Grounds Associate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Company: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health


POSITION SUMMARY:



Perform diversified maintenance and improvements on Kripalu's grounds, roadways, parking lots, gardens, nature trails, and lakefront property while working as a team member with the Grounds/Facilities Department.



ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Perform all aspects of grounds and landscape maintenance including but not limited to lawn mowing, road way and parking lot maintenance, upkeep of gardens, shrubbery, trees, hedges, and wildlife management.
  • Maintain gardens, trimming, weeding, edging, pruning. etc.
  • Perform all duties while safely operating grounds keeping equipment such as mowers, tractors, hand held trimmers, saws, in accordance with prescribed job requirements & safety guidelines.
  • Perform other maintenance duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Possesses strong core ethics, integrity, and values consistent with Kripalu's organizational principles.
  • Builds effective relationships, identifies internal and external customer expectations, sees issues from their point of view; offers practical, mutually beneficial recommendations, solutions and ideas.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform required job elements to established standards.
  • Learns and adapts quickly in new situations resulting in successful performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Embraces experiences as learning opportunities.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • 1-2 years of related experience in grounds maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in gardening and plant identification.
  • Ability to read and write in English and comprehend written and oral instructions, procedures and work orders.
  • Demonstrated ability to properly and safely use all necessary landscape tools and equipment.
  • Must have valid drivers license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be available for 1 day weekend coverage or as needed

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