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Groundskeeper - Full Time

Company: Emerald Heights
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Emerald Heights is a Community of "People Helping People". If you want to look back at the end of the day and feel the difference you have made, you will want to join our team. You will have the ability to greatly influence the care and service provided to our Seniors and the opportunity to create long-lasting relationships that will impact many lives.

Emerald Heights, is a premier life plan community located in Redmond, Washington. We are dedicated to providing our residents the best senior living experience in the Puget Sound area and offer a full continuum of care from independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.

The Groundskeeper performs tasks to maintain the overall appearance and maintenance of the campus lawns, planted and paved areas.
You'll be caring for our residents and we want to care for you. We offer:
100% Employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance Employer paid life insurance
Tuition reimbursement Flexible schedules to support school and life schedules Competitive wages and excellent benefits 16 paid time off days, 6 paid holidays and 3 personal days 403(B) match up to 5% Flexible Spending Account Gym/Pool
Free Parking
Free meal Beautiful walking paths around the community Primary Responsibilities: Collects and empties trash from trash rooms and cottages into compactor.
Puts trash out for Waste Management.
In the event of no trash service, makes trips with trash to transfer station.
Prepares soil for planting, plants seed, sod, turf, bulbs, plants, trees, and shrubs.
Installs, repairs and operates lawn sprinkler (irrigation) systems.
Seeds, mows, irrigates, sweeps, fertilizes, top dresses, edges, aerates and maintains lawns.
Transplants seedlings, trees, shrubs, and other nursery stock.
Rakes and removes leaves; pulls, hoes, and controls weeds.
Prunes, sprays, and fertilizes trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
Uses a variety of manual tools and equipment, such as rakes, pruning shears, hand edgers, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows and pesticide sprayers.
Operates power and motorized equipment such as weed trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, rototillers, light tractors, front-end loaders, small trucks, lawn mowers, sweepers, aerators, sod cutters and snow blowers.
Cleans, services and maintains tools and equipment, including power equipment.
Removes debris, leaves, brush, snow, and ice from areas such as walks, stairs, roads, ramps and parking facilities; applies ice melter, sand and gravel.
Installs and maintains campus signs, fences, rockeries, etc.
Assures that grounds are well groomed and free of trash, debris, and hazards.
Assures that walkways are clean and clear of hazards.
During inclement weather keeps walkways and roads clean and clear of hazards to the maximum extent possible.
Carries out work orders as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience: High school graduation or GED.
One year experience or technical training involving ground maintenance, plant care, cultivation, and landscape installation.
Washington State driver's license required.
Motor Vehicle Record check with no serious violations recorded.
Knowledge of operations involving grounds equipment use.
Knowledge of lawn and plant care.
Ability to work effectively with residents, department personnel, peers, and supervisors.
Team-oriented.
Regular, predictable, and dependable attendance.
Adequate English communication skills to allow communication with co-workers.
Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy labor.
Lift up to 50 pounds.
Extensive walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting as well as the physical demands of using manual tools and operating mechanical equipment commonly in use for grounds maintenance.
Working Conditions: Exposure to bloodborne pathogens:Level III.
Work environment includes entire Emerald Heights' campus.
Exposure to weather elements including heat, cold, wind, rain and snow.
May be exposed to chemicals, cleaning solutions, dust, vapors and some infectious diseases.
Exposure to noise requiring the use of ear protection.
Required to wear protective clothing, gloves and other safety gear when handling hazardous materials.
May be exposed to unpleasant odors and sights.
Must be willing to respond to emergencies during off duty hours when assistance is needed.
Please contact the Human Resource Department with any questions. Emerald Heights is an equal opportunity employer. We're prioritizing safety for our employees and residents, their families and our communities by requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.

Keywords: Emerald Heights, Redmond , Groundskeeper - Full Time, Other , Redmond, Washington

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