Skip to main content

Grounds/Utility Worker

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

View more

Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Bloomberg School of Public Health Facilities Management Department is seeking a Grounds/Utility Worker. This position reports to work Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM until 2:30 PM. The selected candidate will perform a variety of physical work such as maintaining grounds and transporting furniture, equipment, and various building materials. They will assist more skilled maintenance workers in the performance of their job as needed.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs grounds keeping duties such as digging ditches, removing trash, sweeping walkways, removing snow and ice, raking leaves, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and hedges, and weeding flower beds.
  • Moves furniture and equipment.
  • Transports materials, supplies, and tools such as brick, pipe, cement, lumber, and wire to and from work area for more skilled maintenance workers.
  • Assists other maintenance workers at their work when necessary such as to support heavy work materials while work is in progress, holding and steadying large tools and maintenance equipment, fetching, handing, or holding tools, materials, and supplies.
  • Observes all safety precautions and uses equipment properly to avoid harming self and others and damaging property.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition. May be required to be available to work 24 hour calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs. On an infrequent basis, may need to lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders periodically to perform landscape maintenance.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Familiarity with the tools, equipment, and materials used by more skilled maintenance workers they assist.
  • Ability to read and write in order to read work orders and to complete records, maintenance schedules, and so forth.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent preferred.
  • One or more years of experience preferred.

**This is a Bargaining Unit position. All newly hired employees in Bargaining Unit positions shall be considered "probationary" employees until completion of 90 calendar days of employment. These employees shall become members of the Bargaining Unit if this employment continues beyond four months. The university will notify the employees' union. Bargaining Unit employees shall become eligible for benefits upon completion of their probationary period.

Classified Title: BU Grounds/Utility Worker
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Grounds/Utility Worker
Role/Level/Range: SEMSKIL5/01/BU
Starting Salary Range: $16.88 per hour, increases to $20.20 after 12 months
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: Maintenance
Personnel area: School of Public Health

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert