Grounds Maintenance I

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

Works under the supervision of the Grounds Supervisor and/or Operations Manager on a daily basis as part of the Grounds Maintenance team. Participates in the maintenance and repair of grounds equipment and vehicles. Regularly participates in the daily operations and maintenance of lawns, planting beds, campus walkways, campus roads, parking lots and outdoor athletic facilities along with associated tasks as directed by the Grounds Supervisor and/or Operations Manager. Responsibilities include lawn care, snow removal, weed management and general operations assistance.

Salary Grade


Essential Functions
  • Operates grounds maintenance vehicles, tools and equipment and assists with their maintenance.
  • Plants, mows, weeds, fertilizes, mulches and prunes – grass, trees, shrubs and other plantings as directed.
  • Removes snow with plows, power brushes, snow blowers, snow shovels and applies product for de-icing.
  • Performs outdoor garbage and litter clean up daily.
  • Moves supplies and equipment and stores them as directed.
  • Supports athletic field maintenance and repairs.
  • Assists with hardscape installations, maintenance and repairs including benches, pavers, blocks, decorative stone and border edging.
  • Participates in training and evaluation of temporary student workers.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Supports the university’s mission, vision and values.
  • Learns and follows all safety rules and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed, including weekends, evenings, and early mornings.
  • Ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Ability to perform actions of digging, shoveling, raking, and climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a Class C license.
Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
  • Employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions (temperatures varying from below 32 degrees to over 90 degrees) for periods of over one hour, subject to hazards such as proximity to moving parts, electrical current, etc., and involves heavy work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 35 pounds frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly in order to move objects.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to be fitted with and wear a respirator. Must be willing to work overtime, including weekends, as required.
Work Hours

Posting Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazine’s consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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