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Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Position Information
Position Title Groundskeeper
Job Description
The Groundskeeper performs maintenance and upkeep of university grounds, landscaping, parking lots, streets, and athletic fields.

  • Maintains university grounds, parking lots, streets, and athletic fields by mowing, landscaping, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, and patching with the aid of grounds maintenance equipment; including tractors, backhoes, skid loaders, dump trucks, and snow removal equipment.
  • Performs routine maintenance and repair on grounds equipment.
  • Picks up trash on campus grounds and streets and empties exterior campus waste receptacles.
  • Assists with moving equipment, materials, supplies, furnishings, etc. for departments and university events.
  • Assists in the installation of underground utilities, such as sprinkler systems, water, gas, sewer, and electrical lines.
  • Measures and paints athletic fields for games and events and performs maintenance on sprinkler systems.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Care and maintenance of turf, trees and flowers
  • Operation and maintenance of grounds equipment
  • Safe operation of mowers, tractors, backhoes, skid loaders, and dump trucks
  • Communication as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, administrators, and the general public
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three years of groundskeeping experience.
  • Valid driver’s license – class E CDL preferred
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in horticulture, farming and landscaping.
  • State chemical applicator’s license
Physical Demands
  • Very Heavy Work
  • Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, and travel.
FLSA Non-Exempt
Additional Demands
Some nights, weekends and holidays required. OT as required.
Hours of Work
M-F 7am-3:30pm