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Skilled Laborer (#683)

Hiring Range:
$ – $20.19 Hourly
Date Posted:
Bargaining Unit in Facilities Management
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Position Filled - not Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College has an opening for a Skilled Laborer.  This is a year-round, 52-week position.

This position will work under the supervision of the Grounds Supervisor. 

Responsibilities may include: the care of the campus landscape, which includes, routine grounds work; planting; pruning; pest control; campus and athletic field turf maintenance and snow removal;  maintenance of roads, walks, driveways and other hardscaped areas; floor maintenance, moving of materials throughout the campus and operating and maintaining hand and power equipment.


  • A willingness and enthusiasm to perform a broad spectrum of job duties, sometimes in inclement weather
  • An ability to work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team
  • A willingness to perform other duties as assigned
  • Availability for overtime work and call-in assignments

In some instances, preference will be given to applicants who have substantial hands-on experience doing landscaping work and lawn mowing; who are knowledgeable about plant material, synthetic turf fields, soil fertility and grass/turf problems.  Applicants 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).

In some instances, preference may be given to applicants who are familiar with the operation of snow plows, loaders, irrigation systems, and chainsaws, or those who are knowledgeable in the fields of vehicle maintenance and equipment repair.

To apply, apply online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.


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.