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Mt. Cuba Center-Grounds Maintenance Technician-Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:03am

Grounds Maintenance Technician


Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin
Hockessin , DE 19707

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Job Description 

The Grounds Maintenance Technician assists in the overall maintenance of Mt. Cuba Center’s landscape, including woody and herbaceous plantings, lawns, woods, garden features, paths, and roadways. This position provides logistical support to other departments as needed to ensure the smooth operation of Mt. Cuba Center.

Schedule: 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri with occasional weekends and evening hours as needed.

Requires strenuous physical work: Frequent standing, bending, twisting, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects over 50 pounds

Duties & Responsibilities 

This is an exciting hands-on opportunity to expand skills and knowledge in ecological gardening tactics! This position will produce the following tasks:

Landscape and Grounds Care & Maintenance:
- Maintain the health and look of the turf through mowing, fertilizing, watering, weed-eating, aerating, and applying compost and compost tea
- Maintain woody and herbaceous plantings through planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, and other horticultural activities
- Maintain roads, pathways, and parking areas through surface maintenance, renovations, and leaf, debris, and snow removal
- Support the Gardens, Natural Lands, and Arboriculture divisions by assisting them with planting, pruning, vegetation management, tree removal, and other projects

Structure and Equipment Maintenance & Repair:
- Make regular repairs to maintain the fences, walls, garden furniture, drains, catch-basins, bridges, curbing, patios, terraces, courtyards, and other hardscape features
- Perform regular repair and servicing to maintain the good condition of tools and equipment

Education and Experience 

- The ideal candidate will hold a high school diploma or GED and at least 1 year of experience in grounds/landscape maintenance. Candidates should also possess the following desired qualities:
- Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and small and large engine equipment including the use of chain saws, brush chipper, and manual transmission vehicles
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
- Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
- Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed

Application Instructions 

Please apply directly via:

Full Name 
Ashley Barton