Groundskeeper 2

Friday, May 05, 2023 12:40 PM | Richard Bird


Duties include routine maintenance of college grounds.

Typical Duties

  • Operate colleges hoisting equipment
  • Small engine repair/equipment maintenance
  • Routine maintenance of college grounds including lawns/turf, athletic fields, gardens, plant areas and other outdoor facilities.
  • General light building repair and preventative maintenance, loading and unloading of various materials, delivery of packages and supplies, and other general tasks
  • Uses and maintains hand and power tools
  • Performs assignments, which may include scheduled overtime
  • Responsible to respond to overtime work on recall, which may include unscheduled and emergency recall situations, during off- hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Performs basic maintenance, snow removal and general grounds work
  • Assist in other maintenance activities
  • Performs related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required

  • Must possess a MA Hoisting Machinery Operators License
  • Ability to perform minor repairs on grounds equipment
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions such as warning labels on machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to operate the tools and equipment used to perform these tasks
  • Sufficient stamina and physical ability to perform essential functions over long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, lifts, scaffolding, and staging heights up to 100 feet.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operators license is required
  • Ability to effectively work individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing or electronically
  • Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to follow through and carry out assignments
  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to understand and apply College and Departmental policies and procedures

Experience Required

  • Three years full time work experience as a maintenance/groundskeeper
  • High school education or equivalency required

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighting 60 to 100 lbs.
  • Frequently bends, kneels and crouches
  • May drive vehicle if needed
  • Continuous walking, standing and moving about
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, dirt and dust
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and move various machinery & equipment

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