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Grounds Maintenance Worker

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We currently have full-time positions for a Grounds Maintenance Worker

• Maintain grounds of industrial, commercial or public property by performing the following duties:
• Cutting lawns using various sized power mowers
• Trimming and edging using a gas power edger/trimmer
• Operating a gas powered backpack blower
• Trimming shrubs and low trees to shape and improve growth or to remove damaged leaves, branches or twigs using shears,pruners or gas powered hedge trimmers
• Planting seasonal color
• Applying chemicals or fertilizers
• Performing light irrigation repair
• Picking up leaves, trash and cut grass and placing onto burlap and loading onto a truck or trailer
• Performing weeding by hand or using a garden hoe or hula hoe

Additionally, employees are expected to abide by all internal control & compliance practices to:
• Safeguard assets from theft and misuse
• Ensure segregation of duties to minimize fraud
• Comply with business ethics, applicable laws and regulation
• Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information
• Periodically reconcile physical assets to accounting records

Basic Qualifications:
• Use hand equipment with mechanized moving blades such as gas powered shears
• Use manual hand tools such as pruners
• Ride cutting/vacuuming equipment such as mowers
• Use self-propelled lawn maintenance equipment
• Work from elevated heights such as an 8'A-frame ladder
• Wear and operate a backpack blower (18 lbs.) for extended periods of time
• Use a hand rake for extended periods of time
• Drive a motorized vehicle
• Operate machinery on public roads

Eligibility Requirements:
• 6 months commercial landscape experience preferred but not required
• Driver's License is preferred but not required
• Must be allowed to work in the U.S.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
• Work in/or about situations near direct automotive traffic
• Work near or about natural bodies of water
• Work 8+ hours per day with applicable breaks x 5 days/week (some overtime/weekend work required)
• Ability to work in extreme conditions --temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit
• Ability to work in direct sunlight for extended periods of time
• Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
• Ability to load/unload burlaps with plant cuttings onto trailer (up to 50 lbs.)
• Ability to bend, stoop and twist continuously throughout the day

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