Grounds Maintenance Worker & Custodian

Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA  in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish.  Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: GRSWC
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • Position Location: Longmeadow, MA

Job Summary:

This position will perform routine and semi-skilled grounds and building maintenance assignments to all University properties to help maintain established University standards. This position will primarily be assigned to grounds maintenance, but will also be assigned to building maintenance and custodial duties as needed. Will operate and maintain related equipment. Position is required to work overtime, including weekends when needed. Must be flexible and a team player.

Essential Duties:

  • All aspects of lawn care including but not limited to mowing, trimming, fertilization, seeding, thatching, irrigation, raking, leaf removal.
  • All aspects of landscaping, plant and tree care including but not limited to planting, pruning, mulching, weeding, fertilization.
  • Upkeep of all hard surfaces including driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, patios and steps including but not limited to, snow and ice removal, sweeping, blowing, edging, repairs. 
  • Maintenance to university vehicles and grounds equipment including but not limited to cleaning, checking fluid levels, oil changes, small repairs.
  • All aspects of custodial assignments including but not limited to, carpet care, floor care, restroom care, window cleaning, wall cleaning and waste removal.
  • Various light building maintenance assignments including but not limited to, painting, minor repairs or service.
  • Assist with material handling, making deliveries, moving furniture and equipment, etc.
  • Assist with special events preparations.
  • Required proper and safe use of misc. power tools, power equipment and all types of vehicles. 
  • Run errands to pick up or deliver materials, etc. off campus, if required.
  • Must obtain hoisting license from the Department of Public Safety within one (1) year from date employment begins.


  • Equivalent to High School education with vocational trade education and previous experience.
  • Must have related experience in grounds maintenance.  
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Hoisting license preferred but not required at time of hire.
  • General knowledge of mechanical maintenance of small engines and vehicles.
  • Commercial landscape and irrigation experience preferred but not required.
  • General knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing the department.
  • Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision, within (90) days from date employee begins work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional, harmonious working relationships with co-workers and vendors.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Must successfully pass safe driving course within 30-days of employment.
  • Failure to successfully complete the course within the 30-day period is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.)
  • Submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening and physical duties test.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 

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