Groundskeeper Job


“Rhodes College invites applications for Groundskeeper in Physical Plant.  Performs general lawn care duties including mowing, edging, trimming, cleaning, raking and fertilizing;  Waters and prunes trees and shrubs; Operates grounds keeping and general maintenance equipment, such as tractor, lawn mower, chain saw, backpack blowers and weed trimmer; Assists in various general maintenance projects, such as carpentry or plumbing projects; Assists in construction and leveling of sidewalks and repairs holes in asphalt; Assists in digging ditches for electrical and/or plumbing projects and maintains and repairs sewer lines; Cleans and maintains gutters, roof, roof drains, and ivy on buildings; Picks up and transports refuse, brush and other material to dumpsite; Maintains communication with Grounds department and Physical Plant as necessary.  Must be a team player willing to “pitch-in” and help co-workers sustain a comfortable and well-maintained environment.

“High School Diploma or GED equivalency preferred.  Valid driver license required.  Ability to understand and follow directions, ability to define specific uses of products, ability to read and understand instructions and potential hazards, and ability to lift, bend, stoop, walk, push or pull heavy equipment, stand for extended periods of time required and work in adverse weather conditions.  Must be able to pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

“Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment.  To apply online, please visit

“We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.”


Source: The Commercial Appeal. (2017, June 25). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(176), p. 5C.




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