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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Technician

Company: Walla Walla Foundry
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT WALLA WALLA FOUNDRYWalla Walla Foundry is one of the largest fine art fabricators in the world. Originally founded in 1980 as a bronze casting foundry, it now employs over 100 people and produces work in a range of materials and through multiple processes. ABOUT THE JOBThe Landscaping and Groundskeeping Technician will be responsible for the care of landscaping and grounds surrounding 15 buildings in Walla Walla. Maintenance and care involves lawn care, trimming of hedges/shrubs, leaf/snow removal and other special projects as assigned. The role also includes general maintenance of irrigation systems and landscaping equipment. This is a great position for someone with some previous experience in landscaping looking for a steady position (its full-time and year-round!) that offers good pay and great benefits. This is an onsite position, with regular scheduled hours from 7 am to 3:30 pm. Overtime available, with an earlier start. JOB RESPONSIBILITIESMaintain site landscaping which includes lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, turf and irrigationCare for established lawns and grounds by performing general lawn care such as fertilizing, removing debris, mowing, edging and raking lawnsPrune and trim trees, hedges and shrubsManage invasive weeds and pests through various controls such as spraying and burning. Apply insecticides, fertilizers, and chemical sprays as directedOperate and perform general maintenance on equipment including power mowers, saws, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, sprayers, etc.Keep grounds clean (walkways, driveways, parking lots) and ensure they are free from trash, litter and debris. Empty trash receptaclesConduct basic irrigation audits and perform basic repairsRemove snow by using a shovel or snow blower; apply deicerOperate Foundry vehicles, including an assigned Foundry vehicle, to move self and equipment to various locations in Walla WallaFollow all safety policies and procedures; performs all duties while following required safety protocols and while wearing required PPE Assist Facilities Team with facility repairs as neededOther maintenance duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTESHigh School Diploma or GED desired2+ years minimum groundskeeping/gardening experience including: o Operation of power equipment including lawnmowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers o Knowledge and experience with different landscaping techniques, processes and approaches o Knowledge and experience safely applying fertilizers and pesticides o Knowledge and experience using hand tools for landscapingA valid driver's license and a good driving record required (for insurance purposes) to drive Foundry vehiclesAbility to become certified to operate Fork Truck and other Foundry equipment (Foundry will train) required. Prior experience driving mobile equipment including fork truck, skid steer or pulling a trailer desired Approach work with a safety mindsetAbility to follow instructions and complete assignmentsMust be reliable, with strong time-management skills and approach work efficientlyAbility to work independently with limited supervision and ability to collaborate with team membersAbility to use an iPad to communicate through email, maintenance management system and to reference equipment documentation Ability to communicate and comprehend instructions including, but not limited to safety policies, SDS sheets, work, and maintenance schedules WAGES AND BENEFITSWalla Walla Foundry benefits include a generous health/dental/vision care package (health insurance paid 100% by the Foundry for employee, 50% for dependents), 401(k) Plan with employer retirement match, Long-Term Disability Plan, Vacation, Sick Leave, paid holidays and more! Starting Wage: $16-21/hour, depending on experience.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENTThis is an active, physical position. Physical demands include ability to stand, walk, stoop, bend, and crouch for extended periods of time. Must be able to work at heights, including climbing ladders and working from scaffolding and/or lifts. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 25lbs regularly and up to 50lbs occasionally. Must have dexterity of hands/fingers to operate equipment, tools, and vehicles.Work is often outdoors and is subject to changing conditions - temperatures can swing with the weather from very cold to very hot. PPE required depending on tasks and include ear protection, face masks/shields, glasses, respirators, protective clothing, and sturdy boots.HOW TO APPLYComplete the online application through the link below. Resume is optional. Hard copy applications available at Walla Walla Foundry.Post-offer drug screen (includes screening for marijuana/THC) and reference and background check required.The Walla Walla Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, political ideology, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. PI182649845

Keywords: Walla Walla Foundry, Spokane , Landscaping and Groundskeeping Technician, Engineering , Walla Walla, Washington

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