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Distinguishing Characteristics: Farm Maintenance Career Progression

Distinguishing Characteristics: FARM MAINTENANCE Career Progression


WORKER
SPECIALIST
SPECIALIST SENIOR
Nature of Work
  • Perform routine barn and equipment maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities
  • Follow established guidelines
  • May influence work processes
  • Perform general to specialized barn and equipment maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities
  • Use judgment in prioritization of work within established guidelines
  • Influence work processes
  • Perform specialized barn and equipment maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities
  • Use judgment in prioritization of work and in application of operational processes within established guidelines
  • Influence work processes and operations
Expertise
  • Perform daily barn activities and pasture maintenance
  • Operate tractors and related farm equipment; perform routine maintenance and repairs
  • Provide routine care and feeding of designated animals
  • Provide pasture maintenance; may perform planting, weed control, soil sampling, fertilization or harvesting duties
  • May operate University vehicle on/off campus
  • Use general knowledge of departmental guidelines
  • Perform comprehensive facilities, equipment, landscaping and grounds maintenance and custodial services
  • Operate tractors and related heavy farm equipment; perform general to specialized maintenance and repairs; perform basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding and mechanical repairs
  • Provide routine care and feeding of designated animals
  • Provide landscaping and grounds maintenance; design and plant garden beds, maintain yards, walks and driveway areas; apply pesticide applications.
  • Operate University vehicle on/off campus
  • Use comprehensive knowledge and understanding of University guidelines
  • Facilitate access, use and maintenance of facilities; evaluate and make recommendations related to construction, facilities modifications, repairs and equipment
  • Operate tractors and related heavy farm equipment; perform specialized maintenance and repairs; perform specialized carpentry and basic plumbing, electrical, welding and mechanical repairs
  • Provide routine care and feeding of designated animals
  • Provide landscaping and grounds maintenance; design and plant garden beds, maintain yards, walks and driveway areas; perform crop, field and yard operations; apply pesticide applications.
  • Operate University vehicle on/off campus
  • Use thorough knowledge and understanding of University guidelines
Interaction
  • Respond to routine inquiries
  • Participate in area safety training
  • May conduct public tours of facilities; may assist in preparing labs and demonstrations
  • Respond to and address inquiries
  • Participate in area safety training
  • Respond to and address inquiries
  • Participate in area safety training
  • May provide instruction to students related to facility maintenance
Supervision
  • N/A
  • May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates   
Conditions
  • Lifting of 25 lbs. frequently

  • Lifting of 25 lbs. frequently
  • Alcohol and drug testing
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma and one year related experience required
  • Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check may be required
  • High school diploma and two years related experience required
  • Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check required

  • High school diploma and three years related experience required
  • Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check required. CDL may be required




Last modified September 08 2011 09:46 AM