Foundation Health Groundskeeper - Temporary in Fairbanks, Alaska

This position is responsible for maintaining the facility landscaping, parking areas and roadways, sidewalks, smoking areas, and exterior trash receptacles by operating all landscape associated equipment. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance for this facilities landscape, irrigation systems and grounds equipment.

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

Temporary Position Available

This is a temporary opportunity running 4-16 weeks. The selected candidate must have excellent customer service skills, and ability to multi-task. Duties will include landscaping, operating grounds equipment, and maintenance of all grounds.

Starting wage begins at $13.25, DOE


  1. Performs routine maintenance of facility grounds by operating all power and/or hand equipment required to keep the facility’s lawns, trees, shrubs, and flower beds in a clean, safe, and attractive condition. Maintains weed controland removes dead foliage.

  2. Inspects and maintains grounds and sidewalks, breezeways, parking lots, roadways, and facility entrances in asafe, clean, and attractive condition free of hazards. Operates sweepers and blowers for parking areas and roadways. Routinely empties all ashtrays and trash receptacles and picks up litter throughout the exterior areas of the campus. Maintains compactor and landscape debris waste containers.

  3. Monitors and performs routine maintenance on landscape sprinkler/irrigation systems. Repairs, adds and replaces irrigation system components as needed.

  4. Coordinates the preventative maintenance program of all grounds tools and equipment to include cleaning, sharpening, minor tune-ups, charging, and function checks.

  5. Coordinates the preventative maintenance program of all grounds tools and equipment to include cleaning, sharpening, minor tune-ups, charging, and function checks. Follows safety standards in all aspects of performance of the above functions, reports/removes unsafe equipment and attends safety education sessions.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.


Requires one or more years of diversified grounds keeping / landscaping work experience as a groundskeeper with the ability to demonstrate skills of related fields. Must be able to operate all required equipment used in landscaping. Must be capable of functioning independently as well as in a team environment to complete all necessary duties. Requires the ability to work safely and effectively with grounds keeping maintenance equipment.


Possession of a current driver’s license preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


FM - Typical Facilities/Maintenance/Outside Services Environment: (EVS Technician I, Electrician,Groundskeeper, M/R Courier)

• Able to stand, climb, stoop, bend frequently; positions require considerable physical activity

• May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.

• Requires ability to tolerate exposure to conditions which may include toxic chemicals, bio-hazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, heights, high temperatures or confined spaces.

• Able to use proper body mechanics to lift supplies and equipment and push carts and dollies weighing up to 500 lbs.

• Needs adequate color vision. Must wear protective clothing as required.

• May be required to travel to various locations.

• Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Number: 2018-3056

Shift Schedule: Days

New Grad: No

External Company Name: Foundation Health, LLC

External Company URL:

Street: 1650 Cowles Street