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Park Maintenance Job in Grand Rapids, Ohio US

Park Maintenance

Metroparks of the Toledo Area - Grand Rapids, OH

Posted: 5/5/2021 - Expires: 7/5/2021

Job ID: 226964986


Job Description

HS Diploma or equivalent and valid driver's license required. Moderate level of specialty maintenance experience required. 40 hrs/wk.

$18.45/hr. Go to for complete job requirements and to apply.  

POSITION GOAL: Perform a broad spectrum of maintenance duties, including building equipment, maintenance, grounds maintenance, landscaping and construction.

PARK LOCATION: Providence Metropark: /

CLASSIFICATION: Hourly – Regular – Non-exempt – Full Time

COMPENSATION: $18.45/hr. Employer and employee contribute to Public Employees Retirement System.  



Alternates to the following position requirements may be made as Metroparks finds appropriate and acceptable.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Moderate level of specialty maintenance experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Broad, in-depth maintenance and mechanical skills; demonstrated ability to maintain and repair equipment.

• Demonstrated proficiency in maintenance specialty areas: carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, welding.

• Ability to operate, maintain and troubleshoot all types of equipment including power tools and heavy equipment.

• Understanding of maintenance-related safety regulations. 

• Basic math skills.

• Must obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of hiring into the position.

• Obtain OSHA 10-hour certification within 6 months of hiring into the position. 

• Problem-solving and analytical skills.

• Broad, general understanding of flora, fauna and wildlife of the area.

• Ability to communicate to the public in an articulate and intelligent manner.

• Able to become certified to administer CPR and first aid.

• Must be able to work independently without supervision.

• Ability to read and understand directions, work orders and MSDS sheets.

• Interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work with all types of people including volunteers, staff, and the public.

• Obtain Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License within 12 months of hiring, category 5 or as assigned by supervisor.

• Basic customer service skills.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

• Requires regular lifting up to 40 lb. and occasional lifting up to 60 lb.; will work mostly outdoors in most weather conditions.

• 40-hour workweek may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.  


REPORTS TO: Park Services Supervisor or Park Services Assistant Supervisor




• Assist staff with the efficient completion of janitorial duties:  cleaning facilities, removal of litter, and trash collection.

• Lead staff in the performance of general grounds maintenance activities including grass mowing, snow removal, road repair, erosion control, storm clean up, etc.

• Coordinate required landscaping activities; flowers and shrub installation, prune bushes and trees, bed maintenance, etc.

• Perform a variety of skilled building maintenance activities; plumbing, painting, dry wall, roofing and minor electrical. 

• Implement procedures, techniques and best practices (TPM/6S) in the maintenance of facilities/equipment in park operations.

• Perform a variety of skilled construction and carpentry projects.

• Perform a variety of skilled trades; automotive and machine repair, plumbing, electrical, etc.

• Operate equipment including dump trucks; assure compliance with all related safety regulations.

• Understand and comply with PERRP, OSHA, and ODA requirements.

• Complete all required reports and maintenance logs.

• Actively seek opportunities for innovation and improvement within job role.

• Effectively lead staff and volunteers assigned to projects.

• Effectively communicate directions and adjust assignments as needed.

• Safely apply herbicides/pesticides in accordance with ODA regulations. 

• Perform preventative maintenance on equipment; perform troubleshooting to diagnose mechanical issues, make repairs, and maintain records.

• Maintain personal time record for submission to supervisor.

• Create material lists, budget estimates, and timelines needed to complete assigned projects

• Serve as a member of the Park Operations team, providing assistance as needed.

• Direct the work of full-time, part time, seasonal and volunteer staff.

• Other Park District work related duties as assigned.


EQUIPMENT USED: Park vehicles as assigned; manual and power driven equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, power hand tools; snow removal equipment, utility vehicles, trucks, light and medium-duty tractors, truck/trailer combinations, backhoe, skid steer, chemical dispensing systems, etc.  


The Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer



CPR  -  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

TPM – Total Productive Maintenance

6S – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, Safe

PERRP – Public Employees Risk Reduction Program

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

ODA – Ohio Department of Agriculture

MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Work Shift:
Job Reference Code
$18.45 - $18.45 /hour
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