Mission and Commitment
Taylor's mission is to develop servant-leaders marked with a passion to
minister Christ's redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need.
As a community, Taylor faculty, staff, and students commit to living out
Christ's love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one
another, and grow in faith as we learn in the classroom, on the field, at
chapel, and anywhere else we're doing Life Together.
The Grounds team aims to maintain a diverse and healthy landscape on the
campus to enhance the learning environment and ensure a safe and beautiful
environment in which students can thrive. The Ground Technician will perform
semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of
the award-winning grounds and landscapes on Taylor's campus.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position is primarily responsible to:
Testify to personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ, affirm belief
in the University's Statement of Faith, abide by and practice our Life
Together Covenant, and both personally agree with and support the
Foundational Documents of Taylor University.
Perform tasks common to the care of grounds and landscapes, including
seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, mixing and applying chemicals
for weed and pest control, transplanting, pruning, edging, trimming,
mowing, and seasonal plant care.
Prepare beds and install landscapes; install and plant trees according to
landscape blueprints and horticultural standards.
Monitor turf, plant, and tree irrigation needs.
Perform seasonal snow removal, including operating snow blowers, tractors,
or snow shovels; use shovels to spread sand and salt on snow- or ice-
Pick up and empty rubbish and recycling.
Assist with greenhouse maintenance and care.
Maintain tools, equipment, and materials.
Maintain chemical application records.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
High school diploma, or equivalent.
Knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance
tools, equipment, and machinery, required.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in planting,
cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground
cover, flowers, and grasses.
Knowledge of the use and proper disposal of chemicals uses in
Must have a valid driver's license.
Skills and Competencies
Working knowledge of practical application of basic electronics, plumbing,
carpentry, and mechanics.
Proven experience in and knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
Ability to follow instructions, perform standard procedures, operations,
and/or operate specific equipment and light-duty vehicles.
Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team
Ability to understand written work orders and written and verbal
instructions in English.
General proficiency in the use of personal computers and related software
applications, including Microsoft Office suite; ability to learn new
Ability to communicate effectively.
Extensive physical activity required; requires strenuous physical work: heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual, electric-powered and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines.
Requires periodic exposure to and use of chemical compounds for application on trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, and grasses, which may be hazardous and cause injury if specific instructions regarding mixture, application, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
Employees considered as essential employees, and must report to work as scheduled or called in when University offices are closed due to severe weather.
Work is primarily performed outdoors, year-round; involves considerable exposure to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant orders and/or loud noises.
This position is full-time, non-exempt, and located in Upland, Indiana.
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and transcripts.
All materials will remain confidential. The University is keenly interested in
diversifying its staff and strongly encourages women and members of minority
groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal
and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
Please be prepared to answer the following questions when you apply for this
What is your personal faith journey/Christian testimony?
What are the most significant implications of your faith commitment to
your life today?
Please list other experiences and skills, which especially qualify you for
this position at Taylor University.
What do you perceive to be your personal gifts, strengths, capabilities
and limitations as they relate to the position for which you are applying?
Upland, Indiana, United States
Boyd Buildings and Grounds Complex