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Groundskeeper

Manchester University
Job Description
Position:  Groundskeeper
Department:  Facilities Operations
Campus: North Manchester Campus 

Position Overview:  Assist Grounds Supervisor in general grounds maintenance of the Campus

Essential job functions:  
  • Work with Supervisor to maintain all outdoor spaces year-round (including but not limited to mowing, trimming, blowing, and weed control/fertilization)
  • Tree and shrub care/pruning
  • Snow removal
  • General campus cleanup (litter, leaves, debris)
  • Maintaining flower beds/pulling weeds
  • Prepare athletic fields for game day as directed
Secondary Job Functions
  • Supervise student grounds crew as needed
  • Supervise recycling crews as needed
  • Maintain supporting equipment and structures related to athletic fields (including but not limited to painting, bleacher repair, and fence repair)
  • All other duties as directed by Supervisor
 Qualifications:  
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.
  • General knowledge of using power tools including chain saws, mowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, blowers, and spraying equipment
  • 1 or more years of grounds keeping experience is preferred
  • Ability to communicate, and listen to instructions
  • High school education or equivalency
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to work with staff and students
  • General knowledge/Experience of operating equipment including riding mowers, tractors, backhoe, manual/automatic transmission trucks, and snow removal equipment (plow, broom, and blower)
  • Self-motivated, lift heavy equipment, and able to operate equipment for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (60+ pounds)
  • Knowledge of athletic field maintenance and game day preparation preferred.
General information:  Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs, and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism and international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work schedule:  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  Forty (40) hours per week will be the general rule.  However, depending on the needs of the University, additional hours may be required. 

To apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to HR@manchester.edu. 
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