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Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Maintenance/Equipment/Pesticide Technician

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7230

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 37-3011

Pay Grade: 19

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Provides maintenance and repair on designated equipment or at designated facility site(s); performs pesticide control.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED, plus completion of related technical or vocational education/ training


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid Wyoming Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of designated area equipment.
  • Safe handling, mixing, application procedures, and storage of herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.
  • Basic mechanical principles.
  • Basic electrical principles.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Consult with campus population regarding the application of herbicides, pesticides and chemical preparations.
  • Lift and/or manipulate objects weighing up to 100 pounds regularly.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, and tools.
  • Safely apply herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assist supervisor with facility operations and maintenance of area including supervising students or project supervision as directed.

Perform pesticide control for designated areas; keep records.

Pick up, repair, clean and deliver designated equipment including mowers, snow removers, irrigation equipment, or cleaning equipment.

Check in, assemble, and service new equipment; perform preventive maintenance.

Maintain records of repair costs, parts, man-hours, and comparative savings.

Replace outdated and leaking fire extinguishers; send chemical extinguishers for repair by outside vendor; pressurize and refill water extinguishers.

Issue equipment for use in emergencies; assist in emergencies; clean equipment when returned.

Perform special projects such as removal and proper disposal of dead animals.

Supplemental Functions:

Submit requests for new equipment; maintain records of equipment on loan to other departments.

Test trial equipment, machines or supplies as directed.

May perform other duties such as snow removal or cleaning as directed.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments. Regular exposure to chemical, electrical and mechanical hazards, dirt, dust, temperature changes, and odors.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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