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Ascension Health General Maintenance Helper in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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General Maintenance Helper- Plant Grounds and Yards 001 - Full-Time Day 40 Hours Weekly - Ascension Borgess Hospital- Kalamazoo, MI

Days with some variable work hours.

Why Join Ascension?

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Borgess Hospital, you will have the opportunity to be responsible for maintaining the Medical Center grounds, assists trades, General Maintenance Mechanics, and Senior Maintenance Mechanics on work requests, preventative maintenance functions, and projects when assigned by the Section Leader or Management. Must demonstrate the ability to operate powered machinery within the probationary period.


  • Cares for the Medical Center Grounds by performing all necessary maintenance of lawn, trees, shrubs, and paved areas. In doing so, mows, rakes, prunes, and sweeps as needed.

  • Performs minor maintenance on yard equipment. Assures oil is checked in equipment daily.

  • Removes snow or other impediments from all walkways, parking lots, driveways, entrances and exits either manually or with power equipment. Keeps walkways, and entrances free of debris.

  • Works inside facility in helper capacity when assigned by Section Leader or Management.

  • When assigned, helps repair and maintain Medical Center and equipment through scheduled non-scheduled maintenance and preventative maintenance processes

  • Calculate the amount of materials necessary to complete a job. In doing so, requisitions the amount of supplies required.

  • Train new personnel. In doing so, instructs new staff on department policies and operations.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • LicensedCertificationspecializing inChemical Applicationobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Drivers Licenseobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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