Utility Worker

Job Details

  • Date Posted: November 7, 2023
  • Location: Athens, Ohio
  • Company: Ohio University
  • Salary: From $13.87 an hour

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  • Athens, Ohio
  • From $13.87 an hour

Ohio University

Job Description:

  • Under close supervision, performs unskilled tasks requiring manual labor on related equipment.
  • Adheres to all OSHA and/or Ohio University required safety guidelines.
  • Performs general labor indoors (e.g., shovels coal, moves furniture, sets up chairs, tables, stages, and platforms; performs custodial duties such as sweeping, mopping and waxing floors, cleaning windows and walls following either Level 1 or Level 2 clean/sanitize/disinfect guidelines as directed).
  • Performs general labor outdoors (e.g., shovels snow, loads and unloads trucks, mows grass, cuts weeds, hauls trash, repairs fence, digs holes, and ditches).
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to carry out instructions, understand oral instruction.
  • Cooperate with co-workers on group projects.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in sanitation and safety areas of dining, residential, academic, and administrative units.
  • Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral, and pictorial form.
  • Ability to read and write common vocabulary in sentence structure;
  • Ability to add subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, calculate fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Ability to apply principles and solve practical problems to mix cleaning compounds and follow safety procedures.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Effectively use a 15 foot ladder
  • Successful completion of a test may be required
  • May work in cramped and dirty conditions
  • May work outside under all weather conditions; and work with potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals.
  • During Level 2 working conditions will be required to wear designated PPE up to and including full body suit, appropriate mask, etc.
  • Established pattern of good work habits and performance with good interpersonal skills.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $13.87 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person