Grounds Lead/Maintenace Tech 1

Primary Functions

  • Assist Maintenance Manager with creating a landscape plan for the campus.
  • Maintain grounds by weeding, edging, mowing, raking, and trimming of grass, trees, and shrubbery.
  • Prune trees and shrubs using the appropriate techniques according to type.
  • Monitor and maintain the watering needs of various landscapes across campus.
  • Implement landscape improvement projects according to plans.
  • Apply herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers.
  • Work with Maintenance Manager to resolve site drainage issues.
  • Maintain and repair grounds equipment in good working order.
  • Ensure grounds are free of litter and debris.
  • Maintain lake and surrounding vegetation; monitor and remove algae as needed.
  • Aerate all fescue turf as scheduled.
  • Maintain mulch in plant beds and amend as needed.
  • Maintain soils with organic compost to attain a nutrient-rich, well-drained environment to sustain healthy plant life.
  • Remove snow/ice from walkways, parking lots, and streets in a timely manner (additional hours/overtime may be required during snow/ice events).
  • Flexibility to work varying hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, if needed
  • Prompt and regular attendance is required.




Secondary Functions

  • Perform general maintenance and repairs of building interiors and exteriors.
  • Safely operate shop and hand tools as required.
  • Move and setup furniture and equipment in classrooms, bedrooms, and offices.
  • Serve on the on-call rotation for evening and weekend emergency maintenance calls.
  • Monitor and control geese population and nesting sites.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Job Description:

Educational, Training, and Licensure Requirements

  • Prefer 2-3 years grounds experience as a Grounds Lead/Maintenance Technician I.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Kansas drivers’ license and good driving record required.
  • Due to potential hazards of the position, must be at least 18 years old.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to perform significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and kneeling.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
  • Regular lifting of up to 30 pounds.
  • Regular climbing of ladders and/or scaffolding.
  • Exposure to noise, chemicals, electrical hazards and mechanical hazards for periods of time

Work Environment

  • This position works both in and out of doors.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions, including heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/ice.
  • Regular exposure to noise, chemicals, and electrical and mechanical hazards.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Methods, equipment, and materials used in grounds maintenance work.
  • Working knowledge of standard horticultural practices.
  • Operation and maintenance of hand and power tools.
  • Occupational hazards and safe working practices.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
  • Be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and be able to complete all tasks.
  • Be honest, ethical, and be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Listen effectively and obtain information from others.
  • Excellent ability both in writing and orally to communicate convey information effectively.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under distracting conditions.
  • Strong customer orientation, a positive attitude, and able to respond to requests for service and assistance from others in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Work in a cost-conscious manner with limited supervision, as well as awareness of the safety of Heartspring students and staff at all times.


Heartspring offers a generous benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance and retirement plans. Heartspring also offers opportunities to grow within and advance your careers through on-the-job training, internal promotion preferences, and the Heartspring scholarship program to help you go back to school.

Heartspring is a drug-free campus. Heartspring is an EEO employer.

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