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University at Buffalo Motor Vehicle Operator, Grounds in Buffalo, New York

Position Title: Motor Vehicle Operator, Grounds

Posting Number: C230064

Employer: State

Salary Range: $36,040

FTE: 1.00

Position Summary:

In this role as a Motor Vehicle Operator, you will be responsible for the operation, routine servicing, loading and unload of large motor vehicles we well as the removal of snow and ice during the snow season. In this position, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Operating large garbage packers, backhoes, dump trucks, loaders, tractors, snow & ice removal equipment, turf maintenance equipment, and other grounds maintenance equipment

  • Assisting with spraying, turf repair, fertilizing, grass cutting, pruning and planting projects

  • Driving large delivery vehicles, loading and unloading, and transporting freight

  • Routine service on motorized/ non-motorized vehicles and equipment which includes changing tires, lubrication, check and add fluids, install/remove snow plows, and perform minor repairs

  • Moving cargo on and off vehicles

  • Removing snow and ice from paved surfaces

  • Performing manual labor associated with maintaining campus grounds

  • Maintaining daily reports on activities performed

This position is defined as safety-sensitive, and as such, is subject pre employment and random alcohol and drug testing under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website ( to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website ( to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a valid class B Commercial Drivers License without an air brake restriction. Must have tanker endorsement by the time of employment.

You are required to create a Clearinghouse account ( as part of your application before you can be considered for interview.

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of verifiable experience operating commercial motor vehicles in support of grounds maintenance, highway maintenance, parks maintenance, or similar operation is preferred.

Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: 42053