Grounds Laborer

Tracy, CA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Maintenance & Repair
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust
  • Req ID: 2024-8084


Job Summary:

The Grounds Laborer performs tasks that require mainly physical abilities and effort involving little or no specialized skill or prior work experience. The following tasks are typical of this occupation: Load and unload trucks, and other conveyances; move supplies and materials to proper location by wheel barrows or hand trucks; stack materials for storage or binning; collect refuse and salvageable materials; dig, fill, and tamp earth excavations; level ground using pick, shovel, tamper and rake; shovel concrete and clean culverts and ditches; cut trees and brush; operate power lawn mowers; move and arrange heavy pieces of office and household furniture, equipment, and appliances; move heavy pieces of automotive, medical engineering, and other types of machinery and equipment, and pick up leaves and trash.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Using walking-type or riding mowers; cut the Using hedge trimmers, clippers, and edging tools; trim hedge and edge around walks, flower beds, and wells. Using shears and other hand tools; clip shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth.

  • Spray lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer or insecticide and plant grass, flowers, trees, and

  • Remove and/or spray weeds with approved pesticides that do not require an applicator’s license.

  • Perform pressure washing as Using hose or activating sprinkler system, water lawns, and shrubs during dry periods.

  • Pick up and burn or cart away leaves, paper, and other.

  • Repair and paint fences, gates, benches, tables, guardrails, and assist in repair of roads, walks, buildings, and mechanical equipment.

  • Repair and replace irrigation sprinklers and timers.

  • Repair irrigation water leaks

  • Clean comfort stations, office and workshop areas, and parking lots by sweeping, washing, mopping, and

  • Be familiar with the Quality Control/Customer Satisfaction Plan (QC/CSP) requirements and perform QC/CS actions as

  • Follow written and verbal instructions.

  • May be required to participate in on-call schedule.

  • Perform duties unrelated to the job classification as needed.

  • Perform other related work as assigned.


Minimum Qualification:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent. May be substituted with 1 year of direct experience in grounds maintenance.

  • Requires 1 year of experience in the field of grounds maintenance. Possess knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures used in grounds maintenance and repair. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

  • Requires 1 years of experience in the field of grounds maintenance. Works with Grounds Maintenance Lead and primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.

  • California Driver’s License

  • Knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, and equipment of the ground maintenance trade.

  • Knowledge of the mechanical systems of ground maintenance equipment.

  • Knowledge of the hazards and standard safety precautions of the trade.

  • Skill in the use of tools and in the operation of equipment employed in ground maintenance.

  • Ability to maintain records.

  • Ability to work from specifications and oral and written instructions.

Training Requirements:

  • Grounds equipment as required.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequently exposed to extreme heat, and cold due to seasonal changes, and air quality associated with an outside environment.

  • Work Week: Monday-Friday

  • Work Hours: 0700-1530

  • Flex Shifts: Occasionally

  • Overtime: Occasionally

  • Travel Required: Possible

Physical Demands:

  • Standing: continuously Reaching: frequently

  • Walking: frequently Stretching: frequently

  • Lifting: occasionally

  • Pulling: occasionally

  • Pushing: occasionally Moving: occasionally

  • Bending: frequently Climbing: frequently

  • Stooping: frequently Balancing: frequently

  • Twisting: frequently Kneeling: frequently

  • Crouching: frequently Crawling: occasionally

The applicant/employee will be required to demonstrate competency during a forty-five-day probationary period.

Posted Salary Range

$38,376 - $39,520

Benefits Information

CBA - The benefits and leave offered will be as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job: Maintenance & Repair

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8084