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Our Grounds Department is searching for a motivated and hard-working
individual to join their team!
This position is covered by the UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement. At the
end of the probationary period employees will be required to pay union dues
per article 1 of the agreement.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for
supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork,
and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings
and participate in the performance evaluation process.
As a S06 Landscape Equipment Operator, you will operate a wide variety of
landscape, maintenance and/or construction equipment and motorized wheeled
vehicles including commercial trucks and tractors under 25,000 lbs. to support
campus grounds activities. You'll also perform manual labor for general
landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction tasks, including turf
maintenance, plant maintenance, litter control, snow removal, and other
duties. Other duties will include promptly reporting unsafe conditions or
damage to campus landscape, equipment, or facilities.
This position is subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
to handle emergencies, especially snow related emergencies. It is also subject
to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early
mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) to meet seasonal work demands. It
is possible to have to work in weather related extremes of high and low
temperatures or snow and rain for extended periods and you may come into
contact with sewage and dead animals, bees/stings, pollen and other
What we need:
High School diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of three years experience with landscape maintenance, landscape
construction, and related equipment operation, to include a minimum of one
year experience operating motorized landscape and snow removal equipment.
Valid motor vehicle operator license required. CDL B license required or
must obtain within 6 months of hire.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test and be subject to random drug and
Excellent interpersonal (oral and written) skills in order to interact
with a diverse range of people.
Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
A strong customer service orientation while providing a helpful and
friendly approach to serving the campus community.
Is motivated to learn and takes initiative to be proactive.
Must have experience in leading teams.
Demonstrated experience utilizing independent judgment and problem solving
to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
What we'd prefer:
Experience in landscape maintenance and snow removal in a commercial or
high volume residential landscape setting preferred.
Possession of a CDL B license prior to employment is a plus.
This is a union position within the United Auto Workers bargaining unit
(UAW). The hire rate of pay is $20.44/hr.
We hope you appreciate great benefits!
Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for
our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
We offer competitive compensation, including: health insurance, generous
employer contribution to employer 403b retirement plan.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to
wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail
brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-
year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time
Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and
Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program .
We invite you to follow this link to get more information:
https: // hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.
Please note the VISA sponsorship and relocation support is not available for
-Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
-Acute concentration/ eye-hand coordination
University Job Title:
Equip Oper S06
United Auto Workers
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