Grounds Keeper, Moving Manager

Goshen, IN
Aug 29, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Goshen College seeks applications for a full time Grounds Keeper/Moving Manager.

This person would work under the supervision of the Grounds Supervisor,
  • maintaining lawns in during the growing season
  • snow removal/equipment maintenance during the winter months
  • tree and shrub maintenance
  • supervision of student work crews in mulching and flowerbed maintenance
  • care of indoor plants and other related work
  • maintenance of the native landscaping
  • pickup and removal of trash
  • support of the campus composting system n
  • numerous other outdoor maintenance activities.
Other non-grounds related work would include assisting the other Physical Plant staff to:
  • maintain campus door locks and keys
  • overseeing moving of equipment and furniture around campus
  • organization of campus storage areas
  • working with the Systems supervisor to coordinate salt delivery for water softeners.
  • install and replace street and parking signs as needed
Skill requirements
  • Experience and understanding of the safe operation of expensive and hazardous grounds maintenance equipment
  • Fine motor skills for lock maintenance
  • Basic computing skills
  • Ability to diagnose problems and recommend solutions

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HS/GED required. Current driver’s license. Experience with lock-smithing and door hardware desirable (If not, a willingness to be trained).

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians. It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built: 1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens. The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, centrally located within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths and affordable housing prices.

How to Apply:

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Staff Application Form or sent electronically to [email protected].

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (574) 535-7111

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