Building & Grounds Worker

University of Minnesota - Morris   Morris, MN   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 22, 2021

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota Morris Facilities Management and Residential Life is seeking a Building and Ground Worker. This position is a twelve-month, 30 hours per week/75% time, Monday - Friday and reports to the Facilities Operations Supervisor. This position is represented by a bargaining unit: Teamsters.

The qualifications are as follows:

Required Qualifications
Ability to read and write English. This person must be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to shoulder height.

Physical and/or environmental requirements

Bending, stooping, shoveling, mopping, vacuuming, standing, climbing stairs repeatedly in an 8 hour shift.
Working with cleaning chemicals is done on a daily basis.
Working with cleaning equipment, both manual and automatic.
Working in elevations, on a ladder or in a lift to wash windows, change light bulbs, etc. as needed.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
About the Job
Promotional priority for Teamsters runs from 6/24/2021 through 7/1/2021

Purpose of the position
Provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment for the students, employees and guests of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Perform custodial and general maintenance for Facilities Management and Residential Life supported buildings on campus. UMM faculty and staff demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity and the ability to work effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experience.

Job duties
This person shall perform grounds keeping work on University campuses. Sweeps and shovels snow and debris from steps and sidewalks. Mows and waters lawns; cleans leaves and debris from lawns and shrubbery.

• Daily cleaning in an academic setting - Time 80%
Includes scrubbing floors with scrubbing machine, mopping floors, stripping and waxing floors, vacuuming and extracting carpets, cleaning restrooms, walls, windows, mirrors, and fixtures, polishes chrome finishes, collects waste paper, and replenishes supplies. Changes lights/fixtures which can be reached by a 12-foot ladder
• Sweeps and shovels snow and remove other debris from steps and sidewalks - Time 10%
• Set ups for special events or projects and other duties assigned- Time 10%

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