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Landscape Maintenance Worker

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

Landscape Maintenance Worker

About the Opportunity

Under the direction of the Landscape Maintenance Worker Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining crisp and clean grounds and hardscape on the Boston though the removal of organic debris and litter. The Landscape Maintenance Worker performs a variety of landscaping projects including excavating and grading for installation and/or renovation of display beds, natural turf, and driveway construction. They clean roadways, walkways, and parking areas of debris. Remove trash from grounds daily to maintain clean appearance and safe campus area. Landscape Maintenance Workers are permanent members of the NU Snow Team involving the removal of snow and ice from university and adjoining areas including roadways, walkways, and steps and parking areas. This includes and is not limited to plowing, shoveling, salting, and sanding using University snow removal equipment as necessary to maintain safety of pedestrians and vehicles.

Responsible for security of personal equipment, including tools, foul weather gear, boots gloves, etc. Responsible for the operation of the following equipment: powered sweeper, steam cleaner, bobcat and dump truck, and all other ground equipment including jack hammer, Air Knife/Spade, rotor tiller and chain saw. Use various tools and equipment including shovels, pick, broom, rack, and lawnmower, etc.
Detect and report improper operation of facility equipment, defective materials and situations that require repair to supervisor.

Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations. Perform other related duties as required or as directed.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of work experience in the field of arboriculture or a related field is required including all aspects of landscape installation and maintenance required.
  • Thorough knowledge of turf maintenance techniques required. Some experience in the construction and care of hardscape systems required.
  • Must be able to properly operate a variety of equipment and tools as described above in “Responsibilities.”
  • Must be quality-focused and able to communicate effectively with peers and customers, clearly and professionally as well as the ability to follow directions and interact with a variety of people required.
  • Must have and maintain a valid U.S. State of Residence driver's license and U.S. D.O.T. Medical Examiner's Certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator's License within three (3) months of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a Massachusetts Office of Public Safety and Inspections (OPSI) 2A and 1C hoisting licenses within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must be able to perform strenuous manual labor, including frequent
    lifting/carrying/transporting loads up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to work in all weather conditions in all seasons and essential staff for weather related emergencies impacting the grounds.
  • Must be able to work overtime during and weekends when needed.
  • Must have a valid Hydraulic License.
  • Must be able to pass a Grounds Maintenance Proficiency Test

  • Ninety days after employment employees are required to become a member of Union Local 32BJ, District 615.
  • This position requires a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • The Landscape Maintenance Worker is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment.
  • 40-hour work - Hours: Sunday 6AM - 2:30, Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM - 5PM. This position is a 40-hour work week and must be able to work overtime during the week and on weekends when needed.
  • Permanent membership on the Snow Team is a requirement of this position.
  • Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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