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Grounds Keeper

December 06, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Location:Detroit City, MI
Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, holidays and 401k with employer matching program
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Avflight Detroit City
Description:Avflight @ Detroit City Airport is looking for a Grounds Keeper. See job duties for a full description.
Duties:Employees in this job oversee and perform maintenance and landscaping duties at state facilities and ground areas. The work requires considerable working knowledge of motorized equipment and hand/power tools in order to perform grounds work activities.

The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by the grounds keeper:

Cleans, repairs, and services all equipment used in grounds maintenance such as mowers, tractor/trailers, dump trucks, front-end loaders, and a variety of hand/power tools.

Plants and trims lawns, trees, bushes, hedges, and shrubs using hand tools or motorized vehicles. Landscapes new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, replaces bushes, hedges, shrubs, and trees.

Fertilizes soil when needed for plant growth; plants flowerbeds. Applies herbicide and pesticide chemicals to grounds, trees, bushes, shrubs, and lawns in order to control plant diseases and insects.

Orders supplies for all aspects of grounds keeping; e.g., equipment parts, blades, herbicides, pesticides, flowers, bushes, or trees.

Responsible for snow removal from sidewalks, roads, parking lots and runways in the winter.

Drives vehicles such as a car, truck, or van to pick up supplies and materials.

Drives ground service vehicles such as lawn mowers & plows.
Performs related work as assigned.
Qualifications:Considerable knowledge of methods of landscaping including: the proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides as well as knowledge of cultivation, weed control, seeding, and planting of trees, and nursing beds.

Knowledge of use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds maintenance work.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to grounds keeping and maintenance work.

Ability to follow oral instructions and read written instructions.

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