Position Detail

Skilled Laborer (#614)

Date Posted:
11/07/2017
Type/Department:
Bargaining Unit in Facilities Management
Search Status:
Interviewing Candidates - Accepting Applications
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There is a vacancy in the Facilities Management Department for a skilled laborer. Any qualified applicant must apply online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.  Applicants must apply within the three (3) day posting period.

Skilled Laborer

The Mount Holyoke College Facilities Management Department has an opening for a Skilled Laborer/Groundskeeper.  The primary focus of this position is the care of the campus landscape which includes:  'routine Grounds work'; planting; pruning; pest control; campus and athletic field turf maintenance and snow removal.  This is a year round position and other duties will likely include maintenance of roads, walks driveways and other hardscaped areas; floor maintenance, moving materials throughout the campus and operating and maintaining hand and power equipment.

This position requires: a willingness and enthusiasm to perform a broad spectrum of job duties, sometimes in inclement weather; and an ability to work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.  This position requires availability for overtime work and call-in assignments.  Qualified applicants must have substantial hands-on experience doing landscaping work and lawn mowing.

Preference will be given to candidates who are: knowledgeable about plant material; synthetic turf fields, soil fertility; and grass/turf problems.  Preference will be given to candidates who have: a pesticide license; a hoisting license; or a two year degree in Horticulture or a related field of study, (or an equivalent level of knowledge in the field).  Preference may be given to candidates who are familiar with the operation of snow plows, loaders, irrigation systems, and chainsaws.  Preference may be given to candidates who are knowledgeable in the fields of vehicle maintenance and equipment repair.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.