Groundskeeper (private school)

  • Hobbs Rd, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

SFM is a preeminent facility management company servicing non-profit organizations in middle Tennessee since 1998. We excel in the areas of customer service; knowledgeable solutions and advice; effective results; efficient methodology; and meaningful, challenging and sustainable careers for its employees.

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated individual who possesses groundskeeping skills and has a great customer service attitude.  The employee will perform horticultural and grounds maintenance duties at a large private school. This person must be willing to engage in a wide variety of work activities, such as moving furniture, setting-up and tearing-down public events, and assisting with basic repairs throughout the campus.

Job Responsibilities:
Groundskeeping duties include, but not limited to: planting, seeding, mowing, landscape trimming, weed eating; cleaning the school grounds of snow, litter and debris, and painting. Using and performing maintenance and minor repairs on various pieces of grounds equipment.  Installing, maintaining and repairing commercial irrigation systems throughout the school campus.



  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver's license 
  • Must be willing to work evenings or weekends when required
  • Must be able to pass the criminal background check required to work in educational facilities with children present. (100% reimbursement fingerprint fees)
  • Must be able to work in a smoke-free campus

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a minimum of two years of operating commercial lawn care equipment 
  • Commercial Irrigation experience, installing, maintaining and repairing systems
  • Warm, friendly and service-oriented mentality with a high degree of flexibility and tolerance for change 
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills and have the ability to document completed tasks into a computer-based work order system
  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 100 pounds (on an intermittent basis) 
  • Ability to bend and twist the body, making a repetitive motion, standing for a long period of time, walking, and climbing ladders (constant movement during shift)
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions. 
  • Regular hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM; availability to work flexible hours as scheduled (mornings, nights and weekends).  
  • On-Call weekly rotation with the crew about every 6 to 8 weeks

Additional Information


  • $18 - $20 per hour depending on experience and certifications.

Company Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life and short-term disability insurance (optional), Health Savings Account, 401-K Plan, PTO, paid holidays, and other perks.
  • Professional Development


Applications are accepted online. The job location is provided for reference ONLY.