This position, working under a zone maintenance program and taking direction from the Grounds Supervisor, is responsible for the upkeep, care and maintenance of grounds on campus property throughout the year. This position supports the facilities function to provide the campus and surrounding community with an inviting environment that lends to the recruitment, teaching, learning and living experience at Ursinus College.
Give the grounds a manicured look, including:
Mow the lawns, prune the bushes and trees, weed flower beds and around shrubbery, edge the walkways
Remove leaves from beds, remove branches, brush or tree stumps as appropriate
Plant grass, flowers, trees and shrubs
Spray lawns, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides
Daily monitoring of campus areas for litter and debris removal
Operate snow removal equipment during the winter to keep all of the driveways, walkways and building entrances cleared and safe; sand and salt as needed or instructed.
Take on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary by the grounds supervisor
Collaborate with maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the buildings are always properly cared for
Perform preventative maintenance check on all lawn equipment and tools prior to use; perform regular maintenance and minor repairs on such equipment and tools
Hauls, moves, and stores furniture, equipment, and supplies; cleans storage areas as needed.
Special events support as needed
Other duties as assigned by management
High school diploma/GED required
3+ years’ groundskeeping experience
Current Pesticide Applicator’s License (core and #23)
Knowledge and use of specialized grounds equipment and power tools
Must possess excellent customer service skills and have an overall concern of the general welfare of the college and community
Must be a reliable worker who is able to perform routine tasks without supervision and establish work priorities
Valid driver’s license
Respond to on-call, after-hours emergencies (nights, weekends and holidays)
Basic computer knowledge in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel)
Knowledge of sports field care and maintenance
Knowledge of arboriculture and how it applies to the campus
Trouble-shooting skills on machinery and power tools
Fork truck and bucket truck certification
Sprinkler system repair (hydraulic and electric valves)
Must obey all safety requirement and procedures in operation of all power equipment and hand tools; wears protective safety glasses, shoes, respirators, clothing, and other safety equipment as required
Must supply own trade tools and transportation (mileage on campus is reimbursed)
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate with a diverse community
Interested candidates should apply online. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment
About Ursinus College
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.