Lawn Maintenance Associate

Posting Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 205 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Responsible for the maintenance and care of Company grounds.  Utilizes electric and gasoline-powered equipment, machines, and small hand and power tools equipment to plant, cultivate, and trim grounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures all Company facilities are clean and inviting at all times according to Company appeal standards.
  • Maintains Company grounds by seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and applying chemicals to outside plantings.
  • Performs regular maintenance by using various hand, electric, and gas-powered tools to mow and maintain grass, rake leaves, trim bushes and trees, plant flowers and shrubbery, water and fertilize vegetation, and prepare for seasonal changes.
  • Maintains driveways, walkways, and parking lots by removing snow and ice when applicable.
  • Ensures grounds-keeping tools and equipment are properly maintained and stored. Performs minor repairs and maintenance procedures. Assists with the repair of sprinkler systems as needed.
  • Inspects common areas, exterior of the properties and grounds, and parking lots; reports deficiencies to upper management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate heavy machinery/hazardous equipment.
  • Ability to use gas and electric hand tools.
  • Ability to operate large riding mowing equipment.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to drive in accordance with the BGC Driver Policy.
  • Must be attentive to potential hazards and remedy or place appropriate warning signs or devices around or near the hazard as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Must report any potential hazards that cannot be immediately remedied to a supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED and two or more years of experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Frequently operates lawn equipment.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop or crawl.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an outdoor environment.
  • Continuously exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning or gasoline agents.
  • Moderate to loud noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler