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Skill Training

While many positions have skills in common, there are skills that are unique to each discipline and job description. AFS skill training fulfills the requirement created by this distinction. Each core service discipline has unique training requirements, some of which are represented below:

Plant Operations and Maintenance

Some of the routine coursework provided for plant operations and maintenance employees:

  • HVAC
  • Controls
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Steam and power generation
  • Maintaining bearings
  • Lubricating techniques
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Maintaining motors
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Eye safety
  • Boiler theory
  • Basic air conditioning and controls

Custodial Services

Some of the job task technical training provided for custodial employees:

  • AFS Cleaning Method
  • Floor Care
  • Carpet Care
  • Window Cleaning
  • Classroom Cleaning
  • Restroom Cleaning
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Chemical Safety
  • Equipment Safety
  • Quality Control

Grounds and Landscape Services

Some of the technical training provided for grounds and landscape employees:

  • Principles of turf grass management
  • Cool, transition and warm season grasses
  • Principles of sports turf management
  • Certified grounds technician
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Bed, shrub and tree care
  • Impervious surface care
  • Safe equipment operation
  • Irrigation system maintenance


Equipment manufacturers and suppliers may provide supplemental training:

  • Grainger
  • Advance
  • Ecolab
  • Toro
  • John Deere
  • Hunter Irrigation
  • UBU Sports (synthetic surfaces)
  • Insurance provider(s)
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