May 20, 2021

Grounds Technician/Material Handler

  • Protech Staffing
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

GENERAL / DEFINITION: The grounds technician is responsible for the general upkeep. Personnel is responsible for the overall presentation of the landscape keeping it maintained and manicured. This includes clearing walkways and streets of debris and filling holes with dirt to avoid injuries. The grounds technician is also responsible for raking leaves, pruning and thinning trees, mowing the lawns including the surrounding area and to empty trashcans, under the discretion of the lead man and supervisor. These projects are to be completed in a timely manner determined by management. Treat people with respect, work ethically, with integrity, accept responsibility for own actions and uphold organization vision, values and objectives. Must work well with coworkers. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Police and clear streets, walkways, natural paths, and storm water drains of debris and clean by blowing, raking, sweeping, picking up trash, hosing down etc. 2. Will clean around all amenities, buildings. 3. Identify holes and fill them in with dirt 4. Collect and empty trash cans 5. Duties including mowing, trimming, edging and weeding and using tree removal equipment such as chainsaws, stump grinders and wood chippers 6. Prune/thin trees and shrubs: operating hand or power equipment to selectively cut plant material at varying heights, followed by a clean-up of debris 7. Safety check all equipment before each use 8. Paint all necessary buildings, tables, poles, etc. 9. Fertilize trees and shurbs 10. Manually turn on water systems to keep plants green 11. Repair sprinklers and water irrigation lines (3/4, 1 ½ - 2 inch pipes) 12. Assist in activities (such as assist with parking) and preparing for events 13. Sense of detail and knowledge of plant detailing skills ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: Communication: 1. Have radio contact and communicate with team at all times 2. Able to understand directions from lead man or supervisor REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must have valid and current AZ Driver's License for operation of company vehicles and carts. 2. Must maintain a clean driving record for purposes of insurability with our carrier and to maintain continued employment. Physical: 1. Will work outside in all weather conditions 2. Ability to walk and stand on feet 8-10 hours a day, lifting and carrying equipment 3. Ability to walk up and down and work on steep terrain 4. Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds a. Bending, pushing, lifting, pulling, turning or digging Tools: Must be able to use 1. Weed whackers 2. Chainsaws/saws 3. Pruning sheers 4. Cutters 5. Tape measure 6. Hand tools/power tools 7. Brooms 8. Push mowers and tractor mower 9. Weed sprayers both hand pump, and electric (12 volt) 10. Able to drive trucks, forklifts, and carts a. Must have a valid U.S. Drivers License Safety: 1. Must wear appropriate safety gear for each task a. ear plugs, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, disposable coveralls and respriators 2. Safety check all equipment before using 3. Must know all safety procedures for each tool and machine used 4. Must report accidents and injuries immediately to supervisor 5. Must promptly report any equipment malfunctions, or defective tools to lead man or supervisor 6. Must address all safety issues, which could affect staff and customers, to lead man or supervisor Language Skills Must be able to interact with and understand customer's needs and questions as well as be able to respond in an understandable manner. However, may not engage in lengthy conversations with members / guests. Must possess the communication skills and understanding, both verbal and written, needed to relay or receive information to and from all other employees in a professional, positive and constructive manner, such that all communication is clear, concise and conclusive. Teamwork Must work harmoniously with all personnel, including all other departments, and follow all company rules, regulations and procedures. Special Duties / Notes Please come in to our branch or call us you can also complete your application only Protech Staffing Location: 9950 W. Van BUREN Suite 115 AVONDALE AZ 85353 Ask for: Marlene Protech Staffing Representative Office: Email: Please bring 2 forms of Documents...

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