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[Maintenance Technician] Groundskeeper/General Maintenance Worker

Posted by: E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc on May 20, 2018 at 00:04:02.

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Knoxville
State: Tennessee
Country: United States

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off. Qualified candidates only please submit your resume. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Groundskeeper/General Maintenance Worker

The Groundskeeper/General Maintenance Worker performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping. Performs regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding or push mowers; trimming and edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing, and cleaning irrigation systems. Assists in preventing accidents resulting from snow or ice-covered walkways by operating snow blowers, tractors or mowers with blades and using shovels to remove snow and spread sand, and salt on snow- or ice-covered surfaces. Applies chemicals used in groundskeeping properly and safely by wearing prescribed protective clothing, masks, and/or rubber gloves and boots, following either written or verbal directions for mixing chemical compounds according to specifications. The Groundskeeper/General Maintenance Worker also performs maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools, and makes minor repairs as directed. The Groundskeeper/General Maintenance Worker changes light bulbs, paints walls, performs minor carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs, delivers supplies, materials, and equipment as needed. Safely operates light vehicles such as pick-up trucks, tractors, street sweepers or riding mowers and portable power tools and equipment such as saws, grass trimmers, snow/leaf blowers, sprayers, paint machines and other groundskeeping equipment by obeying applicable traffic laws and following operator instructions, and wearing appropriate safety items such as goggles, gloves, or other appropriate protective clothing. Contributes to the overall success of the facility by performing all other related duties as assigned.


•Good written and oral communication skills to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in groundskeeping is required. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery is required.

•Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching daily. Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual, electrically-powered and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders. Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors, year-round.A pre-employment physical and annual physical will be required.

•Must have the ability to work well with minimal supervision and have good time management skills.

•Must have a valid State Driver’s License and good driving record.

•High school diploma/GED required.

•Minimum of three years of experience in groundskeeping is required, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses has been gained.

•Knowledge of the use and proper disposal of chemicals used in groundskeeping is preferred.

Location: Knoxville, TN area

•Lifting up to 50 lbs. Unassisted

•Pushing / Pulling

•Standing for Lengthy Periods

•Use of Respirator

•Squatting / Lunging

•Climbing Ladders

•Work in Extreme Temperatures

•Climbing Stairs

•Operate Heavy Equipment

•Working from heights

•Repetitive Motions (i.e. Hammering)

•Confined Spaces

•Radiation / Contamination Areas

•Must be Able to See Color

PREFERRED METHOD OF APPLICATION IS THROUGH OUR ONLINE JOB SYSTEM. If you need accommodation or alternate method of resume submittal, please contact Cindy Wilson at (803) 642-5990.

E2 Consulting Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer, F/M/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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