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Landscape Technician

Forcht Group of Kentucky / First Hamburg Services

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted May 12, 2021.

First Hamburg Services is seeking a Landscape/Maintenance Technician to be responsible for performing general landscaping and maintenance work for a commercial property in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky.

 

What you can expect of us:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include:
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      • Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance
      • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
      • Company Paid Life Insurance
      • Vacation and Sick Pay
      • Paid Holidays
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  • And more!

 

What you can expect of this opportunity

The Landscape Technician is responsible for the overall upkeep of the landscape and the exterior image of various company properties. Duties include maintaining of the lawns, driveways, parking lots, curbs, dumpster areas, exterior hallways, or any other public areas, maintenance of property flowerbeds, plants, and grass areas.

  • Grounds keeping & landscaping tasks including snow removal, mowing lawns, pulling weeds, etc.
  • Painting and basic building clean-up responsibilities when needed
  • Occasional repairs requiring knowledge of a trade such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.

 

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Six (6) months experience related to the responsibilities above.
  • General knowledge of daily maintenance groundskeeping/landscaping
  • Ability to safely operate equipment.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and maintain the appearance of maintenance work areas.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to perform multiple job functions and tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with other employees, management, visitors, outside contractors, and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

 

Scheduling & Travel

  • Ability to travel to other locations as needed.
  • Must be able to work on a flexible schedule that at times may include early or late working hours or weekend hours

 

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Six (6) months working experience in landscaping or groundskeeping.
  • Valid Kentucky Driver’s License and the ability to maintain a driving record in good standing.

 

EOE

We are committed to ensure fair and equal treatment for everyone we employ and as such, we are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and believe employment, training, and promotional opportunities should be available to all persons without regard to race, color, gender (including gender nonconformity, gender identity, status as a transgender individual, and sexual orientation), sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, genetic information, political affiliation, protected veteran status or membership in the armed services, or any other consideration that is protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

Job Requirements:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

  • Responsible for daily trash removal from all public exterior areas
  • Performs lawn mowing, trimming, edging
  • Performs Spring & Fall cleanup
  • Responsible for care, maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment owned by the company related to grounds work.
  • Responsible for basic tree and bush trimming
  • Assists maintenance staff as requested with basic maintenance for facilities such as changing light bulbs, moving furniture, etc.
  • Snow removal (when applicable)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Demands and Abilities

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate standard power tools and equipment according to safety specifications.
  • Ability to use fingers and hands to handle, feel, or reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Ability to see things up close and at a distance, discern colors, and have depth perception.
  • Ability to listen and to understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will be able to understand.
  • Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and generate appropriate solutions or responses.
  • Ability to analyze a situation and select the appropriate course of action on matters involving significant risks or consequences.
  • Ability to operate standard business equipment such as a fax, computer, printer, copier, etc.
  • Ability to travel to other locations.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that at times may include late working hours or weekend hours.

 

Other Requirements

  • Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, all employees must remain drug free and alcohol free when reporting to work and while engaged in any work related activities.