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General Maintenance Helper

We Are Hiring

General Maintenance Helper - Plant Grounds and Yards 001 - Full-Time Day, 40 Hours Weekly - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo, MI

0600 to 1430 M-F is typical. However during snow season this can change.

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an associate with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to be responsible for maintaining the Medical Center grounds, assists trades, General Maintenance Mechanics, and Senior Maintenance Mechanics on work requests, preventative maintenance functions, and projects when assigned by the Section Leader or Management. Must demonstrate the ability to operate powered machinery within the probationary period.

Responsibilities:

  • Cares for the Medical Center Grounds by performing all necessary maintenance of lawn, trees, shrubs, and paved areas. In doing so, mows, rakes, prunes, and sweeps as needed.
  • Performs minor maintenance on yard equipment. Assures oil is checked in equipment daily.
  • Removes snow or other impediments from all walkways, parking lots, driveways, entrances and exits either manually or with power equipment. Keeps walkways, and entrances free of debris.
  • Works inside facility in helper capacity when assigned by Section Leader or Management.
  • When assigned, helps repair and maintain Medical Center and equipment through scheduled non-scheduled maintenance and preventative maintenance processes
  • Calculate the amount of materials necessary to complete a job. In doing so, requisitions the amount of supplies required.
  • Train new personnel. In doing so, instructs new staff on department policies and operations.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Licensed Certification specializing in Chemical Application obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Drivers License obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required.

Work Experience:

  • Experience required in landscape design, which can be obtained in two (2) to three (3) years of work experience.
  • Knowledge of English language in order to understand and transmit information orally or in writing is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 362280
Category: Facilities
Facility: MIKAL Ascension Borgess Hosp
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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