Grounds Maintenance Worker

Claymont, DE | part time | Salary: $15.00 – $18.00

If you love the great outdoors and working hard with your hands for fair compensation, then the job of groundskeeper is ideal for you. Groundskeepers maintain and improve the landscape around buildings and facilities, making sure that the place in question always looks its best. In addition, groundskeepers are responsible for removing snow, keeping walkways from becoming slippery during the rain, and spotting other potential dangers around the building. The health and safety of employees and guests alike is in the hands of the groundskeeper. You will get the chance to use a variety of practical skills as a groundskeeper.


Clean interior/exterior areas of buildings on the property on a daily basis, as well as performing additional seasonal cleaning tasks.

Pick up/remove trash/debris from the property and dispose of it appropriately on a daily basis.

Remove snow in winter conditions and keep outdoor areas safe during bad weather, including spreading deicer on walkways and steps.

Using shovels, picks and other tools to dig trenches and level the ground.

Maintain landscape and garden areas by planting grass, trimming trees and bushes, and fertilizing flowers and other plants as required.

Contact the appropriate technicians/specialists for jobs that the groundskeeper cannot do alone.

Helping Maintenance Staff with daily tasks as needed

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Job Skills and Qualifications

Familiarity with at least one of the following: electrical engineering, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC or similar
High school diploma or GED
Ability to work independently
Able to communicate effectively with staff and visitors to the facility

Previous maintenance or a skilled trade
English language proficiency