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Grounds Laborer (MEI)

Company: Mavagi
Location: Key West
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking to be part of the team for a non-profit, where our passion and purpose is to provide job skills training, a compassionate culture, and employment opportunities for disabled veterans and other people with disabilities? If you are an experienced Grounds Laborer please consider applying for this entry level position within our company.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Grounds Laborer is responsible for the cultivation and care of landscaping and grounds on open grounds and around buildings and/or structures. May perform some janitorial work. Maintains constant monitoring of cleanliness to ensure company standards are correctly maintained, while using the appropriate supplies and equipment in a responsible and efficient manner.

  • Due to contract requirements, priority will be given to persons with disabilities. *

Job Duties:

  • Perform various grounds keeping duties.
  • Cut/Mow lawn using hand, power, or riding mower.
  • Trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls.
  • Rake and prepare, and replace and/or lay seed or sod in needed areas.
  • Landscape by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.
  • Apply fertilizer and/or pesticides to ground to enhance growth.
  • Remove stumps, fills holes, and applies grass seed as needed.
  • Remove all landscaping debris.
  • Cut down tree limbs that are posing a danger.
  • Trim shrubs and pull weeds.
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping.
  • Rake, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed.
  • Water plants and grass as needed and apply fertilizer.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent exposure to heat, sun for extended periods of time.
  • Possible exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors and various infectious diseases.
  • Exposure to wildlife.
  • Possible exposure to uncomfortable noise levels and vibration of body or extremities.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • One year relevant experience.
  • Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable.
  • Read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, techniques, skills, materials, and methods of landscaping.
  • Ability to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate riding mower, weed eater, grass edger, chain saw, stump grinder, hedge trimmer, leaf blower, wood chipper, lift, pressure washer, and other basic hand and power tools.
  • The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms and/or legs.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to lift between 25-50 lbs.
  • The ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time in inclement weather.
  • Ability to work in safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to operate various pieces of large equipment in accordance with company procedures and safety regulations.
  • The ability to make repetitive movements.
  • The ability to work in awkward postures.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above.

About the Company:

Since 2001, Mavagi Enterprises, Inc. has been providing its customers with the unique opportunity to employ a social enterprise that provides cleaning and ground maintenance services, as well as other meaningful job opportunities. Our company aims to provide opportunities to people with disabilities in order to assist them in overcoming barriers that limit their potential. With a vision to continue to be a respected employer of people with disabilities and "vendor of choice" in the markets we serve by cultivating an exceptional service-driven company that is committed to excellence and quality. Our values are to act with integrity at all times; to know our responsibilities as leaders; to create an environment where all associates are valued and respected; and to make ethical decisions while acting responsibly, ethically, and compliantly.

Mavagi Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: Mavagi, Key West , Grounds Laborer (MEI), Other , Key West, Florida

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