General Maintenance/Landscaper

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of General Maintenance/Landscaper.  The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Grounds Supervisor in the Office of Physical Plant.  The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance, renovations, and construction of all buildings, grounds, and utilities of the College. These services are provided to develop and maintain a functional, attractive and safe environment conducive to learning and to support the College’s tradition of excellence. The Department has dedicated, professional staff trained in every principle trade required to provide these services and/or to oversee contracted services that the Department does not directly provide.

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Grounds Supervisor, this position will perform duties independently according to broadly prescribed renewal, repair, and maintenance tasks to the campus grounds, composting and landscaping.  These tasks will include grounds, landscaping, trucking, composting, set ups, moving and related tasks. Self identifies work tasks, projects and needed repairs.  Assists FGS in obtaining quotes and arranging for services of outside vendors as directed.  Completes work order requests and updates completed work orders daily.  Works as part of the Maintenance Department’s team member.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of plants, shrubs, and trees and the proper techniques for caring, pruning, and planting. Must be able to obtain license for spraying herbicides and insecticides. Must be able to work independently with little supervision.  Operate various equipment or vehicles such as but not limited to skid loader, mini excavator, plow truck, and tractors with and without plow.  Responsible for minor maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles (ie, oil changes, record keeping, and schedules for inspection).

High school diploma is required. Trade or technical schooling equivalent to an associate degree preferred. This individual should have a minimum of five years of experience in the performance of grounds maintenance activities in a commercial setting.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

 

Posted 10/26/2020