Grounds Maintenance Technician

Classification: Seasonal, Full-time
Company: River City Lawnscape, Inc.
Location: W8123 Old CTH NA, Holmen, WI
Reports To: Grounds Maintenance Manager

COMPANY OVERVIEW
River City Lawnscape Inc., established in 1983, is an award winning landscape design/build and full service landscape management company. The spectrum of services includes landscaping, irrigation, mowing, trimming, power edging and raking, seasonal cleanup, lawn fertilization, weed and insect control, tree and shrub care, grounds maintenance, outdoor and holiday lighting and snow removal. River City Lawnscape Inc. is dedicated to providing quality, year-round service for those who desire the best for their property and is committed to building trust with our customers and in the community. River City Lawnscape Inc. exceeds customer expectations and has been awarded "Best Lawncare, Gardening and Landscaping Company" in La Crosse County, for the third consecutive year.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Grounds Maintenance Technician must have a positive attitude, be an eager learner, be conscious of safety requirements, work effectively as a team member, wear a uniform, be punctual, and follow all instructions given by the supervisor. This position is full time, seasonal. The work day starts at 7:00 a.m. and is scheduled as four, 10 hour shifts, using Friday as rain make up days or to complete unfinished tasks. The goal of the Grounds Maintenance team is to keep properties looking like the day the landscape was installed. Varied tasks including pruning, weeding, annual planting and design to add color, top dressing mulch or rock, planting, repairing sod, seeding, edging plant beds and clearing and removing brush will add diversity to your daily routine so you will never be bored. Working conditions vary by the job site. Teams of 2-3 people work together to maintain some of the most beautiful properties in the area. Experience preferred but not required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & SKILLS
• Assist the Grounds Maintenance Manager in day to day operations
• Follow all instructions given by the manager or crew leader
• Prepare vehicles and equipment for the day’s work
• Operate equipment properly and safely: back pack blower, hedge trimmer, power multi tool, chainsaw and others
• Be punctual, committed, and motivated to succeed
• Demonstrate customer service and professionalism
• Perform general equipment maintenance
• Work effectively with little supervision
• Complete assigned tasks efficiently, thoroughly, and per company production rates
• Communicate effectively with customers and co-workers
• Dependability
• Duties, responsibilities and activities subject to change at any time with or without notice to accommodate seasonal and peak business demands

EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS
• High School diploma or equivalent preferred
• Posses a valid driver’s license and must be insurable on company’s insurance policy
• Safely operate small equipment
• Pass a pre-employment and ongoing random drug tests

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. on a regular and consistent basis, move about the work site
• Exposed to exterior elements (i.e. pollen, chemicals, cold, heat and rain, etc.)
• Time in the field is 100%
• Requires extended periods of activity; walking, standing, kneeling, bending and lifting
• Typical work week requires 40-50 hours
• Work week consists of four, 10 hour shifts, Monday -Thursday dependent on weather conditions. Friday shifts as needed to complete weekly activities.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
• Wages start at $13.36/hour
• Overtime pay at time and a half
• Opportunity for wage increase after 60 days
• Recognition programs
• Opportunities for advancement
• Benefits including dental, health, life and accident insurance, and paid holidays available after 60 days
• Company issued uniforms

EXPECTATIONS
• Be professional in your appearance and actions.
• Be respectful of our customers and their property, co-workers, supervisor, and all company property.
• Be prompt and reliable, your team is depending on you!
• Take pride in the work that you do! It beautifies the communities we live in and makes our customers happy!