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Maintenance Worker I - Grounds

Maintenance Worker I - Grounds

University of Alberta

This competition is open to all applicants however; internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Location - Work primarily takes place at Augustana Campus, Camrose, Alberta. This role is in-person.

Working at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people - from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Department

Facilities and Operations supports the University of Alberta's mission through safe, well-maintained, sustainable and inviting spaces, and by providing crucial services for the university community. We drive organizational excellence in all we do, building stronger foundations for continued success at the University of Alberta.


The Maintenance Worker I - Grounds Technician is responsible for providing a safe, aesthetically pleasing landscaped campus environment for the university community within the framework of University policies and procedures.


  • Perform and monitor all snow and ice removal/management efforts on campus
  • Perform typical landscaping duties all over campus. This includes but is not limited to: mowing, trimming, raking, edging, sod and fertilizer application, performing/coordinating repair efforts to hard and soft landscaped areas, shrub bed maintenance
  • Coordinate the department and campus fleet vehicle and equipment maintenance plus inspection schedules. This includes routine maintenance, tire changes, etc
  • Supervise a crew of summer students (3 - 6) from May till August as they assist with landscaping duties
  • There will also be occasional opportunities to assist the Building Maintenance personnel with moving large/heavy/awkward items, hauling away garbage and recycling
  • Water feature startup/shutdown plus its water quality upkeep from Spring to Fall
  • Operation of the following equipment: Toolcat, tractor, Case skid steer, mowers, turf sweeper/baler, utility vehicles, water trailer, dump trailer
  • Operation of various hand and power tools
  • Other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Grade 12
  • Horticulture Diploma or Journeyman Landscape Gardener License
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License, non-GDL
  • Two (2) years of experience necessary to acquire the necessary skills and expertise
  • Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P) knowledge
  • Management Plan for Ice and Snow Control Knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • OHS Supervisor's course, skid steer, standard first aid, fall arrest, aerial work platform, ladder safety

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The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Mtis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


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