The Groundskeeper/Laborer is responsible for the overall upkeep of interior and exterior grounds and facilities of assigned properties under direction of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Property /Site Manager. This is a full-time position - may be hired seasonal or as a regular position based at our corporate office in Madison.
Perform general inspection and repair, cleaning and upkeep of all grounds, amenities, building exteriors, offices parking lots, walkways and common community spaces.
Assist in the completion of apartment unit turnovers in preparation for new move-ins to include removal of trash and personal belongings, cleaning, painting and general labor.
Remove trash from property premise(s) on a daily basis.
Assist as needed in the performing of resident requested service orders on a timely basis (24-hours, unless stated otherwise) to include troubleshooting of issues that arise.
Order appropriate maintenance and cleaning supplies needed for jobs after approval from Supervisor.
Maintain tools and maintenance equipment to ensure they are in good working order and keep maintenance and storage areas in a clean and safe condition.
Consult with Supervisor on major repairs, replacements and/or contracts.
Schedule and complete preventative maintenance.
Perform snow removal to include shoveling, plowing, and salting or sanding of walkways within mandated timeframes.
Perform landscaping responsibilities to include planting, seeding, pruning, trimming, mowing, raking, leaf blowing, mulching and general upkeep of grounds.
Perform pool maintenance and upkeep (if applicable).
Attend meetings, training sessions and seminars as requested by Maintenance Supervisor.
Maintain a working knowledge of all fair housing laws, its policies and practices and be fair and consistent in upholding these and all company policies.
Comply with all OSHA regulations and any applicable laws regarding health, safety and environment.
Maintain working knowledge in the procedures and safety measures in each area of specialty.
Maintain and apply knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within a particular maintenance-related field.
Work under limited supervision.
Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Requires one or more years of experience in manual labor or groundskeeping field or in a related area.
Required to hold a valid driver’s license, have a reliable work vehicle and maintain current vehicle insurance.
Must be available for occasional night/weekend on-call duty.
Good human relations skills and the ability to work well with others.
Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Physical capabilities to carry out job responsibilities including the ability to lift 80-100 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, ability to walk, talk and have use of both hands.
Must have basic knowledge and experience in general labor and customer service.