Penn State Health Group Leader Maintenance Worker/Horticulture-Facilities Bldg in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: Varied

Minimum Hourly Rate: $17.14

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible to assign, assist, instruct and check the work of Maintenance Worker General B employees and other assigned staff in landscape and grounds keeping duties while adhering to departmental/organizational standards as well as incorporating best practices, procedures and techniques of the landscaping and grounds keeping professionals. Assign and assist with snow removal activities as required. Perform all campus landscaping and grounds keeping duties to provide a safe, environmentally responsible and pleasing campus environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Associates Degree in urban forestry, horticulture, arboriculture or a closely related field and 1 year of related experience or 2-4 years of demonstrated commercial/institutional experience and knowledge related to ability to use various tools, best practices, terminology and safety precautions of the landscaping and grounds keeping field required.

2 years in a lead role with prior experience training others in related field/equipment/tools/best practices required.

Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Must have and must maintain a valid drivers license and provide an MVR annually.

Requires a Pesticide Applicators License category core & #23.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.

Excellent customer service skills required.

Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

Must be able to read, comprehend and follow simple verbal and written instructions and use basic mathematics equivalent to 1 ¿ 3 years of vo-tech training.

Standard test in horticulture knowledge and equipment operations will be administered. A minimum score of 75% must be achieved. This test will include driving a 16¿ to 24¿ truck, operation of various landscape/lawn care equipment, and operation of a skid loader.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

Able to stand occasionally; walk constantly; sit constantly.

Able to lift/carry 0-35 lbs frequently; 36-100 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-100 lbs occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping constantly.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Teamsters