Seasonal Facility & Grounds Maintenance

Departments: Parks and Recreation

**These positions will be scheduled for 40-hour weeks, but are temporary and not eligible for any benefits.

Auburn Parks & Recreation is seeking hard-working, self-motivated individuals to join our parks maintenance team, primarily assisting in the maintenance of the Auburn parks system, including all park buildings and equipment. The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, excellent problem-solving skills, a motivation to serve others and a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Essential Duties

  • Performs ball field preventative and routine maintenance, including game preparation and clean-up
  • Investigates vandalism and other damage to buildings and equipment and reports the findings to the maintenance foreman
  • Participates in the care, maintenance and repair of parks structures, grounds and equipment
  • Performs cleaning of all park facilities, including cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, replenishing supplies, removing litter, emptying trashcans, mowing and trimming grounds
  • Performs preventive maintenance and repair of park facilities and equipment, such as picnic table repairs, painting, interior/exterior of buildings and furnishings, maintaining fluid levels of vehicles and equipment, sharpening mower blades, replacing faucets and lavatories, repairing plumbing leaks
  • Operates light and heavy equipment (backhoe, tractor, truck, mowers)
  • Mixes and works with cleaning fluids, chemicals, paints, cleaning agents or similar solutions using normal and specialized protective gear
  • Interacts with a variety of organizations, such as athletic leagues, school officials, other municipalities, etc.
  • Participates in the safe operation of power and hand tools, edging and weeding lawns, flower beds and other landscaped areas; spreading seed and fertilizer; planting or removing flowers; operating, maintaining and repairing in-ground sprinkler systems
  • Plants trees, prepares ground watering, fertilizes new trees and uses auger for tree planting
  • Communicates with maintenance foreman on weekly goals and project development
  • Follows all City of Auburn policies and procedures and safety rules


  • Able to work alone and with little supervision, as well as in a team environment
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Work all weekends and some evening hours
  • Able to occasionally lift 100 pounds or more
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred experience in landscaping, carpentry, custodial, electrical, plumbing, minor repairs and/or herbicide application
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • $11 – $12.40 per hour, depending upon experience


Interested candidates can submit their application to Applications can be downloaded from the button in the top right-hand corner of this page.

Candidates may also complete an application in person at 210 E. Ninth Street, Auburn, IN 46706.

Deadline: April 17, 2022

*Hiring will begin late March/early April and into May.*

EOE / Drug Free Workforce / E-VERIFY

The City of Auburn is an enrolled employer in the E-Verify Program verifying the work eligibility status of its new employees and will remain so until that program no longer exists.

Send your completed application to:

City of Auburn, Human Resources
P.O. Box 506
210 E. Ninth Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Unless specified in the individual job posting, please email

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