Pella Area Jobs

Grounds and Utility Maintenance Worker

Job Description:
Interested candidates should complete and application at

Responsible to the Grounds/Utility Team Supervisor for performing a variety of grounds and maintenance tasks.  

  • Grounds & Utility Maintenance:
    • Responsible for college ground maintenance.
      • Including, but not limited to - mowing grass, edging sidewalks, planting trees, flowers, and shrubs, trimming, watering landscaping plantings, raking leaves, etc.
      • Snow & ice removal; spread anti-skid material.
      • Trash and recycling pick up.
    • Responsible for furniture/office moves and event set-up and tear down in coordination with the Director of Purchasing & Facility Services.
    • Perform minor maintenance on landscaping equipment such as sharpening blades, tightening belts, and greasing bearings.
    • Make on and off-campus deliveries, coordinating with Central Stores Coordinator.
    • Other Maintenance duties as assigned (such as painting, changing filters, etc.).
    • Shift hours may vary, including evenings, weekends, and college closure periods.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent plus one year of effective experience, or preventative maintenance experience on landscaping equipment. 
  • Ability to operate truck, tractor, mower, and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Ability to lift, pull, or push 50-100 pounds, climb, and use a ladder.
  • Must be willing and available for evening and weekend work.
Application Instructions:
Contact the Human Resources department at Central with application questions by calling 641-628-5300 or emailing