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Grounds Maintenance (Landscaping/Plowing)

Position Summary:  The Grounds Maintenance position is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of grounds for multiple hotel, restaurant, and residential properties, including landscaping and snow removal. Work is performed independently. 

Essential Functions

  • Operate vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, etc.
  • Mow and edge lawns using power mowers, edgers, weed-whips, and leaf blowers
  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming around flower beds, walks, or walls
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, hedge or bush trimmers, or axes
  • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges using shears, pruners, or chain saws
  • Gather and remove litter
  • Maintain and repair tools and equipment
  • Mix and spray and/or spread fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees using hand or automatic sprayers/spreaders
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, or other grounds features
  • Clean flower beds
  • Rake, mulch, and compost leaves
  • Remove snow from grounds via plow, shovel, Gehl, etc.
  • Transport equipment to and from all locations
  • Undertake special projects requested by the Executive Officers
  • Exhibit regular and recurrent attendance records

Position Requirements

Minimum Knowledge:  Requires ability to interpret / extract information and / or perform building repair/upkeep functions. Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience: Two years’ experience in a related position preferred

License, Registration, and/or Certification Required:  Valid driver’s license with excellent driving record and chauffer’s endorsement required

External and Internal Personal Contact

Communications: Daily- Verbal & Written; Participation in meetings as required

Teamwork and Collaboration: This job is part of a formal work team within the department 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Stress Load: Regular exposure to stresses

Workload Fluctuation: The workload required to perform this job requires ability to adapt to change

Manual Skills: Some portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, handwriting, or machine operations

Physical Effort: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve prolonged standing, transporting material or equipment, or lifting, moving, or carrying heavy (over 30 pounds) materials for intermittent periods throughout the day

Physical Environment: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve exposure to dirt, odors, noise, or temperature / weather extremes.  Working surfaces may be un-level, slippery, or unstable

Work Schedule: Work regularly requires or varies between day, evening, night, holiday, or weekend assignments.  Schedule varies according to business demands and needs

Occupational Risks: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve occupational risk, such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, injuries from falls, or back injury sustained with assisting in moving, lifting, or positioning equipment or materials

Ergonomics Risks: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve ergonomic risk, such as regular repetitive tasks, forceful or prolonged exertions of the hands, vibration, cold temperatures, heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, or carrying of heavy objects, poor body mechanics, restrictive workstations, or awkward postures

Safety: Responsible for adhering to all safety policies and procedures of Suburban Inns

Required Travel: Position requires travel to other Suburban Inns properties or client locations. 

Uniform and Appearance Guidelines

Uniform: Close-toed shoes are the responsibility of the Team Member.

Appearance: Visible earrings are allowed in the ears only, or must be covered throughout the course of the shift.  Hair must be of a natural color, and kept well-groomed.  This policy will be administered by the position’s supervisor, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, height, weight, genetics, familial status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The Director of Operations has the authority to veto any decision made by the position’s supervisor


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