Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 300347
FACILITY OPERATIONS-IUB (BL-PHYP-IUBLA)
The mission of the IU Bloomington Facility Operations is to operate and maintain a high-quality physical environment to enhance student learning, faculty teaching, and research. We serve other non-academic departments and we support the University's service to the community and citizens of Indiana.
We are a service organization dedicated to the success and satisfaction of Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors. Our responsibilities include maintenance, operation, and improvement of buildings, grounds, and utility systems, custodial care, and engineering support.
Our staff members are our most valuable asset. Each individual is a team member who contributes to the decision-making process. We seek creative and innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs. We set high service standards, and we reward superior effort and results. We promote the personal growth of our staff through education and training.
Our goal is to provide reliable and timely service at a competitive cost. We use proven technology to increase our capabilities. We solicit feedback to help determine the quality of our services. We maintain a safe campus environment, and we attempt to exceed governmental regulations. We conduct planning activities to achieve the most desirable future for our customers and our organization.
Propagates, maintains and nurtures young plant stock. Monitors nursery and greenhouse stock for pest and disease. Applies chemicals as necessary.
Performs landscape installation tasks and assists supervisor in the operation and maintenance of nursery and greenhouses
Installs landscape designs by planting a variety of materials (trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.)in accordance with blueprints, drawings, sketches, or design specifications.
Prunes and shapes trees, shrubs and other plants for most desirable appearance using pruners, limb saws, hedge shears, and loppers.Waters, fertilizes, and mulches plants.
Operates loader and mixer to prepare soil mixes and amendments. Operates multiple types of garden machinery and performs basic preventive maintenance.
Assists supervisor with implementing seasonal projects by coordinating tasks of other helpers. Helps supervisor with planning work schedules.
Monitors plant stock for pest and disease. Applies appropriate treatments when necessary including pesticide, fungicide, miticide, etc. Maintains records of chemical usage.
Performs grounds maintenance work including weeding, seeding, mowing, snow removal and other seasonal tasks.
High school diploma or GED
2 years Greenhouse production
2 years landscape or grounds-related maintenance experience with an emphasis on annual and perennial bed care
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES
Valid Driivers license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire
Proficient communication skills
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.