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Groundskeeper - Tuskegee University at Thompson Hospitality Corporation in Tuskegee, Alabama

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Thompson Hospitality is the nation’s largest minority-owned food and facilities management company. Our services include hospitality, full dining and quick service restaurants, campus dining, diversity consultation, facility operations and maintenance management. We are a family-run organization with more than twenty-five years providing services built on our core mission to provide a positive experience to every relationship we are involved in: one guest, one client, one team member at a time. As a fast growing company, we have a growth plan to more than double in size over the next three years. We are looking for team members who are interested in developing their careers to the next level while joining our team of over 4,000 employees, serving clients in over 40 states to include more than 1.9 million guests each year. Thompson Hospitality focuses on three core areas in everything we do:

  • Purpose

    • Give back to our communities

    • Celebrate diversity

  • People

    • Do the right thing

    • Treat people the way you want to be treated

    • Always do your best

    • Be accountable for our actions

  • Performance

    • Serve the highest quality food

    • Provide world-class service

    • Maintain flexibility to better serve our clients

Competitive Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k), matched up to 4%

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Pet Insurance

  • Discounts: Hotels, Travel, Tickets

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is under the direct supervision of the Grounds supervisor and Manager and is responsible for the upkeep and appearance of assigned outdoor areas around the campus.


  • Lawn maintenance to include: sodding, watering, mowing, and weeding.

  • Maintain flowerbeds, shrubs, trees, and other landscaping.

  • Maintain athletic fields to include turf aeration and drainage.

  • Maintain seasonal needs of parking lots and walkways.

  • Generates service request for any maintenance service/repairs needed.

  • Responsible for securing work areas upon job completion.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

EQUIPMENT/ COMPUTER SKILLS: This role routinely uses hand and power tools for job completion. Heavy machinery may also be required for job completion.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience

  • Previous grounds keeping experience desired but not required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position is physically taxing and requires work in extreme climates. Position requires frequent bending, stooping, walking and climbing. Ability to frequently lift 40-50lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This job operates outside in extreme climates (heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow). Loud noises are common due to heavy machinery.

Job Type: Full-time

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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