Assists as required in the set-up of tables, chairs and stages and removes scrap metal.
• Monitors the performance and assists with training a team of summer co-op students and ensures part-time employees follow all safety procedures.
Qualifications • A minimum of a Secondary School Diploma is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of 2 years practical experience involving snow removal and groundskeeping maintenance and associated equipment, including at least 1 year of experience working with welding and torch cutting equipment is required.
• Must possess a valid class DZ driver’s licence and ability to maintain same, along with a Heavy Equipment Operator license and a Chainsaw Operator Certificate.
• Strong judgement, time management, organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to coordinate workload and prioritize tasks.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) are essential as well as the ability to interact effectively within the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population.
• General knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS and policies and procedures.

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires medium to heavy physical effort (lifting up to 20 kg or 44 lbs); dealing with difficult and extreme weather conditions and handling of hazardous substances.

NOTE: A practical assessment will be administered during the recruitment process.
Hourly Wage Rate Payband E: Start rate $23.09 , Maximum rate $26.76
Weekly Hours of Work 40 hours (overtime as required). Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Required Date As Soon as Possible
Posting Date December 6, 2012 External
Closing Date December 12, 2012
To Apply Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
 
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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