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Trinity Health Grounds Maintenance Staff in Syracuse, New York

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift

Description:Day Shift - 7:00am - 3:30pm


Performs a wide variety of seasonal grounds keeping activities necessary for the ongoing safety, cleanliness, operation and overall appearance of the hospital’s campus. Performs other duties as assigned to assist in achieving overall division and hospital goals. Safety and regulatory compliance is a condition of employment. May be required to work other shifts as well as rotating schedules and overtime.


High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Clean valid NYS driver’s license is required. Previous experience highly desirable. Grounds Maintenance II: Same as Grounds Maintenance I level plus one to three years progressive experience at GM I level. BOCES vocational training in small engine repair. Grounds Maintenance III: All Grounds Maintenance I level plus one to three years progressive experience at Grounds Maintenance II level. Additional BOCES vocation training in the field.

Participates in orientation and continuing education and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise.

Skid-steer operation experience and/or Pesticide Applicator certification highly desired


Ability to operate hospital bobcat, trucks and salting equipment and obtain proficient skills at snow and ice removal. Ability to safely utilize lawn care equipment including but not limited to mowers, trimmers, weed and hedging equipment. Individuals must be available to return to the campus after normal working hours with minimal notice should snow or ice conditions require it.


Outdoors setting. Exposure Class I – routine or potential exposures to blood, body fluids, excretions or secretions. Occasional to regular exposure to situations that could cause moderate to serious injury or illness, including but not limited to: operation of hospital vehicles, use of hand tools, power tools, operation of machinery and equipment, confined space entry materials and equipment cleaning utilizing various cleaning solutions.


Heavy work: continual and repetitive motions, including but not limited to: heavy lifting, bending, stooping, twisting, pushing, pulling, climbing and prolonged walking and standing.


All services, employees, medical staff, patients, visitors, vendors, and various regulatory and professional agencies.

SUPERVISED BY: Coordinator of Services or Manager.


CAREER PATH: Grounds maintenance II, III, and Coordinator of Services.

General Performance Criteria: Grounds Maintenance Staff

  • Performs a wide variety of seasonal grounds keeping activities.

  • Snow and ice removal.

  • Lawn maintenance.

  • Landscaping and parking lot maintenance.

  • Operates and maintains all grounds equipment.

    Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.