Grounds Lead/Maintenace Tech 1
- Assist Maintenance Manager with creating a landscape plan for the campus.
- Maintain grounds by weeding, edging, mowing, raking, and trimming of grass, trees, and shrubbery.
- Prune trees and shrubs using the appropriate techniques according to type.
- Monitor and maintain the watering needs of various landscapes across campus.
- Implement landscape improvement projects according to plans.
- Apply herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers.
- Work with Maintenance Manager to resolve site drainage issues.
- Maintain and repair grounds equipment in good working order.
- Ensure grounds are free of litter and debris.
- Maintain lake and surrounding vegetation; monitor and remove algae as needed.
- Aerate all fescue turf as scheduled.
- Maintain mulch in plant beds and amend as needed.
- Maintain soils with organic compost to attain a nutrient-rich, well-drained environment to sustain healthy plant life.
- Remove snow/ice from walkways, parking lots, and streets in a timely manner (additional hours/overtime may be required during snow/ice events).
- Flexibility to work varying hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, if needed
- Prompt and regular attendance is required.
- Perform general maintenance and repairs of building interiors and exteriors.
- Safely operate shop and hand tools as required.
- Move and setup furniture and equipment in classrooms, bedrooms, and offices.
- Serve on the on-call rotation for evening and weekend emergency maintenance calls.
- Monitor and control geese population and nesting sites.
- Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.
Educational, Training, and Licensure Requirements
- Prefer 2-3 years grounds experience as a Grounds Lead/Maintenance Technician I.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Valid Kansas drivers’ license and good driving record required.
- Due to potential hazards of the position, must be at least 18 years old.
- Able to perform significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and kneeling.
- Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
- Regular lifting of up to 30 pounds.
- Regular climbing of ladders and/or scaffolding.
- Exposure to noise, chemicals, electrical hazards and mechanical hazards for periods of time
- This position works both in and out of doors.
- Exposure to all weather conditions, including heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/ice.
- Regular exposure to noise, chemicals, and electrical and mechanical hazards.
Knowledge & Skills
- Methods, equipment, and materials used in grounds maintenance work.
- Working knowledge of standard horticultural practices.
- Operation and maintenance of hand and power tools.
- Occupational hazards and safe working practices.
- Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
- Be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and be able to complete all tasks.
- Be honest, ethical, and be able to maintain confidentiality.
- Listen effectively and obtain information from others.
- Excellent ability both in writing and orally to communicate convey information effectively.
- Must have excellent time management skills.
- Great attention to detail.
- Ability to work under distracting conditions.
- Strong customer orientation, a positive attitude, and able to respond to requests for service and assistance from others in a courteous and professional manner.
- Work in a cost-conscious manner with limited supervision, as well as awareness of the safety of Heartspring students and staff at all times.
Heartspring offers a generous benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance and retirement plans. Heartspring also offers opportunities to grow within and advance your careers through on-the-job training, internal promotion preferences, and the Heartspring scholarship program to help you go back to school.
Heartspring is a drug-free campus. Heartspring is an EEO employer.