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Trinity Health Groundskeeper (Full-Time) in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift

Description:

Maintains all grounds by cutting the grass, pruning and planting trees and bushes, removing snow and other related tasks. Adjusts and repairs grounds equipment including lawn mowers, sprinklers, shears, and the like, using small hand tools. Also helps with any light maintenance work or housekeeping duties.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Cultivates soil, plants, waters, weeds, edges, and trims lawns, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees.

  2. Rakes, collects, disposes of leaves and refuse from facility grounds. Clears storm drains and traps of debris.

  3. Removes snow from sidewalks, parking lots, and entrances with the use of shovels, snow blowers and small front loading tractors; spreads salt and/or gravel to prevent slipping.

  4. Operates large riding mowers, push mowers, tillers, riding sweepers, edger’s and other light yard equipment. Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs including fueling, lubricating and cleaning machinery.

  5. Repairs parking lots by filling cracks or holes with gravel or asphalt as appropriate.

  6. Applies weed control chemicals, by use of sprayer, as directed and adhering to necessary safety precautions.

  7. Picks up trash on property and such.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Work requires a high school level of educational development, the ability to read and understand written instructions and six to twelve months of previous work related experience plus three months or less of on-the-job training and orientation.

  2. No certification, registration, or licensure required.

  3. Work requires the ability to understand and respond to simple written or verbal instructions. Occasionally requires contact with clients and/or visitors, which involves ordinary courtesy.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Work requires lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds on a daily basis.

  2. Work requires carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a daily basis.

  3. Work requires stooping and bending.

  4. Work requires ability to reach and grasp objects.

  5. Work requires pushing or pulling supply carts, etc. on a daily basis.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Requires working with equipment or performing procedures where carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises or muscle pulls.

  2. Requires working in close proximity to high voltage electrical current and/or moving machinery, or with power tools and equipment (table saws, drills, etc.), which requires caution and use of established safety guidelines, and equipment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  1. Reports to the Director of Facility Operations

  2. Has no responsibility for leading or supervising the w

    Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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