Grounds Maintenance Technician

MS State Port Authority   Gulfport, MS   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 17, 2024

Grounds Maintenance Technician

The Grounds Maintenance Technician at the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport (MSPA) plays a crucial role in ensuring the cleanliness, maintenance, and overall appearance of the port’s facilities and grounds. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks that contribute to the efficient and safe operation of the port. The Grounds Maintenance Technician will perform routine maintenance duties, support construction and repair projects, and assist with safety inspections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean warehouses, sheds, and other buildings; follow cleaning schedule to ensure condition of readiness to meet normal hours of operation.
  • Clean and sanitize restroom facilities. Fill and refill paper and soap dispensers, maintaining back-up supplies in sufficient quantities.
  • Clean assigned spaces, including washing windows on a weekly schedule.
  • Clean and wash port vehicles as scheduled. 
  • Inspect equipment prior to use for condition, fluid levels if required and trouble-free operation.
  • On a daily basis, pick up litter from the port grounds, fence lines, roadways and rail lines.  Collect trash from various trash cans placed about the port. 
  • Maintain port grounds by mowing grass, trimming weeds, weeding flower beds, trimming shrubbery, etc.
  • Provide labor support for construction, maintenance and repair projects as required.
  • Assist with the collection and layout of materials for each job assignment
  • Clean any tools after use.  Clean and organize the tool storage area, material lay down and associated storage areas.
  • Assisting with the preventative maintenance inspection repairs.
  • Hook-up water line to vessels, read water meter and post reading in logbook.
  • Serve as a Line Handler for inbound and outbound ships on a “watch bill” basis.
  • Assist in area safety inspections and follow all job safety rules while working.
  • Certified and able to operate all equipment required in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Perform other duties of a like nature that may be assigned by your immediate supervisor or higher authority.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Mississippi Driver’s License


  • State of Mississippi employee benefits, including retirement, health and dental insurance.
  • Opportunities for professional development, including tuition reimbursement after one year of employment.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. For more information, and to view the official position posting, please visit:

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience no later than 5PM CT on July 1st, 2024, by email to or by mail to: Human Resources Department, MSPA, PO Box 40, Gulfport, MS 39502