Grounds Services Worker

Oct 06 2021
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

The Grounds Worker is primarily responsible for maintaining a neat and safe environment for our customers.  Our team of Grounds Workers is trained to perform a wide variety of landscape and grounds maintenance tasks, such as mowing, brush cutting, trimming, edging, irrigation repair and maintenance, and pruning, with several types of equipment. All work must be performed in a timely and cost-effective manner.  The Grounds Worker supports the mission, vision and values of the organization, and upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization and demonstrates Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement and motivation in all personal interactions and exemplifies Lanakila’s STAR service standards.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Position Specific Duties 

 

  • Maintains large areas by string trimming, mowing, hedge and tree pruning (10) feet and under, hand weeding, cleaning/removing litter and debris, and performs basic irrigation maintenance and repair.  
  • Operates string trimmers, mowers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other manual and powered grounds maintenance general use equipment.
  • Uses various hand tools such as various type of shovel, rakes, pruners, pitchfork, pole saw, etc. to care for the ornamental plants and planter beds. 
  • Informs the supervisor when tools and supplies are needed to perform the task or equipment requires maintenance/repairs.  
  • Keeps work area clean, and free of hazards must pick up and dispose of used supplies.
  • May drive company vehicle to transport grounds workers and equipment, including towing various types of trailers to various sites, to complete grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Performs a vehicle safety check and complete log daily.
  • Completes mileage log daily.

 

MAINTENANCE AND SAFEGUARDS OF AREAS, SUPPLIES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

 

  • Responsible for the daily control of supplies, tools and equipment assigned to the assigned sites.  Sets up proper safeguards and follow-up procedures.  
  • Inspects and services all equipment used and keeps all tools and equipment secured in their proper places after each workday.
  • Assists with general cleaning of all vehicles at regular intervals.
  • Maintains a daily timecard by clocking in and out on a phone system provided by your supervisor.

 

EQUIPMENT USE & SAFETY

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be issued and must be used always.
  • Maintains and cleans all (PPE) equipment used; any damaged equipment must be reported to supervisor immediately.
  • Maintains and cleans all assigned tools and equipment used to perform daily tasks. 
  • May use mower, hand tools, power tools to perform grounds maintenance task.
  • Secures all assigned equipment in a safe and secured storage area during and at the end of your workday.
  • Performs general housekeeping practices by removing all fire and safety hazards includes litter, unwanted debris, used rags, empty containers.
  • Stores and secures gas cans, chemicals in their proper storage lockers.
  • Properly uses and operates a fire extinguisher.
  • Reports any missing or damaged equipment considered a safety hazard immediately.
  • Reports all accidents/injuries to supervisor and seeks care for injuries through Medcor immediately. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/HOURS:

  • Scheduled to work 5 days a week. Monday through Saturday. 6:30 am – 3:00 pm. May be required to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and holidays, to meet operational needs and contract requirements.  
  • Outdoors, travel to other program sites, meeting sites, etc., as assigned.
  • Works near moving mechanical parts, in high places, and in outside weather conditions; frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Required

 

Clearances/Certificates: 1) TB clearance, 2) Criminal background check, 3) Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, 4) Child Protective Service/Adult Protective Service check.

 

Preferred 

  • Education:  High School diploma or Certificate of Completion or equivalent. 
  • Experience: Minimum two months vocational training in grounds maintenance or landscaping. This position may be part of the AbilityOne Program for individuals with disabilities.  The program serves as a vital training ground that provides a wide range of employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities so they can learn the world of work and overcome barriers to achieving competitive employment on their own. For information on the AbilityOne Program visit https://www.abilityone.gov.
  • Clearance/Certificates:  Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract; Military Base access. 
  • CPR/First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens certification (Obtain on the job).

 

Lanakila Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply.

 

Lanakila Pacific is a drug-free & alcohol-free workplace.

 

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