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Grounds Maintenance/Landscape

Location: Geyserville, California

Job Summary:

Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville seeks a Landscaper/Grounds Maintenance to help maintain 8 acres of one of Sonoma County's premier travel destinations with ever expanding pool side gardens, park areas, and remote outlining properties with organic flower and vegetable gardens. The candidate must have 3-5 years of landscaping experience and a desire to learn new methods and processes in care and management of landscapes and hardscapes.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job may require nights and weekend work. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Landscaping (70%)
  • Planting and pruning of basic Landscape Plants and Trees
  • Basic irrigation repairs
  • Vegetable gardening, herbs, and perennials
  • Organic pest management and soil amendment
  • Operate high pressure washers

Light construction and Hardscape repairs (20%)
  • Basic carpentry and maintenance work
  • Proper maintenance and storage of construction tools
  • Rock work and drainage construction

Other (10%)
  • Maintenance of 4 Bocce Ball Courts
  • May be required to work special events as maintenance support, as needed
  • Weekend work may be required

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience: High school education, 3-5 years experience in the profession and a desire to learn new methods and processes in the care and management of landscapes and gardens.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Landscapers apply fertilizers, pesticides and other types of chemicals to control hazardous insects, weeds and unwanted plants. He/she must work on hillsides, slopes and flat ground.
Physical ability to perform strenuous labor, including ability to lift 60+ lbs. and to work in all outdoor weather conditions
Willingness to learn and apply new skills as needed for the required work
Have good listening skills and able to follow written and/or verbal directions
Able to work independently and in a crew environment
Positive attitude
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
Ability to operate a tractor and backhoe is a plus
Possess good work ethics and attitude and able to arrive to work on time as scheduled
Able to work in a safe manner and comply to company policies and procedures
Responsible use and maintenance of landscape equipment as per Head Gardener and Lead Gardener

Physical Demands:

N (Not Applicable)-Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally)-Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day)
F (Frequently)-Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5+ hrs/day)
C(Constantly)-Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Stand- F ,Walk- F, Sit- O, Handling/Fingering- F ,Reaching Outward- O, Reaching Above Shoulder F,
Climb- F, Crawl- O, Squat or Kneel- C Bend- C

Lift/Carry- C
10 lbs or Less- C
11 – 20 lbs- C
21 – 50 lbs- F
51 – 100 lbs- O
Over 100 lbs- N

12 lbs or Less- F
13 – 25 lbs- O
26 – 40 lbs- O
41 – 100 lbs- O

Other Physical Requirements
Vision - Near, Distance
Sense of Sound - Machinery/tractor sounds, leaf blowers, mowers
Sense of Touch - Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Steel toe boots, safety glasses)

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, landscape work is highly labor intensive. It requires using hand-held earthmoving equipment as well as heavy machinery. The tools include shovels, hoes, post hole diggers, rakes and many other hand-held tools. The Maintenance Gardener works with mulch, dirt, sod, plants, shrubs, water, sand, rocks and many other natural types of materials. This work is always outside where the team is exposed to the elements. This work is dirty and physically demanding.

Must be certified to drive/operate a forklift; in house training and certification will be completed as necessary to comply with Cal-OSHA regulations.
Heavy equipment operation, backhoe, wheel tractors, dump trucks, etc

Safety Statement
All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or Human Resources.

The above information is representative of the work performed in this position, however it is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar or related to the essential duties and responsibilities.

We offer competitive salary, medical insurance, including Dental, Vision EAP, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account with Medical and Dependent care pre-tax benefits (FSA), and 401K with company matching. Winery, Café, and Resort discounts available. 

Posted: October 26, 2018

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