Grounds Laborer- Starting at $14/hour!
Skytop Lodge

Posted May 12, 2021

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation $14/hour

Company Skytop Lodge

Location One Skytop
Skytop, PA 18357



Thank you for your interest in Skytop Lodge!

Skytop Lodge is looking for dynamic, service-minded individuals with a smile to join our team!  W
e are conveniently located just 20 minutes from Mount Pocono and East Stroudsburg, and many of our available positions offer flexible scheduling.

At Skytop you will be part of a team-oriented, guest-centric environment.  We not only offer the opportunity to make a great income close to home, but also to advance your career in hospitality.  We believe in promoting from within whenever possible, and with commitment and hard work, you will have the opportunity to grow your career with Skytop.

We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position.  If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.


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Upon receipt of your responses, we will evaluate your submission. If selected for a personal interview, you will receive an email/text with scheduling instructions.

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The elegance of nature. The luxury of a timeless retreat. An oasis for adventure.

Discover the Poconos you never knew existed. Just outside the city, an exceptional experience beckons, where families come together and events become extraordinary. Since 1928, this majestic 5,500-acre escape has been the ultimate destination for time-honored traditions and memory-making excursions. Here, the unrivalled old-world charm of our Inn, Lodge and Cottages blends seamlessly with nature’s grandeur and world-class service, all awaiting your arrival.Welcome to Skytop Lodge, the hidden jewel nestled at the top of the Poconos.


Carry on a grand tradition.

Skytop Lodge Resort and Spa has been a golden meeting place for treasured guests since the 1920s. Today, we continue a tradition of transcendent service, made possible by our dedicated staff.That’s why we honor our employees with a comprehensive package that includes health and life insurance, 401(k), competitive wages, paid time off, complimentary meals, training opportunities, use of sports facilities, credit union membership, and room and board.

JOB TITLE:                Grounds Labor I


JOB SUMMARY:      Performs basic maintenance tasks associated with achieving a high standard of grooming on the grounds and gardens.


REPORTS TO:           Golf & Ground Superintendent 



            On a seasonal basis, participate actively in the following tasks:

1.      Mowing, weed whacking, weeding and edging flowerbeds and raking.

2.      Cutting firewood, trimming brush and trees.

3.      Setting up picnic for guest functions.

4.      Shoveling snow, shoveling rooftops, putting up snow fence.

5.      Trail maintenance, including grooming cross-country ski trails; operating and maintaining toboggan chute.

6.      Other miscellaneous grounds maintenance tasks such as picking up trash and garbage; putting up and taking down of awnings; cleaning gutters

7.      Putting up decorations in the hotel for Christmas and other occasions or events.

8.      Observe condition of vehicles and equipment on a daily basis.  Report any routing servicing or maintenance needed to supervisor.

9.      Assist in any other recreation maintenance areas as needed.


SKILLS REQUIRED:  Must have a valid PA driver’s license.  After training, must know how to perform all required tasks satisfactorily; and be able to safely operate mowers, tillers, weed whackers, small chainsaws, and snow blowers. 



Must have the ability to read, write and understand English. 


PRIOR EXPERIENCE:  None required.




PERSONALITY REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to work with co-workers, communicate with supervisors as needed.  Must be willing to follow directions and prescribed procedures in order to work safely and efficiently.  Must be capable of working productively without direct supervision.


RESPONSIBLE FOR:   Personal uniforms


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Job requires active work all day long; including being on your feet, walking, stretching, lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing, pulling and climbing ladders.  Mowing and digging are routine activities.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work takes place primarily outside and includes all types of adverse weather conditions, including heat, rain, snow and cold.  Decorating the public areas of the hotel is also part of the job.  Work schedule includes holidays, weekends, nights and varied shifts.


HAZARDS ENCOUNTERED:  Typical hazards associated with work involving power equipment, outside physical labor, and the use of mild insecticides and herbicides.  Care should be taken to avoid over exposure to heat and cold while working outdoors.  Precautionary measures should also be taken against insects by using an insect repellent, proper attire, etc. 



Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management must reserve the right to add or remove duties from particular jobs when  circumstances (e.g. emergencies, changes in workload, rush job, or technological development) dictate.  Because of various seasonal requirements, jobs in other areas of the resort may be offered as a replacement for this position to include work in other areas e.g. housekeeping, kitchen, etc.


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  • We honor our employees with a comprehensive package
  • 401K
  • Competitive Wages
  • Complimentary Meals
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Room and Board (based on availability)
  • Training Opportunities
  • Use of Sports Facilities
  • ... and More!