Grounds Keeper/Landscaper

National Neuromonitoring Austin , TX 78701

Posted 2 weeks ago

Description of Job Duties

  • Performs tasks common to the care of grounds and landscapes by seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and applying chemicals to outside plantings, lawns and turf, as well as inside flowers and cuttings used in transplanting inspecting plant materials for insects, disease, physical and mechanical damage and identifying replacements; transplanting, pruning, trimming, and cultivating trees, shrubs, ground cover, and flowers; and storing and caring for bulbs and cuttings in the winter season.
  • Performs regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding or push mowers; trimming and edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing, and cleaning irrigation systems.
  • Removes unsightly trash and debris from areas by regularly inspecting grounds, drains, manhole covers, etc., for debris; raking, sweeping and bagging leaves, debris, dirt and trash from streets, sidewalks, parking lots, tunnels, and transporting the trash to designated central collection points daily.
  • Applies chemicals used in grounds keeping (horticulture, turf management, and floriculture) properly and safely by wearing prescribed protective clothing, masks, and/or rubber gloves and boots, following either written or verbal directions for mixing chemical compounds according to specifications, applying the chemicals properly on grounds and landscapes designated for their use, and disposing of residual chemical products as directed or storing and labeling them for future use.
  • Safely operates light vehicles such as pick-up trucks, tractors or riding mowers and portable power tools and equipment such as saws, grass trimmers, leaf blowers, sprayers, paint machines and other groundskeeping equipment by obeying applicable traffic laws and following operator instructions, and wearing appropriate safety items such as goggles, gloves, or other appropriate protective clothing.
  • Ensures that grounds maintenance equipment and building maintenance equipment are operational by performing routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning of tools, equipment, and machines within reasonable capabilities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Required Education High School Diploma or its equivalent Required Work Experience
  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience;
  • Experience in using and operating grounds equipment and/or tools (e.g. leaf sweepers, line trimmers, hedge trimmers, blowers, hand truck, a power liftgate, hammer drill, chain saw, basic hand tools, etc.)
  • Experience in repairing/maintaining irrigation systems
  • Experience in planting shrubs, trees, flowers, pruning trees/shrubs
  • Experience in operating riding, push lawn mowers, and other turf-related equipment
  • Experience in power washer operation
  • Experience in minor equipment maintenance (e.g. oil changes, blade sharpening, filter changes, spark plug changes, use of grease gun, etc.)

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to pull, push and lift 50-70 pounds.
  • Work in inclement weather and exposure to heat, rain, and cold.
  • Work in high noise environments

Requirements:

  • We are offering a 40-hour full-time position, year-round.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Valid Texas driver’s license a plus
  • Experience driving truck and trailer
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