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Juniper Level Botanic Garden -Grounds Technician and Equipment Operator-Mon, 10/08/2018 - 9:35am

Grounds Technician and Equipment Operator


Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh , NC 27603

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Job Description 

Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden is seeking a full time 40hr/week grounds technician/ small equipment operator starting immediately. This is a permanent, benefited position. Primary responsibilities include equipment operation and manual landscape related tasks. Qualified applicants must be safety-conscious, physically durable in any outdoor situation, have a good work ethic, follow directions, and work well with others.

Opening in 1988, Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden has become world renowned for its mail-order plant sales and is recognized for its extensive botanical collections displayed in a garden setting.

Position Classification: Full-Time (Non-Exempt)

Duties & Responsibilities 

Position Description:

• Operate the following equipment safely and efficiently
o Skid Steer: Caterpillar 236b
o Tractor: John Deere 855
o Lawn Tractor: John Deere X300 48"
o Rental equipment
o Hand tools
• Responsible for all grounds maintenance tasks including but not limited to:
o Mowing
o Excavation
o Build and turn compost
o Earth moving
o Materials loading/staging
o Road maintenance
o Maintain extensive storm water management system
o Equipment fueling and preventative maintenance
• Assist in landscape construction projects
o Irrigation installation
o Storm water management installation
o Stonework
o Garden bed construction
• Assist general facilities maintenance projects as needed
o Basic carpentry
o Basic machine maintenance and repair
o Irrigation system wiring and troubleshooting
• Other duties as assigned
o Assist garden and research crews as needed
o Ensure large and small fuel tanks are filled and mixed properly

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Send resumes with cover letters of interest with reasons why you are the ideal candidate to

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Juniper Level Botanic Garden