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Groundskeeper

Apply Job ID 22417 Date posted May. 06, 2022 Location Sussex, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and printing technology. This includes guided vehicles (driverless fork trucks) and world-class digital presses that give our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you’ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done – something shared by your team and everyone in the community we call Quad.

Job Overview:

The Groundskeeper maintains the lawns, gardens, plantings and grounds to keep the outdoor areas clean, well-groomed and attractive for our employees, clients, and visitors.  On occasion indoor work is required, such as with holiday decorating and interior plant maintenance.

Job Description:

  • Prepare, plant and maintain flowerbeds and vegetable gardens – plant identification, weed, water, thin, transplant, application of fertilizer, pesticide and/or herbicide
  • Install and maintain trees and shrubs - identification and care to include pruning, trimming, fertilizing, removing dead wood, and application of fertilizer and chemicals; hedge trimming
  • Lawns:  Install sod/seed, apply fertilizer, mow, trim, edge, aerate, thatch, and apply chemical treatments
  • Put down mulch
  • Inspect grounds vehicles and schedule repairs to keep them in safe operating condition at all times
  • Inspect grounds equipment, perform basic maintenance as instructed, and arrange for repair/replacement to keep the equipment in safe operating condition at all times
  • Maintain the appearance of outdoor venues such as pavilions and patios
  • Maintain the sports complex
  • Pick up litter and empty waste receptacles
  • Setup and teardown of outdoor furniture for events; move picnic tables
  • Paint railings, fences and other exterior structures or furniture as directed
  • Maintain the irrigation system and replace defective sprinkler heads
  • Perform pond maintenance and storm water management and inspections
  • Snow removal – plow, shovel, salt and sand
  • Install and remove standard outdoor and special event signage
  • Put up and take down holiday decorations (may include some indoor work)
  • Plant and maintain container gardens
  • Participate in Spring and Fall cleanup

Qualifications:

Education

  • High school diploma or GED, minimum
  • An A.A.S. or B.A. degree is preferred

Experience

Minimum of three years experience in the grounds maintenance field – this includes working with plants, related materials and horticultural practices.

Required Skills

  • Valid driver license
  • Ability to read blueprints and sketches
  • Ability to identify plantings
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of indoor plants (identification and care) would be helpful

Physical Requirements

  • Lift, carry and transport up to 50 pounds

  • Work 40 hours per week with overtime when required
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Work in any kind of weather conditions native to the site

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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