Associate Groundskeeper - Grounds

Purdue University West Lafayette , IN 47996

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

The successful candidate as Associate Groundskeeper will perform grounds maintenance duties including grounds cleanliness, shrub pruning, pesticide application and landscape renovation around several campus buildings. Maintain appropriate recordkeeping and minor equipment operation/maintenance. Perform snow removal using sophisticated snow removal equipment. Required to work overtime for special events. On 24 hour call back for emergencies.


  • High school diploma/GED

  • Grounds maintenance experience including basic experience in shrub pruning, pesticide application, and grounds cleanliness

  • Demonstrated basic skills in landscape renovation, pesticide mixing and recordkeeping, as well as ornamental identification

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers

  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematics necessary

  • Good work organization and problem solving ability

  • Minor equipment operation and maintenance (i.e., truck, utility cart, etc.)

  • Personal protective equipment will be required during specific work duties as determined by the department

  • Work outdoors in temperatures below 32 degrees and above 90 degrees

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally

  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license


  • Three years in basic grounds maintenance functions of mowing/trimming, mulching, shrub pruning, pesticide application, and grounds cleanliness

  • Class 3A or 3B Pesticide Applicator's License

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position

  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position

  • The hours for this position are Monday through Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Occasional overtime may be required

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)

  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan

  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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