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Job Summary Under the supervision of a crew leader, operates equipment and performs a variety of landscape maintenance techniques in order to maintain high quality aesthetic standards throughout campus facilities and student housing. Performs work in accordance with institute safety standards and regulatory agencies (OSHA).
Job Duties - Perform turf care operations, which include soil preparation, sterilization, seeding, and watering during establishment period - Make general field landscape layout from drawings and prepare grounds for landscape construction or renovation work - Perform header installation, planting and removal of plant material, maintenance of new plantings, ornamental or clearance pruning, and assist with trenching requirements - Select the appropriate planting procedures for different types of plants - Operate a variety of equipment such as: tractors, mowers, edgers, aerators, flail mowers, skip loaders, forklifts, backhoes, rototillers, dig witch, earth augers, chain saws, and vacuum and blowing equipment - Assist with tree and irrigation maintenance by operating brush chipper, chain saws, aerial lift truck, and operating trenching equipment and sprinkler repair or installation as needed - Drive pick-up trucks and grounds maintenance carts - Perform other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications - Two years experience in landscape maintenance, good knowledge of tools and equipment, and methods and material used in the trade - Be able to read and interpret basic landscape drawings and measurements - Must have knowledge of botanical names (trade names) of plant material - Must have a valid California driver's license - Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and work in an outside environment
Preferred Qualifications - Must be able to work assigned work hours Monday - Friday 6:00am to 2:30pm - Must be able to work overtime and weekends when requested
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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