The Jackson Laboratory

Facilities & Grounds Technician

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/25/2020 10:01 AM)
Job ID
Facilities, Security, Custodial, Hospitality


Come join our growing organization keeping our beautiful campus enjoyable as a full time Grounds Technician in our Bar Harbor location! 


Normal Hours will be 7:00 - 3:30, Monday - Friday, but must be flexible for occasional weekend hours.


  • Maintains campus grounds year round including, but not limited to: snow & ice removal, gardening, lawn care and maintenance, road and walkway maintenance, general cleanup, miscellaneous projects related to campus grounds.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of all equipment and supplies in all areas of responsibility.
  • Operates heavy equipment including, but not limited to: Skid-steer loaders, dump trucks, trash truck, ride-on lawnmowers, chainsaws, plows & sanders
  • Maintain good safety practices.
  • Good customer service and interaction with co-workers.
  • The majority of work performed in this position is done in all weather conditions with exposure to temperature and humidity changes.


  • HS diploma or equivalent.
  • Understanding and knowledge of proper use of mechanical equipment required for completion of assignments.
  • Good comprehension of both oral and written instructions and information.
  • Ability to safely operate associated power tools and equipment to perform job duties such as lawn mowing, weed whacking and tree trimming.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks on a regular basis, regularly lifting up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 100 when moving equipment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of basic Windows computer applications.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.


Please submit an updated resume!

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!  

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.


Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, credit check, pre-employment physical, drug test and an appropriate non-compete agreement.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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