Groundskeeper - Newark

Job Requisition #: JR64914

End Date: 2/5/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

Primary Function:

ChristianaCare is looking for a full-time Groundskeeper to maintain the grounds of hospital in a clean, safe, and orderly condition for patients, employees, and visitors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintains grounds by performing multiple tasks including: cutting grass, mulching plants, pruning, watering, planting, picking up litter and debris, emptying trash receptacles, sweeping walks, roads, and entryways maintaining a neat appearance.

Drives pickup truck, street sweeper and/or backhoe.

Cleans drains, positions signs, inspects site amenities and performs minor repairs and adjustments on these items as directed.

Cares for tools, keeps equipment clean and serviced and in good working order. This includes checks on oil, fuel, and fluid levels, sharpening and minor adjustments to ensure proper performance of mechanical equipment.

During inclement weather, assists Maintenance crews indoors.

Works on severe weather details, removing snow, de-icing, clearing drains; secures site in high wind conditions.

Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements

Knowledge of basic plant forms to identify weeds from cultured plant material.

Knowledge of proper safety procedures for operating grounds maintenance tools and equipment.

Ability to perform a variety of strenuous tasks associated with grounds maintenance.

Ability to operate a lawn mower, snow blower, pick-up truck, and power sweeper/vacuum as necessary.

Ability to assess equipment breakdowns and take appropriate corrective action.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Skill in oral and written communications.

Hours: Day Shift 7:30am - 4:00pm (may require off hour work)

Education and Experience Requirements:

High school graduate or equivalent.

Valid driver's license.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to extreme heat, cold, dust, dirt, rain, snow, wind, noise, and fumes. Occasional exposure to extended and/or unusual hours. 95% of work performed outdoors.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling. Strenuous work associated with maintaining the grounds.

Christianacare Offers:

  • Collaborative and team focused environment
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 403(b)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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