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Groundskeeper - Grounds - RECRUITMENT PAUSED

Requisition ID:  8280
Job Summary


*UPDATED, APRIL 1, 2020*:  All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified.  At this time, we are still accepting applications, however, review of candidates will not begin until the pause is lifted.


Perform grounds maintenance duties including grounds cleanliness, shrub pruning, turf fertilization and mowing, landscape equipment operation, pesticide application and landscape renovation around several campus buildings.  Maintain campus lawns by irrigating, mowing, edging, hand trimming, fertilizing, and using weed control methods, and performing other grounds duties as assigned.


Find out why so many are taking advantage of a career at Purdue University!  Employees enjoy:


  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement  benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years experience in grounds maintenance including basic experience in shrub pruning, pesticide application, and grounds cleanliness
  • Demonstrated basic and intermediate skills in landscape renovation, pesticide mixing and recordkeeping, as well as ornamental identification
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematics needed
  • Good work organization and problem solving ability
  • Landscape equipment operation and maintenance (i.e. truck, utility cart, etc.) necessary
  • Personal protective equipment will be required during specific work duties as determined by the department
  • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures below 32 degrees and above 90 degrees
  • Must have a valid driver's license and remain in compliance with the Purdue University Motor Vehicle Records Policy
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, and move up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally
  • Other duties as assigned
Additional Information:


  • This position is subject to 24-hour call back for emergencies
  • Occasional overtime for special events as directed by the supervisor is required
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check and a motor vehicle records report will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Non-Exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne