Landscape Maintenance Position

Posting ID : A1068502527
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Skilled Trades Artisan

POSITION SUMMARY: Under close supervision, the Grounds Maintenance Laborer maintains landscaped areas, roads, drainage areas and parking lots of assigned commercial or public facilities. Employees in this job perform work to assure grounds are maintained in safe and pristine condition. This job class requires knowledge of grounds keeping practices, procedures, supplies and equipment and the ability to perform grounds keeping job functions in a safe and timely manner.

*Mows grass with walking-types or riding mowers (less than 2000 lbs).
*Uses a string trimmer in areas inaccessible to mowers.
*Pulls weeds.
*Uses a leaf and/or snow blower.
*Manually picks up and properly disposes of trash, leaves, limbs, and provides a clean and neat
appearance of the grounds.
*Trims/prunes hedges, shrubs and trees using shears, saws and other hand or power tools.
*Edges around walks, flower beds, buildings and walls using hedge trimmers, clippers, and edging
tools to maintain overall appearance of landscape vegetation and grounds.
*Plant shrubs.
*Monitors equipment used and reports any malfunction to direct supervisor.
*Frequently travels to work sites.
*May be required to drive company pick-up while towing a trailer.
*May complete basic paperwork and calculate materials and time.
*Performs other duties and special projects as assigned, to include snow/ice removal and cleaning
offices and/or workshop areas.

High School Diploma or G.E.D.;
One year of work experience in grounds maintenance, or knowledge of grounds maintenance standards, techniques and materials preferred;
Proper use of PPE;
Ability to identify and work safely with appropriate manual and power tools, mechanical and electrical equipment, to the task assigned;
Ability to manage and accurately track material resources and time, and adapt to changing work priorities;
Ability to be flexible due to change of schedule, work duration and tasks;
Communicate and work collaboratively and professionally on a team with various skill levels, and of various ethnic, religious, cultural and other backgrounds, and demonstrate good customer service skills.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:

Standing and/or walking, including uneven surfaces (80-100%)
Bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, shoveling
Exposure to toxic substances
Exposure to wind, rain, snow/ice, cold, heat
Noise and vibrations from equipment
Lifting up to 50 lbs., including carrying a 20-lb. backpack blower

CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: Valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Majority of work is performed outside at a customer's location subject to weather conditions in an environment using grounds maintenance tools, mechanical and electrical equipment.

Position for immediate employment

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