01 May
Grounds Technician-Vernon Hills High School
Illinois, Vernonhills , 60061 Vernonhills USA

Grounds Technician-Vernon Hills High School Vernon Hills, IL, United States of America Back Apply Now Back Apply Now Overview HES is a premier national provider of facilities management services focused 100% on educational institutions.Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, we pride ourselves on building best-in-class programs for custodial, maintenance, grounds, and landscaping services.With hundreds of years of combined facilities experience, our leadership team is comprised of results-oriented, hands-on executives and facilities experts who give your facilities our full attention.Whether for a grounds and landscaping program, custodial services, or maintenance solutions, HES will change the way you look at facilities management.Want to become part of a winning team with opportunities for growth, career advancement and development? HES Facilities is proud to provide an environment where we support you and your drive for success. We have a passionate commitment to learning and investing in our associates looking to accelerate their careers. We offer a wide range of employment opportunities for professionals and entry level candidates who share our core values.Job Skills / Requirements Groundskeepers are responsible for efficiently producing quality landscape service that meets or exceeds the standards of clients and management. Groundskeepers typically perform a variety of tasks which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, and sprinkler installation and repair.Essential FunctionsThis job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Prepare Trucks for The DayLoad gas cans, mowers and other equipment onto Company trucks/trailersSecure all equipmentPerform Groundskeeping On PropertiesMow turf using various mowersLine trimming and edgingSweeping and blowing leaves and clippingsPrune shrubs and trees as needed and clear debrisPull weeds as neededClean site and watch for trash, limbs, and rocksOperate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters and pruning sawsShovel snow from walks, driveways and parking lots and spread salt in those areasCare for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, removing thatch, trimming, edging around flower beds, walks, and wallsPrune and trim trees, shrubs and hedges using hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, hedge/brush trimmers, axes, shears, pruners or chain saws.Seeding, including the preparation and application of erosion control blanket, application of fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, fungicide; aquatic applications, raking, watering of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, bulbs, seeds and sod; grooming; dividing plantsProvide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, and other grounds featuresPlantings and Flower InstallationPrep soil uniformly for flower or groundcover installation, cultivating beds; mulch application; bed preparation using soil amendments; core aerationPruning, planting, removal or replacement of shrubs, plants, and flowers; pruning of trees and replacement of trees that are planted as a replacement due to the removal of diseased or damaged trees, or trees that constitute a hazard; non-substantive replacement of sodPlant material properly considering depth, size, placement, and spacingApply mulch appropriately for type of materialWater material correctlyEdge beds or establish new bed edgesPerform Maintenance On EquipmentWash equipment and truckMaintain and repair tools, equipment, and structures such as, but not limited to, fences, benches, and minor out building maintenance using hand and power toolsOther DutiesSnow removal: must be available nights, weekends and holidays.Minimum QualificationsThe requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.Education: High school degree preferred.Certifications: N/AExperience: Some experience in lawn care helpful. Must be able to operate various lawn care machinery including mowers, edgers, backpack blowersSkills:Good communication skillsOrganizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essentialMust be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutionsSelf-starting individual who follows directions, adheres to a work schedule, and can focus on detailsMust be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervisionMust be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients and vendorsPhysical and Working ConditionsPerform heavy lifting/pushing/pulling of various landscaping equipment and materials, including, but not limited to backpack blowers, large containers of mulch/plant material, various sizes of lawnmowers, etc.Leverage 80 lbs. of a walk behind mower over curbsLift and carry up to 50 lbs.Lift shovels full of snowLift branches and limbsPush, pull, grip and squeeze various tools, products and/or items (e.g., pruning)Walk up to 10 miles a day, sometimes uphill and on uneven terrain, often with equipmentBend and kneel up to 6 hours or more a dayUse hand sawWork hours vary up to 12 hours per dayWork in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, precipitation)Noise level may be loud at times and use of ear plugs may be required (e.g., outdoor conditions, backpack blowers, running mowers, weed trimmers)HES is an equal opportunity employer. HES does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.Education Requirements (Any) High School Diploma or Equivalent Additional Information / Benefits “Work today, get paid today! We’ve partnered with DailyPay, avoluntary benefit to offer employees access to their pay ontheir own schedule.”This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift. Back Apply Now Back Apply Now

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