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Landscaping Maintenance Technician

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 by Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

Fletcher, NC 28732
Professional/Technical Services
6 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Position Summary: Perform routine repair, maintenance, preventative maintenance and landscaping support to assure that airport grounds, landscaped areas, plants, shrubs, and grass are maintained in optimum condition. Responsibilities: • Performs a variety of landscaping maintenance tasks around taxiways, runway lights, terminal and safety office buildings, which includes mowing and raking grass. • Operates equipment such as lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, tractors, sweepers to maintain airport terminal grounds. • Participates in a variety of grounds keeping, landscaping, airfield maintenance, and equipment maintenance activities. Maintains airport equipment and facilities are in good working condition. • Operates motorized equipment for snow removal from roadways, sidewalks, and steps. • Participates in a variety of landscaping activities including moving, planting, fertilizing, mulching, weeding, trimming, pesticide application, irrigation, etc. • Operates large motorized equipment such as tractor mowers, slope mowers, weed eaters, backhoe, snow blowers, street sweepers, side walk sweepers, loaders, and wood chippers. • Washes and cleans equipment. • Works from daily and/or weekly work plans approved by supervisor. • Performs routine preventative maintenance for landscaped areas including fence repair and keeping curbs and streets clean. • Assists with duties of all maintenance employees as needed. • Assists other departmental employees with painting, snow removal, runway lighting needs, and other tasks where necessary. • Complies with all applicable OSHA and EPA regulations within area of responsibility, and assures control and proper disposal of hazardous chemicals, substances, and wastes as required. • Maintains current knowledge of Greater Asheville Regional Airport policies, regulations and safety procedures. • Performs related tasks as required.

Education Requirements: (Evaluation Factors: Skills, Knowledge, Experience, and Ability) • High School Diploma or GED required. • Three to six months landscaping experience or education. • Good verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work independently and in teams. • Must possess a current pesticide license within six months of employment date.
Experience Requirements: • This position requires three to six months experience to become proficient in all aspects of the job, not necessarily consecutive in order to learn seasonal requirements of the position. • Working knowledge of the standard methods, traffic laws, and regulations governing heavy equipment operation. • Working knowledge of safety precautions, occupational hazards, and related safety precautions necessary to operate equipment. • Knowledge of landscaping practices and principles. • Ability to operate computer, fork-lift, and snow removal equipment. • Considerable knowledge of safety regulations, occupational hazards, and related safety precautions. • Ability to obtain thorough knowledge of the application of pesticides. • Skill in operation, service, use, and care of equipment used in this position. • Ability to detect broken or worn parts; ability to diagnose malfunctions and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. • Ability to communicate courteously and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and the public. • Ability to ensure that grounds maintenance equipment is used only within the limits of the manufacturer.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Work processes well established, but some judgment is necessary in prioritizing work, selecting plants, shrubs, etc. • Works extended snow removal events including nights and weekends. • Obtain Airfield driver's privilege.
Licenses Required: •Valid North Carolina Driver's License
Certifications Required: • Fork-lift operator's certification. • Must possess a current pesticide license within six months of employment date. Category: Building Maintenance , Keywords: Building Maintenance Worker

Reference: 567766119