Groundskeeper Job

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time morning shift Groundskeeper to maintain the grounds at our Sewickley, PA school campus! This position will work Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the Watson Institute!

Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain gardens and lawns, including planting, fertilizing, weeding, soil conditioning, mulching, mowing lawns, trimming hedges, and watering plants
  • Prepare outdoor areas for various weather conditions, such as snow plowing, weatherproofing, and salting sidewalks and parking areas
  • Operate and maintain all landscaping equipment
  • All other tasks necessary to maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to follow directions well and work independently
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment such as mowers, weed whackers, tractors, blowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, etc.
  • At least one year of lawn care experience preferred
  • Some electrical and mechanical knowledge
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Current Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances

Job Benefits:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurances as well as life and long-term disability and access to voluntary benefits.
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Watson matching employee contributions after 1 year of employment.
  • Access to Tuition Reimbursement to pursue further education and advanced degrees.
  • Qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and flexible spending accounts.
  • On-the-job training in machinery and equipment used by the facilities management team.
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