Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks groundskeepers to join our team of dedicated groundskeepersin caring for your extensive campus focusing on our turf fields.
Westtown is a spirit-led school where students are empowered to discover their unique gifts and guiding purpose in a values-based community, while acquiring the skills andknowledge they will need to impact — and to better — the world they will inherit. Founded in 1799 by members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Westtown educates not just for the sake of college preparation, but for an engaged and reflective life. The school’s academic program is rigorous, and its college admissions record is impressive. At the same time, the school places a strong emphasis on reflection and mindfulness, both in weekly Meeting for Worship and in students’ everyday lives.Westtown’s beautiful 600-acre campus, located just 25 miles west of Philadelphia, encourages investigation, relaxation, and play, as well as illustrating the school’s commitment to sustainability. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community memberto value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.
Groundskeepers Essential Functions:
·Mow grass and trim with power mowers and other power tools
· Assists in maintaining athletic fields and recreational play areas for all users including layout, lining, mowing, seeding, fertilizing, etc..
·Prune and mulches trees and shrubs.
·Operate tractors, loaders and other grounds vehicles.
·Weed flower beds and around shrubs and trees as directed.
·Plant trees/shrubs and annuals as directed.
·Removes snow and ice using power snow blowers, chemical ice melters, and truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or ice scrapers must be available for early morning and/or late night hours when inclement weather is forecasted.
·Maintains streets in the immediate vicinity of campus.
· Assists with removal and disposal of trash and debris
·Maintains parking lots.
·Provides support and manpower as directed to other School and Facilities departments.
·Maintains communications according to school radio policy.
· Maintains professional and appropriate relations with all students and parents at all times.
·Maintains knowledge of school property ad staff as necessary to perform assigned duties.
·Report all accidents to the Assistant Director and Director of Facilities.
·Ensure security and confidentially of all student information.
· Reports unsafe conditions or suspicious activity to the Assistant Director and Director of Facilities.
·Practice energy conservation at all times.
·Attend work on time as scheduled and adhere to attendance policy.
·Participate in departmental meetings/training.
·Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100 lbs. occasionally with assistance.
·Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl for extended periods of time.
·Must be able to climb ladders.
·Must be able to push and/or pull heavy loads.
·High School Diploma or GED
·Minimum one year experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities or equivalent education, training or experience.
·Ability to work within the overall organization of the Facilities department and work with skilled and unskilled personnel.
·Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
·Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Lana Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenterand select Show All Job Openings.