PPM Grounds Maintenance Worker II

Mike Callaway Maintenance/Facilities/Repair

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About Us:

Backed by more than 30 years of experience and one of the industry’s leading safety performance records, PPM, helps clients address the complex challenges inherent in today’s manufacturing and industrial facilities environment. Our wide experience in meeting industrial plant maintenance needs enables us to implement systems and processes that keep your facilities and equipment running at consistently optimum levels.

JOB Title: Water Utilities Grounds Maintenance Worker II

This is semi-skilled and skilled level work involving the maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of grounds maintenance equipment, including small gasoline and diesel equipment, electrical systems, compressors, and other equipment. Work involves participating in duties requiring physical exertion. Work is performed with some independence, with more unusual or difficult work being given greater direction and supervision by a supervisor. Work is inspected by a supervisor while in progress and upon completion. Work may involve the responsibility for inspection, evaluation, and repair of the mechanical conditions of all types of motorized equipment including final testing (when applicable) to insure accuracy and effectiveness of work. Work is reviewed in progress and on final inspection based on results achieved.


The following examples do not necessarily identify duties performed by any single employee. The following information is intended to be descriptive of the responsibilities of the classification.

  • Participates in the work of janitorial services, grounds maintenance, and light construction work at a City Water Utility Facility
  • Operates light trucks, tractors, zero turn mowers, leaf blower, leaf vacuum, heavy construction equipment and other motorized equipment
  • Performs minor plumbing, and mechanical work.
  • Performs light carpentry work.
  • Mows and edges with hand and powered equipment.
  • Checks on the mowing and trimming of grass and general maintenance of specific areas.
  • Performs the more skilled gardening and pruning work, and/or skills related Water Utility Facility grounds keeping. Weeds and maintains plant beds. Involved with all phases of landscape installation and maintenance
  • Mixes and applies herbicides, and fertilizers.
  • Cleans and makes minor repairs to equipment; performs routine maintenance on grounds equipment.
  • Checks automatic and mechanical sprinkler system clocks, valves and sprinkler heads.
  • Works from oral and written instructions.
  • Maintains Water Utility facility sites including treatment plants, well sites, remote pumping sites, lift stations, and storage areas.
  • Completes diagnosis of failed components to find cause of failure before ordering parts or tearing down equipment to reduce the possibility of ordering unneeded parts, the risk of a shop comeback and/or excessive down time.
  • Checks with the supervisor for manufacturer’s warranty details and receives authorization from supervisor for major repairs and checks history for previous repairs to avoid duplicate part charges.
  • Reports required part replacement to supervisor for order. Matches failed part (when possible) with replacement, before installation, to insure the correct part was obtained.
  • Cleans areas of facilities as needed including break rooms, restrooms and locker rooms, chemical feed areas, etc.
  • Maintains adequate stock of paper goods, trash bags and cleaning supplies.
  • Assists Operations staff as needed.
  • Properly uses and returns to storage the City owned tools and manuals.
  • Reports missing or broken tools to the designated supervisor.
  • Follows all occupational safety, health, and environmental standards and helps maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Assist in the training of other fellow employees.


  • Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must possess a high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.
  • One (1) year of experience in General Labor or Grounds Maintenance Work.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid telephone number.
  • May be required to pass and maintain qualification for:
  • Respiratory Protection Physical
  • Pulmonary Function
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Test(s)
  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department


  • Knowledge of the tools and standard practices of labor operations.
  • Knowledge of the operation principles and repair of grounds maintenance equipment, small engine repair and other equipment used in the construction and maintenance of a water/wastewater utility system.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards, safety and environmental regulations, related to the equipment repair trade.
  • Skill in the use of tools and in the operation of machines and equipment commonly used in the mechanic’s trade.
  • Ability to lay out and perform grounds construction and maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to keep records.
  • Ability to understand and apply safe practices in the use of hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability to make minor repairs to broken equipment.
  • Ability to use motorized equipment.
  • Ability to make inspections of equipment for serviceability, diagnose problems, and to organize repair sequences in a logical and efficient manner.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and comprehend service and operation manuals written in the English language for various types of equipment and to apply that knowledge effectively in completing maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Ability to interpret and work from sketches and pencil diagrams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors, to work cooperatively with other mechanics, and to maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking, lifting, stooping, reaching, digging, pushing, raising objects and or standing most of the time and exerting up to 100 pounds of force on a recurring basis.
  • The job risks exposure to adverse weather conditions, wet, dry conditions, bright/dim lights, dusts, pollen, extreme noise levels, vibration, and traffic, moving machinery and extreme heat and or cold.

The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, and color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

To apply for this job please visit recruiting.ultipro.com.