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Grounds Keeper

  • 14 Apr 2022 3:08 PM
    Message # 12708828
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    Nichols School









    Director of Facilities

    M-F 6:30m to 3pm

    Full Time




    Maintain grounds at the direction of the Lead Grounds in all aspects of landscape, facilities maintenance and event setup activities. Perform some specialized grounds maintenance functions, such as certain equipment operations and maintenance of turf athletics fields. Assist other departments with routine furniture moving, room/event set-up tasks, painting, plumbing, concrete, dry wall, light electrical and perform other duties as assigned.


    • Maintain tools and equipment used in grounds work.
    • Operate hand, power tools and equipment used in grounds and facilities maintenance.

    ·       Maintain grounds in summer: mow and fertilize lawns; plant grass, irrigation, trim and prune trees                spraying of weeds, fertilize trees and shrubs, remove weeds, spring clean-up and so forth.

    ·       Maintain grounds in winter: Remove leaves, remove snow and ice from parking lots and sidewalks,              using shovels, snow blowers and plows, salt and sand, stake grounds as markers for snow season.

    ·       Pick up trash around buildings/grounds and empty trashcans and recycle bins process.

    ·       Perform specialized grounds maintenance tasks, such as maintaining athletics fields, nets, field                           markings, prepare for sports events and maintain artificial turf fields.

    ·       Assist with basic construction tasks related to grounds maintenance (ditch digging, cement work, laying        tar and asphalt, parking and directional lines, road drains, fences and sign installation, etc).

    ·       Carry out other special work orders, copy paper.

    • Performs pest control, i.e., snakes, bees, wasps, etc.
    • Service and transport buses for maintenance.
    • Report any needed equipment repair or unsafe conditions.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    High school diploma / GED preferred, reading and writing ability at ninth-grade level required, supplemented by at least three (3) years of experience in general grounds keeping/landscaping, and/or general maintenance work or an equivalent combination of training and experience, required. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the Nichols Community. Must be able to initiate, understand and follow through with oral and written instructions and work independently. Must have excellent follow-through. Must be flexible. Regular attendance is required. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Valid New York driver’s license, required. Subject to on-call status as needed or on-call status/recall in the event of emergencies.


    Must have physical capability to be able to negotiate ladders and scaffolding.  This

    position involves extensive bending, stooping, walking, pulling, kneeling, shoveling,

    and light to medium lifting.


    Exposure to various paints, chemicals and solvents.  Exposure to inclement weather when working outdoors. Exposure to high heat and noise conditions when working boiler and other mechanical rooms.


    Juan Carlos Fontaneda CPMM, CEO

    Director of Facilities

    1250 Amherst st, Buffalo, NY 14216

    Phone 716-332-6376

    Cell 716-863-8650

    Fax 716-875-4551


    Last modified: 14 Apr 2022 3:12 PM | Deleted user
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