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Maintenance Worker - Grounds

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Maintenance Worker - Grounds
Town of Knightdale

Are you experienced in the field of landscape maintenance and interested in serving in local government?  If so, we invite you to apply to join Knightdale’s skilled Public Works staff.  Our Public Works Grounds staff prides themselves on maintaining attractive outdoor spaces for the Town's citizens and staff.  Members of our Grounds staff work as a team, utilizing various equipment to maintain and beautify the Town’s property, including all grounds, right-of-ways, gateways, athletic fields, and parks.
We are seeking a dedicated professional to join the staff of one of the fastest growing municipality in our capital county who embodies our core values of Accountability, Respect, and Customer Service. If this describes you, a member of our Human Resources team is eager to guide you through our hiring process. We encourage you to read the detailed job description below and apply for our available Maintenance Worker position. Come and start something new with the Town of Knightdale. 

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of skilled and limited skill manual labor work in the maintenance of all Town property including all grounds, right-of-ways, gateways, athletic fields, and parks; performs related work as required. This position is classified as non-exempt and is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations.


Inspects all playground equipment, play areas and athletic fields on a daily basis. Reports all unsafe conditions to the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor. 
Records all inspections completed in the Playground Maintenance Log. 
Corrects all unsafe conditions.
Maintains the general aesthetic appearance of Town properties on a weekly basis. Cleans water fountains. 
Empties small trash receptacles into larger ones to be picked up by waste industries. 
Blows off sidewalks and parking lots with a leaf vacuum. 
Maintains shrubbery and flowerbeds by trimming and mulching, once a month during the growing season and on an as needed basis during the non-growing season.
Mows right-of-ways, athletic fields and other Town property with a tractor and mower. 
Drags and lines athletic fields before practices and games on a daily basis.
Maintains records for the athletic fields on an as needed basis. Inspects athletic fields looking for unsafe or damaged conditions. 
Fixes any unsafe conditions or damages to the athletic field, if the job is one that does not require high expenses. 
Reports and coordinates all expensive maintenance to Wake County to be fixed.  
Responsible for mowing, seeding planting, pruning, trimming, edging, spraying and fertilizing grass, trees, shrubbery and flowers on Town properties. 
Rakes and removes leaves and fallen limbs on Town properties.
Conducts routine maintenance of equipment based on the hourly usage of the equipment. Sharpens mower blades by using a blade sharpener. 
Changes oil. 
Changes tires. 
Performs minor repairs. 
Takes major repairs to get fixed to the store that the equipment was purchased from or to a repair shop. 
Retains a maintenance log on all repaired equipment.
Applies lime, fertilizer and chemicals as needed to maintain flowerbeds, trees, shrubs and turf areas. 
Complies and follows all local, state and federal safety standards. 
Inspects delivery of supplies to ensure quantity and condition are acceptable. 
Assists other departments as needed.  
Performs other duties as required. 
EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Utility vehicle, tractors, mowers, blowers, weed eater, line marking machine, and various hand tools, field rake, real mower, and other related equipment as necessary to perform a variety of tasks. 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  This position reports to the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor.

Employees are subjected to hazards present in maintenance functions including both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as chemicals, loud noise, vibrations, and traffic. 
Must be able to physically perform all basic life operational functions. 
Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly. 
Must possess the visual acuity to operate machinery and in the normal tasks associated with mechanical or skilled trades.
JOB CONTEXT: This position works 40 hours per week during the five day workweek with schedule to be established by the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor and approved by the Public Works Director. Weekends and overtime are sometimes necessary to fulfill the requirements of the job and must first be approved by the Public Works Director. The stress level of this job is low. 

New employees of the Town of Knightdale are required to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to their first day of employment and must receive their second vaccine dose (if completing a two-shot series) within the time frame prescribed by the manufacturer.  Proof of such must be submitted to HR and will be confidential.

The Town of Knightdale is an equal opportunity employer.      

Education:  Graduation from a standard high school or GED.
Experience:  Entry level position. Prefer someone with a combination of training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, tools and equipment used in maintenance work and general landscape maintenance. 
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions. 
Skill in the use of assigned tools and equipment. 
Ability to perform heavy manual labor in varied weather conditions. 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
Ability to make minor repairs to the tools and equipment assigned. 
Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the general public. 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.  
Special Requirements:  Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
$40,509.00 - $44,748.00
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Knightdale, North Carolina United States
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