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Maintenance Grounds Gardener

Location: Firebaugh, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 81

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

Maintain grounds around the facility to include lawn care (watering, fertilizing, aerating and trimming), shrubs (watering and trimming), trees (watering and trimming), maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems, parking lot cleaning, and other duties as required.

Position Responsibilities

Responsible for lawn, shrubs, and tree care – 70%

Responsible for maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems – 15%

Responsible for parking lot cleaning – 10%

Other duties as required – 5%

  • Maintaining buildings and grounds in top condition
  • Maintain exterior facility clean up tool shed
  • Weed Control (inside and outside perimeter)
  • This position is not limited to those duties in the job description. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of the organization.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Prior gardening and grounds keeping experience
  • Know how and when to apply fertilizers and other law nourishment agents
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, department leads and supervisors
  • Work overtime as required
  • Work weekends
  • Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations
  • Ability to work in fast paced or noisy environment
  • Ability to wear all PPE and follow Safety Regulations

Equipment Operation:

  • Lawn mower
  • Weed eater
  • Power blower
  • Chain Saw
  • Rototillers
  • Aerators
  • Shovels
  • Pruning shears
  • Pump sprayer

The pay for this role in the state of CA is $17.22/hr. and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]

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