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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Apply now Job no: 492868
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Chemical Tech
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Landscape & Grounds
Employee Class Nonexempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Works as directed by the Chemical Manager or immediate supervisor.
B. Provide pest control services.
C. Chemically treat weeds and fertilize designated areas of campus.
D. Continue to train & develop to the highest levels and degrees
E. Assist other departments in operations
Essential Duties

A. Works as directed by the Chemical Manager or immediate supervisor.
1. Follow established rules & guidelines established by operations.
2. Supervise student workers assigned to your area.
3. Order materials & supplies for the completion of daily tasks.
4. Fill out work orders & written documentation.
5. Be available to respond to after-hours emergency issues.
B. Provide pest control services.
1. Maintain a proactive pest control program for all ACU owned facilities.
2. Respond to work request from campus in a timely manner (same day).
3. Manage all pest control needs on the campus grounds.
4. Coordinate specialized pest control needs such as bed bug, termite and bee control
with selected vendor.

C. Chemically treat weeds and fertilize designated areas of campus.
1. Maintain an aggressive weed-killing and fertilizer program.

2. Maintain a pre-emergent program in beds and turf areas.
3. Over-seed selected areas of campus with rye grass in the fall.
4. Chemically treat all weeds in turf areas, bed areas, hardscape areas & around
trees.
D. Continue to train & develop to the highest levels and degrees
1. Complete appropriate continuing education credits for license.
2. Stay in compliance with TDA and maintain chemical application records.
3. Repair & maintain equipment to maintain the resources of the university.
4. Build relationships with other operations personnel in the sense of teamwork.
5. Continue to look for ways to operate more efficiently and effectively.
E. Assist other departments in operations
1. Display initiative to work by one’s self or in groups.
2. Help keep campus clean and clear of trash.
3. Must come in early & assist in spreading of ice melt during inclement weather.

Professional Development Requirements A. Skills
1. Knowledge of hand & power tools.
2. Skilled in all areas of irrigation, weed control & fertilization.
3. Operate large equipment such as mowers, backhoe, ditchwitch, and bobcat.
B. Training Modules Required
1. Computer training
2. Turf training
3. Chemical training
Qualifications

A. Professional
1. High school diploma or GED
2. Minimum of five years in Turf Management
3. Chemical license for chemicals
4. Valid U.S. drivers license
B. Personal
1. Honest and responsible

2. Good moral character
3. Neat and clean

Physical Demands A. Good health; able to work in extreme heat & cold.
B. Must be able to climb a ladder
C. Must be able to lift & carry a minimum of fifty pounds.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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