Grounds Tech: Full Time Year Round

Grounds New Paltz, New York


BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Typical grounds maintenance duties to include but not limited to: mowing, trimming, edging, path maintenance, weeding, raking, pest control, facility maintenance, landscape installation, watering, pruning, firewood production, snow/ice removal, and other seasonal grounds maintenance tasks.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Operate vehicles and powered equipment including mowers, tractors, bucket loaders, twin-axle vehicles, snowplow, chainsaws, trimmers, edgers, pole saws, snow blower, aerators, and bucket loaders.
  • Cultivate, plant, transplant, seed, water, stake, prune, dead-head, weed, rake, edge, mulch, harvest and attend to landscapes, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs, pathways, annual/perennial beds.
  • Haul garden debris, clear brush, and remove litter.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, pruners, rakes, forks, hoes, wheelbarrows, sprayers, hoses, and other garden tools to prepare and maintain landscaping.
  • Maintain or repair tools, equipment, or structures such as buildings, greenhouses, fences, or benches using hand or power tools.
  • Inspect and take corrective action for plant diseases, pests, and wildlife damage.
  • Work with staff to maintain the integrity of assigned landscape areas.        
  • Inspect, clean, and maintain tools and equipment in good working order.  
  • Learn and maintain a basic level of horticultural and plant knowledge.
  • Work with staff to maintain the integrity of assigned landscape areas.
  • Maintain assigned grounds equipment in good working order and maintain inventories.
  • Assist the Grounds Foreman in the instillation of lawn and landscape projects.
  • Analyze and make recommendations concerning grounds methods, equipment and plantings.
  • Work with other garden, grounds, greenhouse, and flower shop professionals as assigned
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations.
  • Support other departments in the completion of grounds related tasks.
  • Coordinate use, maintenance, and repair of all grounds vehicles and equipment with Grounds Foreman and other grounds staff.
  • Perform  weekly utility cart and  biweekly vehicle maintenance checks
  • Interact with fellow staff and guests in a professional, courteous method.
  • Contribute to maintaining staff morale positively and exemplify a cooperative attitude.
  • Operate vehicles safely while driving and/or parking in compliance with Mohonk Mountain House Traffic Rules and Regulations.
  • Work productively and efficiently with or without supervision when performing routine tasks.
  • Adhere to Mohonk Mountain House’s Dress and Grooming Standards; presenting a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance and maintaining a positive, professional image to our customers.
  • Learn and successfully demonstrate the Mohonk Mountain House Service Steps with Service Strategies with guests and staff. 
  • Learn and retain knowledge of historical facts and information about Mohonk Mountain House.
  • Adhere to Mohonk Mountain House policies and procedures.
  • Act calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.
  • Insure safety of guests, employees and self, anywhere on the property.
  • Inspect the work of others by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards of cleanliness.
  • Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.
  • Reach with hands and arms, bend, kneel, stoop, twist and flex arms, walk up and down stairs/inclines, sit, climb up/down ladders or stand for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • Lift up to 100 pounds from ground level to 36 inches with/ without assistance, lift 30 pounds from ground level to overhead, carry a distance of up to 75 feet with or without assistance. Walk up to 7 miles per day.
  • Maneuver carts or dollies safely with loads up to 200 pounds up and down stairs, elevators, through passageways or outdoors up to 75 feet.
  • See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work outdoors and expose self to natural elements including rain, heat, wind, weather extremes, pollen, and insects.
  • Wear Proper Protective Equipment when performing tasks that recommend such equipment.
  • Pay close attention to details.
  • Maintain order on job site and within the vehicle shed and other grounds storage areas.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule including days/nights, weekdays/weekends, holidays, and during peak periods of business.
  • Interact with fellow staff and guests in a professional, courteous method.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Previous landscaping experience preferred.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.