Maintenance Technician & General Maintenance - Groundskeeper

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

This position is responsible for successfully maintaining the College landscaping and grounds, completing minor repairs to grounds equipment, and completing other grounds keeping tasks to maintain a safe and attractive environment. Ground personnel must be available for flexible hours such as early morning and/or late night, and weekend hours when snow and ice are forecasted and for other duties as required to meet the goals and the mission of the College. The task list below is representative of those duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. However, the list is not to be considered as all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties to meet mission requirements of the College and cooperation of all personnel is expected to carry out the assignments.


  • Inspects and beautifies the College grounds on a routine bases
  • Mows and trims grass with power mowers and other power tools
  • Weeds flowers beds, around shrubs and trees, and as directed
  • Removes dead branches, prunes, and maintains trees. Checks trees for damage, pests, or diseases.
  • Performs routine maintenance and up-keep on all grounds equipment and tools
  • Removes snow and ice using power snow blowers, equipment, ice melting chemicals, truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or ice scrapers
  • Assists with removal and disposal of trash and debris
  • Rakes leaves and grass
  • Moves furniture and sets up offices and other academic spaces as directed
  • Maintains streets on campus and immediate vicinity
  • Maintains parking lots and athletic fields
  • Provides hands-on support as directed by others and Physical Plant superintendent
  • Completes other duties as assigned



QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform

each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.)

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum three years of experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities preferred
  • Ability to work within the overall organization of the Physical Plant and to work collaboratively with skilled and unskilled personnel
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and demonstrate ability to express ideas effectively and concisely
  • Must demonstrate compliance with all required safety policies and procedures
  • Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills
  • Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing mission of the College
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver license


As required to perform duties

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time.)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand and/or walk. The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to lift 100 pounds.

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WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Work is performed mostly in an outdoor environment at the Carthage Campus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate and varies based on power tool usage and amount of vehicle traffic.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation,national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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