Mercy Medical Center Clinton Groundskeeper in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Department:

3030_4011 Maintenance-4011

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Maintains all grounds that fall under the jurisdiction of the Agency in an attractive and orderly condition by trimming lawns, planting trees, removing snow and other related tasks. Adjusts and repairs grounds equipment including lawn mowers, sprinklers, shears, and the like, using small hand tools. Helps with painting and general maintenance projects. Assists with special events.

Job Description Details:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Operates commercial lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers and other light yard equipment to maintain the grounds.

  • Plants flowerbeds, waters, weeds and keeps edges neat and trimmed.

  • Trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges, and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles.

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

  • Picks up loose trash, bottles and other debris around the buildings, parking lots and road on a daily basis, including accounts (seasonal) and off site programs.

  • Repairs parking lots by filling cracks or holes with gravel or asphalt as needed.

  • Gutter cleaning on buildings as needed ex: MMPT at Mill Street, PBHH, and ART.

  • Landscapes new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, and replaces bushes.

  • Sprays for weeds and insects using unrestricted chemicals as required.

  • Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment and tools as required.

  • Painting Duties: Preps surfaces for painting, carefully selects paints, and prepares area prior to painting assigned area or project. Properly cleans all tools and equipment after use, and maintains tools and equipment in operative condition at all times. Responsible for various paint projects such as walls, floors, tiles, signs. Replaces tiles when necessary.

  • General Maintenance Duties: Assists in various general maintenance projects such as hanging cabinets, pictures, signs, curtains, etc. Helps repair doors, knobs, hinges and closures.

  • Responds to emergency calls related to all service functions and assists other trades when deemed necessary by engineering manager.

  • Orders and maintains a small inventory of regularly utilized building and hardware supplies.

  • Submits recommendations to the Engineering Manager for improvements or repairs of building and equipment on a weekly basis and ensures adequate coverage of repairs for optimum operation of department.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, High School Diploma preferred and six to twelve (6-12) months of previous work related experience plus three months or less of on-the-job training and orientation.

  • Work requires the ability to understand paint charts and mixtures, along with the determining color schemes.

  • 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 respect and courtesy.

  • Successful completion of a C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) check as outlined by SPHS, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Mental Health, Department of Education (DOE), Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), and/or Department of Public Health guidelines.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

  • Work requires lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds daily and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a daily basis. Requires stooping, bending, reaching and grabbing objects.

  • Requires use of ladders and staging, and working in close proximity to high voltage electrical current and/or moving machinery, or with power tools and equipment which require caution and use of safe work practices.

  • Working in all weather conditions, heat, cold, rain and snow.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Manager of Engineering with daily guidance from the Lead Groundskeeper.

  • Has no responsibility for leading or supervising the work of other employees.

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Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.