Job Summary

The Grounds Laborer works with the grounds department led by the Grounds Manager. The Grounds Division plays a pivotal role in the successful execution of grounds duties within the organization’s managed portfolio of market-rate multifamily properties in the Twin Cities. The grounds are the first thing tenants or perspective tenants see before entering the building; that is why we pride ourselves in maintaining that all of our properties remain beautiful and eye-catching!

Responsibilities and Duties

This role is responsible for maintenance and improvements of grounds at all managed locations. The duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Turf restoration
  • Removing and installing mulch and/or rock
  • Building grounds inspections
  • Sweeping and striping parking lots
  • Planting shrubs, flowers, and trees
  • Trimming small trees, and shrubs
  • Removing unwanted dead trees or plants
  • Installing, repairing, and winterizing irrigation
  • Installing and repairing downspouts
  • Purchasing and repairing equipment (lawnmowers, weed trimmers, snow blowers, etc.)
  • Maintaining machines, tools, trucks, and trailers
  • Delivering sidewalk salt
  • Assisting in snow and ice management
  • Installing and removing concrete
  • Installing and repairing fences
  • Installing drainage systems
  • Delegating tasks and overseeing the use of tools and equipment
  • Assisting other departments when necessary

Qualification and Skills

For our Lead Grounds Technician to be successful, you will need to delegate and follow tasks, be a dedicated team-member, and have excellent communication skills. This is a physically demanding role where occasionally lifting more than 50 lbs will be needed. The Grounds Division works in all weather conditions including: heat, snow, and rain. The Lead Grounds Technician will oversee equipment operation, and ensure that the tools under your charge are well-maintained. The Lead Grounds Technician will also be responsible for training the crew of grounds keepers with their tasks.

The specific skills preferred for this role include:

  • Physical stamina
  • Self-starter
  • Experience in a leadership role would be advantageous
  • Ability to provide clear written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization of multiple projects
  • Knowledge of landscaping tools and equipment
  • Ability to operate forklift and skid steer
  • Ability to obtain a DOT health card


This role pays $15 – $20/hour, depending on experience.

Join our Kleinman “Krew” where you will be appreciated and enjoy a great working environment!

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