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University of Michigan

Job Description


Maintain campus grounds by mowing, weeding, raking, and pruning shrubs, grass, or plant ground cover, clean and maintain parking lots, install street posts and signs; maintain plant beds using fertilizers and observing and reporting diseases; shovel snow or other materials; load and unload trucks and transport refuse or other materials. 

Full-time (Summer); Full or Part-time (During Academic School Year). Work schedule Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 4:00PM includes a half hour unpaid lunch break. Weekends also available. 


  • Assist in lawn, tree, shrub, flower maintenance.
  • Safe operation of a push mower, string trimmer, utility cart, and road vehicles.
  • Pick up litter and debris.
  • Watering plants shrubs.
  • Weed beds.
  • Sweeping.
  • Digging.
  • Raking
  • Mulching
  • Maintain irrigation system
  • Snow removal
  • Complete all assigned / related Grounds maintenance duties

Required Qualifications*

  • Must be able to complete the required OSHA training
  • Must pass required MDOT Medical Surveillance
  • Must be able to perform a wide range of physical activities including pushing, pulling, lifting, kneeling, reaching, etc.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Must be a self starter
  • Must possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must have and demonstrate strong work ethic

Desired Qualifications*

  • Available for work after normal hours for snow removal, campus emergencies, or project work.
  • Work Study Students preferred

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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