Staff Positions

Available Staff Positions


Outdoor Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Director of Facilities

Application Deadline:

Open until filled. Please submit application and resume to

Effective Date:

As soon as possible. A six-month probationary period is in effect for all non-exempt employees.

Position Summary:

Under close supervision, position is responsible for performing a wide variety of grounds maintenance activities: refuse collection, weed control, landscape, irrigation and hardscape maintenance, shrub pruning, snow removal, and set up and takedown for campus events; serves as emergency essential personnel as directed.

Essential Functions (other duties as assigned):

  1. Performs on-going grounds maintenance, including refuse collection, weed control, and mulch and fertilizer applications.
  2. Performs annual and perennial display bed maintenance, including manual irrigation, pruning, weeding, edging and mulch and fertilizer applications.
  3. Performs turf maintenance, including mowing, trimming, edging, fertilization and other cultural related practices inherent to turf maintenance.
  4. Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, planters, benches, artwork and other grounds related features.
  5. Maintains irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.
  6. Performs snow removal related tasks.
  7. Performs basic maintenance on equipment used
  8. Performs duties to set-up and take down of equipment for various events that occur on campus
  9. May serve as a member of the emergency essential personnel staff in the Facilities Services division and be required to report to work during a closing to assist in carrying out the services of the university.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess valid Tennessee driver’s license. Must be willing to work flexible hours.



Benefits as described on

Freed-Hardeman University is an academic community, associated with churches of Christ, which is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service.

Pursuant to this mission and Section 703(e)(2) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Freed-Hardeman University exercises a preference for applicants active within the churches of Christ. Freed-Hardeman University complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its employment practices.



Step 1: 

Complete the online staff application for employment.

Step 2:

Submit your cover letter and resume to

A PDF version of the application is also available. For accessibility or ADA accommodation questions, please email

Your Right to Know

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective employees of Freed-Hardeman University are entitled to request and receive a copy of the FHU Security Report. The FHU Security Report can be accessed here. This report includes crime statistics on certain reportable crimes.

Anyone desiring a paper copy of this report may contact the Campus Safety and Security office at 731-989-6911.