Job Summary

The Lead Grounds Technician reports directly to the Grounds Division Supervisor and assists in the day-to-day operations of the organization’s Grounds Division. The Grounds Division usually works in teams, assisting each other to complete projects safely and efficiently. Trust and respect are abundant in this department! The Grounds Division plays a pivotal role in the successful execution of grounds duties within the organizations managed portfolio of market-rate multifamily properties in the Twin Cities. The exterior curb appeal and grounds are the first thing tenants or perspective tenants see before entering the building; we take great pride in maintaining the grounds in such a way that all of our properties remain superior to all other properties in any given neighborhood.

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 landscape rock

· Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition

· 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

· Assisting other departments when necessary

· Delegating tasks and overseeing the use of tools and equipment

Qualifications and Skills

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

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 documents

· Attention to detail

· Organization of multiple projects

· Knowledge of tools and equipment used in landscaping

· Ability to operate forklift and skid steer

· Ability to obtain a DOT health card to operate our larger trucks

We offer a very competitive wage and excellent benefit package including PTO, Medical, Dental, Life, Short & Long-term Disability, Health Savings Account and 401K including a company match. We also provide a monthly auto allowance.

Compensation: $15 – $25 Hourly, depending on experience

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

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