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Groundskeeper-Ice Technician

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff



Quinnipiac University's Facilities Department seeks applicants for the position of Groundskeeper/Ice Technician to serve in a lead capacity for general and specialized grounds maintenance activities including plantings, ice maintenance, and equipment operation. This position will work under the direction of a designated supervisor.

  • Please note this is a union position with an hourly rate of $31.90.
  • The hours for this position are Thursday-Monday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


  • Must have knowledge of grounds maintenance including but not limited to, fertilizing, weed control, planting and pruning. Must have knowledge and skill to perform general custodial duties. Must be able to perform a variety of semi-skilled groundskeeper/custodial duties on his or her own such as minor irrigation repair, minor maintenance to small motorized equipment, erecting staging, operating power mowers, tractors/mowers, snow blowers, and other groundskeeping equipment. Must drive trucks, buses, forklifts, and other motorized equipment, which may include emergency fill in fr a Mechanic I on snow removal
  • May oversee custodians and student workers assigned by Supervisor
  • Operate ice resurfacing equipment including ice resurfaces, edger's, and painting apparatus in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform ice equipment maintenance including blade changes, greasing, hose repairs, belt replacements, and pump repairs as well as daily ice depth logs, temperature settings, basic ice plant checks, circle checks, and daily ice activity logs
  • Perform general maintenance duties including painting, masonry maintenance, dasher board and glass repairs, hoop repairs, safety netting inspections/repairs, and operate power tools as necessary
  • Through training, this position will become a certified ice technician (CIT) by attending the following STAR courses:
    • Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations (IMEO)
    • Ice Making and Painting Technologies (IMPT)
    • Basic Refrigeration (BR)
    • CIT Re-certification (every 5th year)
  • Will be responsible for working (through rotation) on the ice installation and removal crew, open skates, men's and women's hockey games, and any other ice related function
  • All groundskeeper/ice technicians may be called for emergencies as required, including snow removal.


  • Must have a valid CT driver's license.
  • Prior experience in grounds maintenance as described above.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

  • Please note this is a union position with an hourly rate of $31.90.
  • The hours for this position are Thursday-Monday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.
  • This position requires successful completion of a physical demands exam, drug screening, and background check.
  • The physical demands exam includes but is not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs., push/pull, and climbing. 

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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