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Skilled Trades Helper – Grounds Department - South Arkansas College

Listed: 01/11/2024
Listing Expires: 02/29/2024

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Skilled Trades Helper works under supervision of the Physical Plant Director or Foreman. This position assists in one or more of the following skilled trades areas: primarily groundskeeping, with some plumbing, electrical, carpentry or mechanical, as necessary. This position is governed by state and federal laws and South Arkansas College policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains all outside ground areas of the South Arkansas College including mowing, weed removal, edging, and other grounds maintenance necessary or required.
    1. All sidewalks are cleaned and blown free of any trash or debris
    2. All trash will be picked up from grounds and dispose. Any mowing or weed eating of the grounds
  2. May provide assistance in the repair of air, gas, water or waste disposal systems.
  3. May provide assistance in painting, plastering or preparing surfaces for repair or re-finishing.
  4. May provide assistance in all areas of carpentry.
  5. Assists in inspection of facility and provides preventative maintenance as necessary.
  6. Assists in cleaning after campus events.
  7. Other duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to use riding and push mowers, hedge trimmers, blower, weed trimmers, chainsaws, and hand/ power tools in the various working conditions. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to perform manual labor under various working conditions including abilities to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in various environments.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and to prioritize assignments/set-ups.

Required Education and Experience:

Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus one year experience in a skilled trades area.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to do required lifting which may exceed 50 pounds at times.
  • Prolonged hours of standing and/or walking.


Applicants must complete the South Arkansas College application form available at Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA. South Arkansas College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. South Arkansas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status in the provision of educational or employment opportunities or benefits.

The college is in compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other federal and state laws related to equal opportunity practices.

Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.


Job Info

Job Category: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Dorado, Arkansas

Contact Info

Name: Brandi Cotterman
Phone Number: 870-864-7146