Grounds Laborers are part of a 58-person team that executes a Base Operations & Maintenance contract on a military installation consisting of 180 acres of land covered with 300,000 square yards of pavement and 55 buildings / structures totaling over 1.9 million square feet. Grounds Laborers perform grounds maintenance activities in the summer, snow removal activities in the winter, and other related duties as assigned throughout the year. This position is located in Warren, MI.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following tasks are typical of this occupation:

  • Maintains grass with zero-turn lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers and various hand tools;

  • Utilizes power and hand tools to perform various landscaping activities, such as digging, moving, filling, and leveling earth, river rock, and other fill material; places sod and grass seed; cleans ditches, culverts, & storm drains; removes / places mulch; picks up trash, leaves, and other debris;

  • Plants, trims, and removes trees, shrubs, and bushes using chains saws, hedge trimmers, and other power and hand tools;

  • Installs, maintains and repairs, and replaces sign posts, signs, parking blocks, and fencing;

  • Spreads salt on icy roads & walkways by hand, manual spreader, and box spreaders; removes snow with shovels, utility vehicles, Polar Tracs, and plow trucks;

  • Performs operator maintenance on all tools and equipment used;

  • Can be placed on-call for after-hours emergency response;

  • Performs all related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; pesticide / herbicide licenses desirable but not required;

  • Must have six (6) months of recent / relevant Grounds Laborer experience or demonstrated mechanical ability to perform the assigned duties of the position;

  • Ability to work any time of the day and any day of the week in all weather conditions utilizing appropriate safety precautions and procedures; must be able to lift 50 lbs without assistance

  • Successfully pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background check, & motor vehicle report;

  • Maintain security clearance, including a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) investigation;

  • Maintain valid State of Michigan driver's license and remain insurable to operate Company vehicles;

  • Able to effectively read, write, and speak the English language




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