Maintenance Worker 1

Maintenance/Facilities Burbank, California

In this very important role, our Maintenance Helper is responsible for performing a wide variety of maintenance tasks associated with the care of cemetery grounds and facilities. Will work under direct supervision, may work individually or with a team of employees. Duties are typical grounds maintenance functions found in any large-scale municipal park or garden. Much of the work will be performed with hand tools and as experience allows, equipment operation will be included in duties. 

This is an entry-level position and candidates for this position can expect to receive much of their training on the job.  Some of the duties include:

  • General grounds clean-up and trash disposal.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of storm drains.
  • Repairing lawn damage.
  • Mowing of section and garden lawns.
  • Trimming memorial tablets.
  • Replanting landscapes.
  • Applying landscape chemicals such as fertilizers, wetting agents, herbicides.
  • Assisting client families and other guests with grounds maintenance requests.
  • Operating specialized equipment to move materials.
  • Assist in completing interments.
  • Assist in set-up and clean-up before and after special events.
  • Installing tents for funeral services.


  • Minimum of 6 months maintenance experience; previous cemetery/Mortuary experience is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. 
  • Must have a caring and professional demeanor and enjoy helping families at a difficult time.
  • Must be able to work some weekends and holidays.


  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Free Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Cash Balance Retirement Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Paid Vacation

Forest Lawn will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.