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Job No. 146543

  • Job Title:
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Employer:
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Location:
  • Russellville , AR
  • Posting Date:
  • 12-May-2022
  • Description:
  • About Arkansas Tech:

    Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state-supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech provides a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at www.atu.edu/hr to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

    Position Summary:

    The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for grounds maintenance and general labor activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Performs grounds maintenance by mowing, edging, weeding, and trimming lawns and bushes, planting trees, and sodding yards.

    Collects and removes trash from lawn.

    Operates light to medium lawn equipment.

    Assists with work orders for special events and exhibits.

    Inspects tools and equipment. Performs minor equipment and vehicle repairs.

    Maintains equipment by oiling, greasing, sharpening blades, and performing other minor repairs and services vehicles which includes: filling with gas, changing oil, tune-ups, and washing.

    Assists with minor electrical repairs, remodeling of buildings, and performs minor carpentry duties such as hanging ceilings, replacing walls, and other carpentry duties.

    Performs other duties as assigned.



    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of methods and practices in skilled and unskilled trades.

    Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on various types of grounds keeping tools and equipment.

    Ability to receive, assign, and coordinate work activities.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience/on-the-job training in grounds keeping activities and/or the maintenance of lawn-care equipment.

    Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

    OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Five years general grounds maintenance experience.

    Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands:

    Russellville AR. Working conditions will primarily be outside in the elements. Commonly lifting, dragging, or holding 10+ pounds. All general PPE must be worn when mowing, removing leaves, line trimming, or any other related tasks.
  •  Contact information:
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Russellville, AR 72801
  • United States
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