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Farm Maintenance Specialist

Farm Maintenance Specialist—Job Standard

Job Family: Maintenance
Series: Maintenance
Job Code: 6052
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status: UE

This title is part of a career progression within the Maintenance Series consisting of Farm Maintenance Worker, Farm Maintenance Specialist, and Farm Maintenance Specialist Senior.


Job Overview

Perform general to specialized barn, equipment and facilities maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform general to specialized barn, equipment and facilities maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities; use judgment in prioritizing work within established guidelines; perform custodial services and comprehensive facilities, equipment, landscaping, and grounds maintenance; maintain records and monitor and order supplies.

Operate tractors and related heavy farm equipment; perform general to specialized maintenance and repairs to farm buildings and grounds, fencing, equipment, and machinery; perform basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, and mechanical repairs.

Provide routine care and feeding of designated animals; mix and deliver feed and assist with milking activities.

Provide landscaping and grounds maintenance; design and plant garden beds, maintain yards, walks, and driveway areas; participate in crop and field activities; apply pesticide applications.

Respond to and address inquiries based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of University guidelines.

Participate in area safety training.

Operate University vehicle on/off campus.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

High school diploma and two years' related experience required. Specialized license or the ability to obtain required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting of 25 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs.occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Last modified September 10 2014 01:18 PM