Welcome To Mount Allison University - Applying For The Grounds Crew Position

Under the direction of the Campus Services Supervisor, this position performs work as a member of the Grounds crew. A Grounds Crew must be able to follow instructions, to consistently perform manual tasks safely and efficiently and have the physical conditioning and ability to perform the duties of the position. They must also be well organized, properly plan work duties and processes, work independently for extended periods and demonstrate the ability to cooperatively work with supervisors, faculty, students and co-workers. They must also be able to work safely with power tools and equipment common to the horticultural/landscaping trade and be able to work from heights.


Position Responsibilities


  • Maintain campus grounds through the operation of hand tools and industrial equipment related to year-round grounds maintenance. This includes:
    • Mowing, planting, line trimming, raking, removing small trees, limbs, and other organic waste and general campus lawn maintenance;
    • Installing and maintaining signs, benches, garbage cans, bike racks, and other hard features;
    • Clearing snow and deicing campus roadways, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, walkways, steps, entryways, etc.; performing such tasks with a snow blower or shovel, spreading ice melter by hand or push-spreader, lifting heavy bags or buckets of ice melter into the back of a pickup truck, etc.
  • Maintenance of sports fields including irrigation repair, topdressing, line painting, overseeding, aerating, fertilization and spray applications and filling out maintenance
  • Operate landscape equipment including but not limited to: pick-up trucks, tractors, mowers, small engine equipment, etc.
  • Move furniture, freight and equipment, up to 75
  • Perform inspection and routine maintenance of vehicles and Grounds shop
  • Perform other related duties as directed or


  • Landscape Horticulturist Journeyman, Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Horticulture, or Diploma (three-year) in Landscape Horticulture or Environmental Horticulture
  • Proof of valid provincial Driver’s License
  • Proof of valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSC)
  • To work as expected and in cooperation with administrators, faculty, students, co-workers, and other staff
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including fluency in English; integrity, dependability, tact and diplomacy are essential
  • Ability to maintain the level of physical conditioning required to perform duties
  • Ability to operate tools and equipment common to the trade
  • Proficiency with computer and cell phone technology and the Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated use of CSA approved safety equipment and ability to perform tasks related to assignments safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to recognize and deal effectively with custodial problems


To Apply: If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application on or before Friday, September 24, 2021 to:


Department of Human Resources Third Floor, Centennial Hall

65 York Street, Sackville NB, E4L 1E4 Fax: (506) 364-2385, Email: hr@mta.ca

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