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Grounds Worker

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Work type: Hourly (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Job Title: Grounds Worker

Reporting Relationship: Director of Grounds and Landscaping

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Facilities Management-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Maintenance Building

Summary of Position:    Serve the campus community in the capacity determined by the Director of Grounds and Landscaping. Responsibilities could include: Snow Removal, Campus Lawn Care, Campus Landscaping, Campus Waste Disposal/Recycling, General Grounds Care and Facilities Maintenance, and/or Perform Other Related Duties as Assigned.

Adhere to any safety regulations and standards spelled out in the IWU safety policy and or dictated by trainings.  Comply with any processes and procedures established by Facilities management and or Indiana Wesleyan University administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions…Hot and Cold Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting heavy objects up to 75lb. 
  • Attentive to detail, a self-starter, and ability to work without close supervision. Excellent communication skills; discerning and tactful
  • Willingness to serve in any capacity determined by any member of the Grounds Department leadership team. Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the general public. May be required to work overtime as directed by supervision
  • Supervise and direct student worker pool as necessary

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • High School Diploma


  • Two (2) years of relative experience in a grounds/maintenance related field

Required Skills

  • Ability to operate such equipment as hand and power mowers, front-end loaders, tractors, spraying equipment, and hand and power tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Considerable knowledge of standard hand and power tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance activities
  • Considerable knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use of tools and equipment related to grounds maintenance
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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