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Froedtert South Grounds Technician in Kenosha, United States

Grounds Technician

Froedtert South Kenosha, WI (Onsite) Per Diem

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Reporting to the Grounds Manager, the Grounds Technician will perform and oversee a variety of landscape activities maintaining a safe and positive exterior image of Froedtert South facilities. Landscaping activities will include: Installing hardscapes, planting, weeding, chemical treatment, digging, spreading topsoil and other materials, general landscape maintenance/cleaning, winter snow removal and seasonal lawn preparation. The Grounds Technician will operate heavy machinery including skid steer, snow removal equipment, and plow trucks. Perform basic maintenance and repairs on equipment. Indoor plant care. Grounds Technicians will support moving furniture/equipment and assist Facilities Maintenance staff on projects as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED


  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in landscaping or horticultural work.

  • Experience in a health care setting preferred

  • Experience applying pesticide in commercial environment preferred


  • Valid State Driver’s License and insurable with company’s agent required

  • Pesticide Certification preferred


  • Ability to follow written work procedure

  • Have working knowledge of standard horticultural practices

  • Ability to operate a truck and trailer combination proficiently

  • Ability to communicate issues to Grounds Manager

  • Ability to read, write, hear, speak and understand the English language.

  • Ability to operate machinery including mowers, skid steer, and other snow removal equipment.

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

  • Ability to frequently walk/stand/crouch/reach for long periods of time


  • Performs planting and related activities

  • Performs routine lawn maintenance including grass cutting, lawn edging, weed pulling, and other routine lawn-maintenance activities

  • Perform routine parking lot re-striping

  • Install indoor/outdoor holiday decorations

  • Asphalt maintenance/patching

  • Maintain parking structure in clean/safe order, routine power washing

  • Uses lawn mower and related equipment

  • Provides seasonal lawn care, such as spring and fall clean-up

  • Moves materials and equipment and performs related duties to assist in landscaping and hardscaping

  • Digs holes and trenches and excavates for landscaping and hardscaping using picks and shovels or related equipment

  • Hauls or spreads topsoil, gravel, sand, mulch, or related materials using wheelbarrows and rakes

  • Hand-finishes grade, and apply seed, straw, or sod

  • Maintains assigned equipment and notifies Landscaping Manager of needed repairs

  • Responds politely to customer inquiries and projects a professional image

  • Loads equipment and materials on and off trucks and trailers

  • Performs snow removal activities as assigned, such as shoveling, salting, etc.

  • Ability to be on-call for emergencies and routine snow removal

  • Assist Facilities Maintenance staff on special projects as assigned

  • Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions

  • Assist and participate in special projects as assigned

  • Any other duties or projects as assigned by the Manager.

Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.

Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Job Snapshot

Job Type Facility Support Services

Schedule Resource Pool

Shift Varied

Hours 0-80

Facility/Name Froedtert Kenosha Center