Rhodes College invites applications for Groundskeeper II in Physical Plant. Performs general lawn care duties including mowing, edging, trimming, cleaning, raking and fertilizing; Waters and prunes trees and shrubs; Operates grounds keeping and general maintenance equipment, such as tractor, lawn mower, chain saw, backpack blowers and weed trimmer; Assists in various general maintenance projects, such as carpentry or plumbing projects; Assists in construction and leveling of sidewalks and repairs holes in asphalt; Assists in digging ditches for electrical and/or plumbing projects and maintains and repairs sewer lines; Cleans and maintains gutters, roof, roof drains, and ivy on buildings; Picks up and transports refuse, brush and other material to dumpsite; Responsible for reading and understanding product labels and SDS to determine proper use, correct and safe mixing and application of turf and ornamental chemicals or products; properly maintain a log to record herbicides and/or pesticides on premises or in use as required. Maintains communication within Grounds department and Physical Plant as necessary.Must have a commercial certification category 3 - turf and ornamental for one (1) year and prior grounds keeping experience required. Ability to understand and follow directions, ability to differentiate between chemical products by identifying product name, SDS information or color; ability to define specific uses of products, ability to read and understand instructions and potential hazards, and ability to lift, bend, stoop, walk, push or pull heavy equipment, and stand for extended periods of time required. Must be able to pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. To apply online, please visit jobs.rhodes.edu.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.