Responsible for all aspects of maintenance and upkeep of the OSU Department of Wellness athletic fields and grounds as well as all associated equipment. This includes management and supervision of athletic field maintenance staff. Duties to include mowing, field lining, aerating, verticutting, sweeping, topdressing fertilization, irrigation repair, and winterizing facilities and machinery. Maintain detailed records of inventory, maintenance, fuel, and repair records, and develop and maintain a regular schedule of equipment maintenance and cleaning. Repair equipment as necessary and turn in warrantied work for reimbursement. Perform general maintenance in Department of Wellness facilities.
This position is heavy in manual labor and requires the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and in excess of 75 pounds occasionally.
Possible hazards may exist in working with tools & equipment and lawn/ground chemicals.
One year of experience maintaining athletic fields. One year of post-secondary education may be substituted for one year of work experience.
Knowledge of turf grass and pesticides with previous application experience. Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of mechanical equipment, hand operated as well as pressurized spray equipment, lawn mowers, weed-eaters, utility tractors. Knowledge of aerating, verticutting, sweeping, topdressing fertilization and irrigation repair. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work place. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
Valid driver's license required. Pesticide Applicator license within six months of hire.
Must be proficient with lawn care equipment. Must possess basic knowledge of computers/internet. Basic knowledge of plumbing and carpentry.
Associate's degree in Turf Management or related field. Three years of related job experience. Prior experience maintaining sport fields. Prior supervisory experience. Proficient in the use of computers/internet. Able to perform preventative maintenance on field maintenance equipment.
Oklahoma State University is a Division I school with an enrollment of 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Wellness is a comprehensive health and wellness program for faculty, staff and students. Included are Indoor and Outdoor aquatics, Intramural Sports, over 35 Sport Clubs, Adaptive Sports, Outdoor Adventure, FitFirst classes and Wellness programs. The Department of Wellness Staff comprises over 60 full time staff members, and 16 graduate assistants. For more information please visit: http://wellness.okstate.edu/