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Inns of Aurora Landscape Technician in Aurora, New York

Inns of aurora, llc core values:

While our employees’ skill-sets vary greatly from position to position, our core set of values remain the same. As an Inns of Aurora, LLC employee, learning and exemplifying these characteristics is a key part to your success. All Inns of Aurora employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics as defined in the Inns of Aurora, LLC handbook:

  • Courage

  • Initiative

  • Dependability

  • Flexibility

  • Integrity

  • Judgment

  • Respect for others

Position purpose:

  • This position is a full-time, seasonal position.

  • Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the Landscape Technician will be responsible for the care and maintenance of the Inns of Aurora properties.

Responsibilities/duties/functions/tasks:

  • Operate tractors, trucks, mowers, cutters, edger’s and other necessary equipment for maintenance of the properties

  • Assist the Facilities Manager in scheduling and supervising the care, maintenance and operation of the properties

  • Operate and demonstrate the proper use of equipment and power hand tools

  • Maintain the irrigation, planting, and pruning of trees, shrubs and grasses

  • Supervise and participate in the propagation of grass, trees, shrubs and other plants through planting, fertilizing, etc.

  • Assist with the mowing of lawns, mulching, and weeding

  • Maintain and repair sprinklers and watering systems

  • Check and perform the efficient operation of power mowing machines, tractors and other automotive equipment used in maintenance and patrolling work

  • Assist in Spring and Fall clean up involving leaf removal, gutter cleaning and other exterior debris removal

  • Participate in and oversee snow removal operations, snow melt application and other winter weather related activities

  • Assist in snow removal operations, snow melt and other applications

  • Perform other duties, as assigned

  • Maintain regular attendance

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment used in various grounds maintenance activities including mowing, edging, trimming, and weed and pest control

  • Basic understanding of plants, trees and ground cover materials

  • Working knowledge of health and safety regulations related to power equipment and toxic chemical applications

  • Ability to operate assigned equipment including, but not limited to plow truck, snow blower, tractor, lawn mower

  • Working knowledge of health and safety regulations related to power equipment and toxic chemical applications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in a team environment

  • Previous customer service experience

  • Ability to work independently, with little or no supervision

  • A friendly and professional work ethic and demeanor

  • Flexibility in scheduling, including nights and weekend availability

Preferences:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and an at least one year of grounds maintenance or year-round outdoor work experience

  • Completed trade and vocational courses

  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in horticulture, or related field

  • Certification in trade (carpenter, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, related) preferred

  • Proven record of observing legal and defensive driving practices, as verified by the NYS Lens Program

special position requirements:

Benefits

We are proud to offer outstanding benefits to all of our employees.

Full-time employees, those working 30 hours per week or more on average, are offered competitive medical and dental benefits, as well as generous paid time off packages.

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to participate in our 401K program and supplementary benefits.

We are particularly proud to offer all of our employees a highly competitive employee discount at all of our lodging and dining properties.

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