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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Landscape Technician in Austin, Texas

Safely operates various pieces of landscaping equipment to include - riding mowers, tractors, loaders, sweepers, push mowers, string trimmers, cultivators, edger's and other various tools necessary for proper landscape care.Installs, replaces, and maintains campus landscape to university standards - to include turf, shrubs, and construction of hardscape and report trouble conditions on university property that may pose safety hazard.Picks up litter, empties trash receptacles, and keeps university properties neat and orderly.Irrigates new and existing landscape - turf, trees, shrubs - to maintain the health of the plants, abides by water restrictions as directed, performs or reports minor repairs needed on irrigation systems, and may help install small irrigation systems.Cleans, maintains, operates a university vehicle, and maintains an acceptable driver's rating.Performs minor preventative maintenance on equipment and power tools, maintains preventative maintenance schedules, reports maintenance repairs, cleans equipment, maintains proper fluid levels in all equipment used by Landscape Services, and assists with inventory of supplies and equipment.Follows and readily accepts written and oral instructions, maintains work schedules set by the supervisor, completes routing paperwork, to include weekly electronic time reports on the computer and other UT related electronic forms, routinely works independently and as part of a team at various university locations.Wears appropriate personal protective equipment, PPE, for the task, follows safety rules, and promotes and exercises good safety habits.Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 50lbs including shoveling gravel and aggregates. Adheres to and performs related functions as assigned, and works overtime in support of special events, emergencies, and planned after hours work.