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Groundskeeper - Unlicensed

Job ID 85322 Full / Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular
About Baystate Health
Baystate Health, a leading not-for-profit integrated health system, is transforming the delivery of health care to the communities it serves. Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts. With about 12,000 employees, a 3,100-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $2.5 billion, this dynamic and growing system includes an academic medical center, a children’s hospital and three community hospitals. It also includes a large multispecialty group, (Baystate Medical Practices), Baystate Home Health, Baystate Reference Laboratories, and Health New England, a 160,000-member health insurance company. 

Baystate Health is hiring a Groundskeeper for a full time position.

The Groundskeeper performs a variety of tasks involving maintenance of grounds and landscaping throughout Baystate Medical Center. This role helps maintain an outdoor environment that is safe and appealing to patients, visitors, and staff.

What you will do:

  • Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles, such as pickup trucks with trailers, bobcat loaders, Zero-Turn moweres, edger’s, and other motorized and/or hand operated machinery.
  • Service, clean, lubricate, and replace worn or broken parts on landscaping, and snow removal equipment as needed.
  • Perform installation, dismantling, repair, renovation, and alteration of structures, equipment and furniture; participate in demolition.
  • Answer service requests calls as well as other groundskeeping related phone inquiries.
  • Properly clean and dispose of various types of medical waste and spills that occur outside on the grounds, including needles, syringes, broken glass and other items that could be considered medical waste.

What you will need:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Hoisting Engineer (HE-C2 Front End Loader/Unloader) or ability to acquire one.
  • Working knowledge of various types of lawnmowers, such as walk-behinds, riders, push mowers, etc.
  • MA DOT Medical Examiner’s Certification.
  • Familiarity with the safe operation of grounds equipment.
  • General knowledge and safe use of pruning equipment e.g. hand saws, chain saws, pull, pruners, loppers, and others.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of lawn irrigation systems, also have the ability to identify, replace and/or repair parts, such as nozzles and pipes.
  • Previous experience in healthcare facility preferred.
Fleet Policy Statement

Applicants must possess a valid driver's license recognized by the employee's state of residence and satisfactory finding from their Motor Vehicle history report as a contingency of employment. A drug screen is required after an offer of employment is extended.  Failure to comply with or have acceptable test results will result in the rescinding of the employment offer.  Employees whose positions are covered by this policy are subject to random drug screening and an annual review of their motor vehicle history.

What you need to know:

  • This is a full Time position, Monday through Friday; may require weekends availability.
  • This position is located in Springfield MA.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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