Grounds Worker

Job description

Grounds Worker


Serve the campus community in the capacity determined by the Director of Grounds and Landscaping.Responsibilities could include:Adhere to any safety regulations and standards spelled out in the IWU safety policy and or dictated by trainings.Comply with any processes and procedures established by Facilities management and or Indiana Wesleyan University administration.


Reports to the Director of Grounds and Landscaping


High School Diploma


Ability to work in extreme weather conditions…Hot and ColdAbility to perform heavy manual labor, including bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting heavy objects up to 75lb.Attentive to detail, a self-starter, and ability to work without close supervision.Excellent communication skills; discerning and tactful.Willingness to serve in any capacity determined by any member of the Grounds Department leadership team. Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions.Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the general public.May be required to work overtime as directed by supervision.


Supervise and direct student worker pool as necessary.


According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


2 years of relative experience in a grounds/maintenance related field

Required Skills:

Ability to operate such equipment as hand and power mowers, front-end loaders, tractors, spraying equipment, and hand and power tools in a safe and effective manner.Considerable knowledge of standard hand and power tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance activities.Considerable knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use of tools and equipment related to grounds maintenance.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position may be required to work overtime as directed by supervision.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University.It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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