Performs a variety of skilled amenity installation, landscaping and grounds maintenance functions, semi-skilled preventive maintenance, repair work municipality wide at bus stop locations, park and ride facilities, buildings and future use properties.
May assist Facilities Maintenance Mechanics on a wide range of facilities and systems maintenance and repair projects; safely operates facilities vehicles and equipment; practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs related work as assigned.
Installs and maintains plants, trees, ground covers and other landscaping materials and irrigation systems;
Performs site cleanup, trimmings removal and/or composting, fertilization, and chemical or mechanical weed abatement; diagnoses specific landscaping problems and makes recommendations for repairs, replacements, and/or improvements;
Performs inspections and maintains records for all PSTA facilities and facility related equipment;
Interprets work orders; assists in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs at PSTA park and ride facilities, buildings, and fixtures, including fencing, signage, plumbing and irrigation systems work; analyzes and diagnoses flora and equipment problems;
Assists with the maintenance of small engines, blowers, edger’s, chain saws, and other miscellaneous landscaping equipment;
Work competencies include but not limited to carpentry, masonry, and other trades such as asphalt work, use of decomposed granite and concrete, and mortar work;
Assists with shelter installation and repairs as well as ongoing maintenance which includes but is not limited to cleaning, trash removal, relocation, sign repair, lighting, site work, etc;
Operates all non-revenue company vehicles including backhoes, tractors, mowers, sprayers, and other tools and equipment required in the normal performance of duties;
Assist with the identification and of safety hazards; inventories supplies; may assist Facilities Maintenance Mechanics on facilities and systems maintenance and repair projects;
Conducts self and duties professionally with integrity and confidentiality and provide excellent external and internal customer service as a representative of PSTA, working effectively in a diverse work environment;
Types memorandums, letters, bulletins, reports, performance evaluations and other correspondence on behalf of the Maintenance Department;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with PSTA policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner, and reports unsafe activity and conditions;
Performs other related duties as required;
Special projects, assignments, or tasks as assigned by the Superintendent of Facilities.
Education: High School diploma/GED
License: Valid Florida License
Experience: Job related experience in similar field
Any equivalent combination of transit experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. Experience with municipal, State and local codes related to construction. Contract compliance experience and administration of grants.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Standard procedures, tools, equipment and materials used for landscaping and grounds maintenance and repair;
Chemicals, their interactions, danger signs and safe disposal methods;
Basic math and common measures to calculate square footage, proportions and volume;
Soil preparation and enrichment;
Methods and techniques of planting, transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and maintaining lawns, ground cover, shrubs, hedges and trees;
Methods, chemicals, and equipment to control weeds, insects and plant diseases;
Installation and maintenance of automated irrigation systems;
Care and maintenance of commonly used hand and power tools and equipment;
Pertinent local, state and federal codes and safety regulations;
Standard and accepted first aid and safety practices;
Proper handling and disposal of material containing blood borne pathogens;
Ability to: Follow written and oral instructions.
Essential Physical Abilities
The essential functions of this job are performed both inside and outside in various weather conditions, exposing incumbents to extreme heat and cold;
Work is frequently performed on ladders and scaffolding at elevated heights, around vehicles, equipment and machinery with moving parts, on uneven surfaces, and under wet and slippery conditions;
Regularly exposed to toxic and/or caustic solvents and chemicals, pesticides, dust, silica, fumes, smoke, gases, and intermittent loud noise and vibrations;
Occasionally work is performed in confined spaces, with hands submerged in water and exposure to grease and oils depending upon assignment;
Walk for extended periods of time, to climb ladders, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and stand, to occasionally sit for extended periods of time, to extend arms and use upper extremities, finger dexterity and hand strength to reach, pick, pinch and grasp tools and controls and/or to feel the attributes of objects by touch;
Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds, to carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, to push and pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds;
To hear and talk to receive and communicate instructions and other information;
To see objects clearly within one to twenty feet using a full field of vision, good depth perception and the ability to view objects at night;
Operate vehicles and equipment requiring the use of both hands and feet.
PSTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.