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Landscaper

Job description

The Marbridge Foundation is currently hiring for a full-time landscaper at our facility out in Manchaca, Texas (south of Austin). The Landscaper is responsible for maintaining the upkeep and appearance of all outdoor areas around Marbridge including grounds, flower beds, and other outdoor spaces.

SHIFT AVAILABLE:

  • Full-Time, Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gather and remove litter or debris across the property grounds. Includes removing breakfast and lunch trash from community kitchens.
  • Purchase and restock gardening supplies as necessary. Inform supervisor when supplies are low
  • Upkeep of lawns by mowing, trimming, planting, watering, digging, raking and applying fertilizer and herbicides.
  • Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs; apply mulch for protection using gardening tools.
  • Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, rocks, or plant flowers and foliage.
  • Plant and cultivate lawns and gardens.
  • Prune and trim trees, shrubs, and hedges using shears, pruners or saws.
  • Trim and pick dead flowers, and clear weeds throughout campus beds. Spray weeds throughout campus.
  • Water lawns, trees, and plants using portable sprinkler systems, hoses or watering cans.
  • Install rock gardens, ponds, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, and planters
  • Install, or assist in the installation of Christmas decorations
  • Other duties as assigned as it would benefit the facilities team or the organization

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to perform work tasks within the physical demands requirements
  • Ability to work around chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides.
  • Knowledge of how to operate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, golf carts, and pruning saws.
  • Ability to use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning shears, saws, hedge trimmers, and axes. Care of tools and economical use of all maintenance supplies.
  • Ability to visualize how an overall outdoor space will look once landscape project is complete.
  • Requires lifting, bending, stooping, reaching and standing for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 21 years of age with a valid Texas drivers license and a clean driving record (required)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of standards principles, methods, practice, techniques, tools, and equipment used in a groundskeeper role
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing
  • Must be able to operate various industrial groundskeeper equipment such as: gas powered mowers, tractors, blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, and pruning saws. Other equipment includes hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning shears, saws, hedge trimmers, and axes
  • One year of experience in a groundskeeper role preferred
  • Experience in small engine repair (lawn mower, chain saw, weed eaters, etc.) preferred
  • Experience with installation and maintenance of underground sprinkler systems preferred

About Marbridge

Marbridge is a long-term residential care facility for adults with intellectual disabilities, offering a full spectrum of services tailored to individual needs and abilities. Located in Manchaca, Texas (between Austin and Buda), we provide our residents with opportunities to learn, experience, and achieve a whole new life. Our residents lead busy lives, participating in any of our 150 classes offered on-site at our 200 acre campus. Each of our three communities — The Ranch, The Village, and The Villa — provide a different level of care, support, and guidance, all based on the needs and independence levels of the residents who call Marbridge home.

EEO Statement

Marbridge provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local

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